One Weekend in Berlin – Part One
Travelling outside of Prague
We all know that Prague is a beautiful city, full of things to do and places to see- but what if you, god forbid, get bored of it? Good job there are plenty of other cities and other countries surrounding the Czech Republic to go and visit.
Berlin is one such city, obviously the capital of neighbouring Germany, and relatively easy to reach by train or coach. I visited Berlin recently, travelling by coach for a fun-filled weekend of culture, sights and maybe a little bit of partying.
There are many different coach companies which travel to Berlin from Prague, but being the penniless intern that I am, we chose to travel with Student Agency, which offered a return journey for around 1486 CZK - quite a bargain considering the extras included in the travel, but more about those later.
For accommodation we chose to stay in a hostel, an obvious choice for us young folks. We chose the Generator hostel, situated on Landsberger Allee in Prenzlauer Berg. Again, this was a cheaper choice, costing merely 728 CZK for two nights- although we were sharing a room, we only had to share on the Saturday night, and we had our own bathroom.
Travelling there, we set off from Florenc at 7:30am, and arrived in Berlin at about 12pm- half an hour earlier than scheduled. There was a stop in Dresden, but other than that the journey was non-stop to Berlin, with no time to get up and stretch your legs. The coach itself was fitted with touch screen TVs on the back of every seat, allowing passengers to watch films and tv shows, listen to music and play games, with the option of both English with Czech subtitles, and in Czech. There were also free hot drinks, including some very nice hot chocolate which I sampled myself.
Upon arriving in Berlin, we somehow successfully navigated the transport system- which is almost similar to Prague’s, only slightly more complicated- and arrived at the hostel within half an hour. The check-in itself was easy, and we were handed our keycards and a token for a free drink in the bar attached to the building.
After unpacking and locking away our luggage, we were more than ready to start exploring Berlin. But that’s a whole other article.
For more information on Student Agency, visit their website –www.studentagency.eu. And for more information on Generator Hostels, including their other Berlin hostel and those in other countries, please visit www.generatorhostels.com
Night tram and bus numbers changing by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
New designations announced in January will take effect
Prague Airport will open checked bags by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Passengers are urged to get new security friendly locks
Qatar Airways to fly direct to Prague by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The airline will also offer high-speed internet and double beds
Libeňský most will be closed for tests by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: wikipedia)
Car and tram traffic will be disrupted in Libeň and Holešovice
Metro D construction to start by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Work on the long delayed fourth line should begin this year
City looks at Airbnb problems by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The mayor wants to regulate short-term rentals, but an economist differs
Prague may restrict diesel cars by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The Czech capital is looking to other cities for pollution solutions
Tips for Trips: Leipzig by Ross Kennerley - Prague.TV (Foto: Prague.TV)
At only just over 250km away from Prague, this Eastern German city provides the perfect getaway for Prague locals
Metro C to be interrupted over Easter weekend by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The four-day weekend will be used for track work on much of the red line
Signs call Prague taxis a 'museum of communism' by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Praha.eu)
A new campaign is aimed at warning tourists about overcharging
English and RUssian language driving school in Prague
New shop open from Monday, March 27 - Dive with us into...
Feel the rhythm and party to the biggest hits of the 80’s!
... the real luxury is actually waiting for you on your...
Authentic local food tours Prague
Maldives - The Sunny Side of Life!
Have fun. Help. Volunteer overseas - Let us organize your...
Prague Sapa tours