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10 things that have to be in your backpack on a trip to Berlin.
Good times were those of ship travelling: baggage were big chest and space simply not an issue. Travel packing can be a stressful task in times of low cost flights and hand-luggage only. On our last blog post we gave you a hand on the topic talking about 5 Space Saving Packing Hacks. But, as every place is unique, unique should also be some details in your suitcase. Depending on where you go a few things are essential. For your trip to the German capital the Amstel House helps you out with a packing list for a Berlin trip: 10 things that have to be in your backpack to land just right in.
1- Black clothing
Berlin is definitely not classic, but has a thing for black clothing. Between hippies and punks, mad and behaved, in nightclubs and bars, streets and parks, day and night: black dominates all city’s wardrobe and rules every fashion season.
2- Umbrella or raincoad
No doubt Berlin has great qualities. Weather, however, is not one of them. 45% of its days let fall at least a few drops of rain. Nothing that can spoil the program if you have an impermeable in your bag.
3- Cash $$$
Unlike most metropolitans Berlin is not a big fan of credit cards. You can pin in big stores and hostels, but local restaurants and shops as well as the nicest bars and clubs only except cash.
4- Comfortable shoes
Berlin is huge and there is plenty to be seen and enjoyed. Pick shoes that are made for walking, ’cause that’s what you are gonna do.
5- Nice socks
Most Berliners do the Japanese style: no street shoes inside home. So in case you get invited to someone’s apartment, make sure to wear those nice socks with no holes 😉
Paradise for singles here flirting is all around. If you are a lonely heart there are big chances for a great one night stand – with protection, off course!
Berlin is creative and extravagant. There is no shame for expression here. If the whole look does not fit in the suitcase, bring at least your special touch.
8- Mini Purse
Mecca of electronic music, host of the best clubs, known for endless nights: Berlin is for those who like dancing. For the money, the phone and (if smoker) the cigarette, better have a small bag that does not hinder your movements on the dance floor.
9- Pocket notebook
Centuries of history, various architectural styles, musicians of all kinds: Berlin is a lot of information. And a lot of beer too. So to not forget what interests you during your stay, better keep a pocket notebook – and the memories will be saved.
Everything that goes beyond aspiring is complicated to buy around here. Most medicaments in Berlin can only be purchased with a prescription – another hard thing to get. So better bring your own saviors in case of emergency.