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    So, I'll be going to Berlin in a week or two and staying there for 3-4 days. It's a short stay and I want to get the most out of, so I've pretty much given up on most guide books. They're huge and it's hard to decide what's worth doing and where's worth going, so I thought I'd ask here instead. I've been there twice with my school several years ago, so I've seen most of the usual DDR/Nazi-related museums and stuff, so I wanna skip that part. Instead I was thinking about good museums with modern art, cool shops, interesting places, maybe good places for going out (it's okay that it's not too mainstream), vintage-shops, places to eat and anything else interesting you can think of. Money's short this time so it would be great if some of the stuff was kinda budget-friendly, although I'm willing to spend a bit more of stuff that seems really worth the price. Oh, and I'm 21 years old.

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    Definitely check out Lil Shop Berlin http://www.lil-shop.com/
    Brunnenstrasse 184 D-10119 Berlin Mitte

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    check out seven star gallery for neat photography, it shares the location with Darklands.

    Homage should also open soon, its a pretty interesting gallery/shop/event concept: http://www.homage-berlin.com

    go to Mauerpark on a sunday, and whatch drugged up kids who have been partying non-stop since saturday still dancing in the middle of sunday afternoon, you dont see this anywhere else. theres also a big flea market thats always packed.

    I could go on but everything I like is pretty much here: http://scoute.org/travel/berlin

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    you wouldn't happen to have one of these maps for milan would you ml?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA*NYC View Post
    you wouldn't happen to have one of these maps for milan would you ml?
    Dude, you gotta stay at STRAF. Baller. Milan is a bit of a craphole though... Make sure you go to the Henry Cuir store in the Navigli (you can also stare at the canal where the CCP models were floating).
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    AKA, theres a thread somewhere I made about Milan. the city can be a bit meh, but you can actually have a good time and theres a couple of really nice stores
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    Thanks a lot, Mike! Just what I needed. But no one knows any good vintage shops? We don't have any for men here in Copenhagen, so I was looking forward to visiting some in Berlin...

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    you mean vintage clothing, right? what kind of stuff are you looking for?

    Cash, which is run by the store Apartment, has designer stuff from older seasons as well as second hand. quite a wide range from raf simons to number(n)ine to marc jacobs.

    theres a store called OFT, which I believe is a bit more like a thrift store, I havent been there.

    there are several big flea markets as well but not sure if thats what you're looking for
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike lowrey View Post
    AKA, theres a thread somewhere I made about Milan. the city can be a bit meh, but you can actually have a good time and theres a couple of really nice stores
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    Dude, you gotta stay at STRAF. Baller. Milan is a bit of a craphole though... Make sure you go to the Henry Cuir store in the Navigli (you can also stare at the canal where the CCP models were floating).
    thanks guys. the consensus seems to be that milan is a drag. i'm only there for a few days and the trip is work related. i wish i could stay at straf, wow, but we're already booked into some other joint. at least i'll get to visit the downstream mainstream canal since there's no leaning towers or ancient ruins to look at.

    p.s. sorry to subvert the thread. i know it's supposed to be berlin.

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    go to Antonioli while there, its in Navigli

    heres the thread, which is kind of f'ed up because of the software switch: http://stylezeitgeist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3317
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA*NYC View Post
    thanks guys. the consensus seems to be that milan is a drag. i'm only there for a few days and the trip is work related. i wish i could stay at straf, wow, but we're already booked into some other joint. at least i'll get to visit the downstream mainstream canal since there's no leaning towers or ancient ruins to look at.

    p.s. sorry to subvert the thread. i know it's supposed to be berlin.
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    as well as this...

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    That sounds great! Yeah, I'm mostly looking for vintage clothing. I was wondering if there were other 'high end' second hand stores with mostly designer labels and any second hand stores with selected quality pieces. But Cash sounds great, I'll definitely check that one out.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike lowrey View Post
    you mean vintage clothing, right? what kind of stuff are you looking for?

    Cash, which is run by the store Apartment, has designer stuff from older seasons as well as second hand. quite a wide range from raf simons to number(n)ine to marc jacobs.

    theres a store called OFT, which I believe is a bit more like a thrift store, I havent been there.

    there are several big flea markets as well but not sure if thats what you're looking for

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    Guys, I'm heading for Berlin in around 2 weeks. Will live there for 8 months. I don't know absolutely anything there, but would enjoy your company, you know, someone to ramble with, hang out with... Any benevolent local offering support in SZ manners?

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    Looking at my posts above, Imageshack link recycling strikes again.
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    ahahahaha, I was wondering what the hell you were talking about
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    hey guys, i'm going to berlin next week for a few days.
    any recommandations are welcome, this will be my first time there. i'm especially looking for cool night places.

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    White trash fast food can be a fun night so check that out.

    Eating-the bird is great for burgers but best to book, pappa e ciccia is great for lunch especially Sundays, vaporetto by friedrichstrasse station back entrance is nice and romantic

    It's an amazing city though with endless choices so I'm sure you'll discover much to enjoy

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    thanks ! will check them out.

    i'm with the girlfriend, so i may (unfortunately) avoid big night clubs and drugs related stuff, but i'm sur there is some more relaxed, still cool clubs / bars with good music and atmosphere

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    It really depends on what kind of music you like.

    If you are into dive bars that play punk music there's Trinkteufel in Kreuzberg. It's a fun place most of the time but best in the early morning hours (but tons of wasted people, and I mean really wasted).

    A lot of places that I used to frequent closed down since I moved away but there is Madame Claude which is a nice bar to have a couple of beers with usually a good crowd and furniture hanging from the ceiling.

    Another one would be Rauschgold, also in Kreuzberg. It's mostly an LGBT bar but that doesn't really matter in Berlin anyway. Always worth a visit.

    As for clubs (all electronic): Rosi's in Friedrichshain, MIKZ (also in F'hain) and of course there is always Berghain (if you want to go go on a sunday morning), Club der Visionaere and Watergate (it really depends on who is playing).
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