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King_Ghidra
04-09-2006, 08:52:00
Well i'm not of course, but i am intending a trip out there to see a friend so wondered if anyone who has been or knows the city might be able to give me some travel tips.

I'm looking to go end of sept and the plane fares for direct routes seem pretty high, like £350+. Early september they're crazy, like £400 or so. But the alternatives seem to involve changes at Dusseldorf which i'd like to avoid.

Main question though, is there any public holidays or particular events going on around this time that i should avoid? I don't want to get caught up in the love parade or something...

Funko
04-09-2006, 08:57:08
I saw some advert for a £35 flight to Berlin today... I'll see if I can find the company.

Funko
04-09-2006, 09:00:55
Ah... ok the offer was Berlin £39 one way on BA, outbound travel first two weeks in November. Sleazyjet and Ryanair both have direct flights end of September that come in under £100 return.

I think they go to the airport which is a fair way outside Berlin though.

edit: 31 minute train journey from city.

http://www.berlin-airport.de/PubEnglish/PubSchoenefeld/PubWegweiserSXF/PubBusBahnSXF/docAirportexpressSXF.html

Cruddy
04-09-2006, 09:07:42
You are a jelly doughnut?

Nills Lagerbaak
04-09-2006, 09:09:09
I am itching to go to Berlin, never having been. I have no more holidays for the year though sadly :-(

King_Ghidra
04-09-2006, 09:19:06
Originally posted by Cruddy
You are a jelly doughnut?

sorry old boy, that gag's a myth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin_ein_Berliner#.22Jelly_doughnut.22_urban_le gend


thanks for the plane tip though funko

Mr. Bas
04-09-2006, 09:20:20
Berlin is a pretty cool place to go to, I'm afraid I can't give you any specific tips though. I went by car when I visited some friends there, I remember some cool bars which were in former east Berlin but I've got no idea anymore of what part of town they were in.

Air Berlin (http://airberlin.com) has cheap fares btw. You probably have to add taxes, but it looks pretty reasonable.

Vincent
04-09-2006, 21:12:19
Berlin saugt meinen Arsch große Zeit

mr_G
04-09-2006, 21:15:54
and you love it - FACT!!!

Vincent
04-09-2006, 21:16:42
oh boy, of course

Scabrous Birdseed
05-09-2006, 06:49:28
You can get a Stansted-Berlin return flight with Air Berlin for like £75 if you choose carefully.

MoSe
05-09-2006, 08:25:23
a Bärn-Bärlin flight must be unbearable

like watching a Bears match and a Cubs match on the same day

mr_G
05-09-2006, 08:57:34
Lou Reed had a blast in Berlin considering his depressed CD.

best lyric ever:
Caroline says when she gets up from the floor,
why is it that you beat me......it isn't any fun!!!
:lol: makes me laugh every time

CTH
06-09-2006, 10:11:11
that killed it

Drekkus
06-09-2006, 11:26:25
Long time since we did some threadkilling research. I recommend MoSe to provide us with some graphs showing the threadkill to postcount ratio.

mr_G
06-09-2006, 11:54:49
a winner are me!!!!!

Venom
06-09-2006, 11:57:12
Whenever you win, we all lose.

mr_G
06-09-2006, 11:58:54
jesjes

mr_G
06-09-2006, 11:59:23
when i sit on a chair i'm sitting.....jesjes

CTH
06-09-2006, 12:03:55
is jesjes still funny?

MoSe
06-09-2006, 12:06:24
Originally posted by Drekkus
Long time since we did some threadkilling research. I recommend MoSe to provide us with some graphs showing the threadkill to postcount ratio.

it would be about time that Nav provided me with direct access to the Forum DB, read-only would do but with unlimited query clearance

BTW, a threadkill is never a definitive status, unless the thread is locked.
Some brilliant poster might always come up and bump a 4 years ago thread at anytime
and should I remind you that we don't believe in postcount?

CTH
06-09-2006, 12:07:38
I do believe in post count. I also believe in cancer.

They're both diseases :gasmaske:

MoSe
06-09-2006, 12:18:44
http://www.counterglow.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=4&daysprune=2000&pagenumber=1&perpage=200&sortorder=asc&sortfield=lastpost

Provost Harrison
07-09-2006, 19:13:24
Why I just got back from there the week before last. Berlin is cool, but there is no way you should be paying that kind of money to fly there...I paid just over £50 for my tickets including taxes...

MoSe
08-09-2006, 07:32:37
that's expensive if they let you fly passed out on the cargo bay floor