Museum island (talk sob place)

Sandra, 02. October 2019

On my free time, I like to get lost in Museum Island. Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is a gathering of five museums which are located on a small island in Berlin’s Spree river. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The five museums are:
  • Pergamonmuseum (Pergamon Museum)
  • Bode-Museum
  • Neues Museum (New Museum)
  • Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)
  • Altes Museum (Old Museum)
I recommend them all!

Ride around the city

Sandra, 04. October 2019

Berlin is a very big city, where you can easily get anywhere by public transportation, but biking is my best option. It is such a bike friendly city that you are forced to buy a bike the very first weeks you arrive.
The only downside is that it can be stolen… I have been lucky enough for this not to happen, but with a good lock, you should be ok, just better to keep an eye on it and off you go 🚲.

Walking tours after visiting the best German school in Berlin

Sandra, 05. October 2019

Even after visiting the best German school in Berlin for a few weeks now, you can never get bored. So another fun activity that you can do on your free time or when your friends and family come to visit, is to go on a walking tour. You can choose to your like and go see Berlin’s most important landmarks and highlights, as well as learn about key events that happened during different eras with informative commentaries of places like Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall amongst many more.

Discovering Alexanderplatz after German classes in Berlin!

Sandra, 25. September 2019
Deutsch Akademie with it´s best German classes lies in the heart of Alexanderplatz, which has become a very popular area to go for Berlin natives as well for tourists. It is a great place for shopping, eating and it is the center point for Berlin’s transportation system.
It was named Alexanderplatz in honor of the Russian Emperor Alexander I, who visited this part of Berlin on his trip to Germany.
After Germany’s official reunification in 1990, Alexanderplatz started growing exponentially. It has maintained its socialist architecture style, but a lot of buildings have been renovated and more will be done in the near future as well as several skyscrapers. Old style and new style mxi in this beautiful area of Berlin.

Studying in the library for the best German classes in Berlin!

Sandra, 24. September 2019
After the best German classes in Berlin I like to finish my homework right away and what better place than to go to one of the many public libraries in Berlin. As of now I have been doing a tour of them.
While visiting the Humboldt-Bibliothek, I found out it opened in 1989. From the outside it has a classical and reserved look and inside an impressive spatial experience.
It is also a cultural meeting place where exhibitions, readings, concerts and award ceremonies, so take some time of your day to see it for yourself.

Der Mitte Kiez

Sandra, 23. September 2019

The oldest area of Berlin lies in Mitte (middle). It holds most of the city’s top attractions, so when I moved to this Kiez (neighborhood), I had plenty to discover 🙂
Between 1961 and 1990, Mitte was part of East Berlin, closed to the West and surrounded by the Berlin Wall. Checkpoint Charlie – the iconic border crossing, still exists for tourists to go back in time and cross from one side to the other. These are just a few tidbits about my new neighborhood and each and every one of Berlin’s Kiez has it’s own special charm and history.

Vegan restaurants in Berlin

Sandra, 19 September 2019

I have been a vegan for many years now and one of the reasons I moved to Berlin was because it is so vegan friendly! So many restaurants to choose from. This time I enjoyed a delicious Mittagessen in Mitte. I have not even started to scratch the surface… I have a long way to go!

Transportation in Berlin

Sandra, 18 September 2019

Transportation in Berlin (buses, overground and underground trains and trams) is great, but when you have just arrived, it could be a bit tricky to understand how to navigate them all. Usually, one ticket will allow you to access all transportation, but it’s important to know which one to get so you don’t get a fine from ticket controllers. Go to the BVG website or download the BVG app which will explain in detail which ticket to buy or ask a local and practice your German 🙂

 

Books!

Sandra, 16 September 2019

I like to often walk around Berlin in areas I have never been and this time I found all these goodies! I’ve always had a love for reading, so now when I buy books, they have to be in German! Trying different ways to interact with the language you are learning is a must 😉

How we study at the best German school in Berlin

Sandra, 12 September 2019

I really enjoy the way classes are structured at Deutsch Akademie. We are presented with different methods of learning, like 5 minute conversation between students about a particular subject, review of our homework of the day, listening lessons and interactive activities. All this makes learning German much easier and enjoyable at the best German school in Berlin!