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Berlin + "Post Tourism"

By Traveller April 27, 2017
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Berlin + "Post Tourism"

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By Guilherme Traveller April 27, 2017

So I've read this article about how Berlin has become the "post-tourism" capital of the world. In short, post-tourism is part of that travel philosophy of "wanting to experience the REAL city/place" but how that ends up being just as annoying as regular tourism.
My question is then, are the places listed in the travel sites (or in The Guardian) really "local" or are they apart of this? Like, is going to Mustafa's a normal thing, or strolling through Kreuzberg, or going to Maeur Park? Let me know please, I promise I won't be those annoying tourists ahah

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I would never queue to eat at Mustafas. It's a ridiculously touristy thing to do. Which is a shame because it IS yummy. But not queuing up for 30+ min yummy. So, post tourism ruined a perfectly nice but really not that exceptional kebab place. I do stroll through Kreuzberg because I live here. Would avoid Mauerpark but it works for some
Local April 27, 2017
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Ok thanks, that's exactly what I was afraid of, that Mustafas would be too overrated/touristy. So btw, do you know any good kebab places or maybe just some cool budget restaurants overall?
Depends on where you are and what budget means. If you want food
in hand, kebab style, you will probably like Sahara (there are a 2 in Neukölln) or Nil Imbiss (1 in Kreuzberg, one in Friedrichshain). Look out for Imren Grill for pretty good kebabs (all over Berlin). Gel Gör Köfteci on Kottbusser Damm is also very yummy and open all night. Otheriwse, trial and error. Most inner (within S-Bahn ring) districts areas have cheap food options.
Domi Local April 27, 2017
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Ok, first of all, thanks for replying.
By local I mean certain places where locals just hangout, drink, eat, see, shop maybe on the weekends or when they have time-off, that type of thing. Maybe that helps.
Traveller April 27, 2017
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Hello!

This is a good discussion... first we need to understand, what is that you mean by "local"? There are touristic places where locals never go but other main tourist attractions which are loved by locals as well as by travellers.

There are many traditional restaurants and bars where locals and travellers meet, but there are also neighbourhood places where only locals go, that are totally off the tourists' path, but would it be worth travelling to if you only have 1 day in town?

let's discuss!

In the meantime - you might enjoy this reading: http://blog.cityunscripted.com/berlin-neighbourhood-guide-neukölln
Local April 27, 2017
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Ok, first of all, thanks for replying.
By local I mean certain places where locals just hangout, drink, eat, see, shop maybe on the weekends or when they have time-off, that type of thing. Maybe that helps.
Kreuzberg and Mauer Park are definitely places that locals love. Very vibrant neighbourhoods, loads of things to do and see, independent shops, cafes and restaurants...

What is that you are trying to find out? Are you just asking in general or are you looking for locals' tips in a particular area?

Anna
CityUnscripted.com
nice write up but half of the stuff you list is actually Kreuzberg. Neukölln is huge, check it out on a map, and only the smallest, northern tip is considered 'cool'. You wouldnt want to mislead travellers and have them end up in Buckow or Rudow (though that would definitely be very 'authentic')
Domi Local April 27, 2017
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*Mauer park
Traveller April 27, 2017
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