Budget Travel Ideas in Berlin MitteEdit This
The Costs of traveling, accommodation, eating and entertainment may prohibit some travelers from taking part in what a city such as Berlin has to offer. However if one is clever they can take advantage of the Berlin Mitte Budget Travel opportunities that will shave hundreds off their vacation costs.
The Berlin Mitte District is home to several low budget sources of accommodation. The Circus Hostel is a perfect example of what budget accommodation is like in the Berlin Mitte district. This particular hostel along with a host of others come highly recommended for cleanliness and affordability. Generally hostels will offer a variety of room sizes and prices from small dormitories of 8 or more beds, double rooms, single rooms and apartment facilities. With regards to the Circus hostel, prices start at 20 Euros per night and rise to 140 for a full service apartment. The Circus hostel offers free airport pick up and has an abundance of information available on walking tours and rentals. The Circus Hostel has 3 restaurants that guests are welcome to use serving a wide range of dishes. The Circus Hostel is a typical example of what a traveler on a budget can find in the Berlin Mitte District. The are contactable by phone at 49-30-2000-39-39.
Great food doesn't have to cost a fortune, even in Berlin. A favorite place among Humboldt University students is Depoine no.3. Depoine no.3 can be reached by taking the U-Bahn or the S-Bahn and alighting at Georgenstrasse. The interior of the restaurant is some what mismatched trying to create a pub atmosphere while being loaded down with eclectic antiques. However, this place is an excellent source for German food. Most meals cost less that 10 euros and the portion sizes are huge.
Just down the road from Depoine no.3 is another excellent eatery choice called Cum Laude. Appropriately named for the number of university students and staff that frequent it, Cum Laude emits a tasteful old collegiate atmosphere. Although technically and Mediterranean restaurant the best choices tend to be those from the area. Piked perch in creamy cucumber sauce seems to be a local favorite. 10 euros is said to keep one full for hours but several dishes on the menu cost under 7.
By traveling to Auguststasse in former East Berlin, you'll stumble across a plethora of art galleries that are open to the public and free. This street is known in English as Berlin's artist mile featuring everything from classic to post modern. Photographer, Peter Dittmar owns a gallery along this stretch and with luck you may even catch a glimpse of him between travels. The Artist's mile is also an excellent place to learn about Berlin's underground art scene. Many of the galleries will be full of fliers advertising upcoming events in this area.