Are you in Berlin and feeling like going out for a party? Sisyphos Club is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the typical Berlin underground nightlife.
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Sisyphos nightclub in Berlin
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Sisyphos club in Berlin
Parties at Sisyphos are unstoppable. The adventure begins on Friday at midnight and the nightclub is kept open and accepting people until Monday, without breaks, without closing, without excuses. It is divided into 5 rooms and an open air area. To facilitate the long stay they have an ATM and a moderate but sufficient (for the occasion) offer in food. The prevailing music is electro in all the dancefloors.
In the outdoor area there is a small lake with a bridge surrounded by an area with sand, sun loungers and sofas, ideal for relaxing and sunbathing in summer. The decor is typically Berlin style: you spend the time wondering if the stuff is bought it or if it’s been found on the street. And the location is not to be missed, it is located in an olddog biscuits factory.
A place to discover, which makes you believe that the impossible belongs to your everyday life, full of new corners to let the imagination fly, to go with the flow and not to stop being surprised by this small world invented in the middle of a city as cosmopolitan as Berlin.
You can go partying at night or just around noon, when there are less people, to have a drink and relax, while sitting on one of the couches and then go dancing when you feel in the mood. Even if electronic music is not your favorite, it is a really interesting place to see and to get a bit more of the spirit of this city.
How to get to Sisyphos
Sisyphos is in the Lichtenberg district and well connected by public transport. There is an S-bahn station not far away (you’ll have to walk a bit and the landscape is not one of the most beautiful, S3 banhof Rummelsburg) but I would recommend you to take the tram, as Sisyphos entrance gives directly to the stop 21 Gustav-Holzmann-Str.
How to get from the airport to the center of Berlin
Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) is located less than 25 km from the center of Berlin.
There are 4 different ways to get to the city center. The most comfortable option is to hire a TRANSFER (👉PRICES); although you can also take a taxi or go by public transport, that is, by S-bahn (something like the subway) or by regional train.
The two S-bahn lines to get to the center of Berlin from the airport terminals 1, 2 and 5 are lines S9 and S45. In both cases there are trains leaving every 20 minutes.
To get to the center of Berlin by train, you must take the Airport Express (FEX) or the regional trains RE7 and RB14. All of them stop at Terminal 1 and 2 of the airport. The regional trains stop is just below Terminal 1, and there are 4 scheduled departures every hour.
If your flight departs from Terminal 5, you will have to transfer at the same station to take the S9 or S45 to your terminal (the trip takes about 8 minutes).
You will find more detailed information in this article on how to get from the AIRPORT to the center of BERLIN
Useful stuff for your trip to Germany
Below, you will find some products that will be very useful during your trip to Germany.
In addition, the options that I recommend are committed to the environment/social causes and are vegan.
Carrying a waterproof windbreaker in your suitcase is essential in case temperatures drop, it rains unexpectedly, or to go hiking.
When traveling, it’s important to choose a jacket that is lightweight, takes up little space and that you can use in different situations; that is to say, that transpires, is waterproof and has a hood to protect you properly from bad weather.
3-in-1 hiking shoes
These La Sportiva shoes are designed to run in the mountains, thanks to this you can use them for hiking, go out to run and do tourism ; saving space in your suitcase.
They are made with goretex, which means they protect you from the inclement weather weather (such as rain, ice or cold) and are adherent to the ground. This makes them ideal for traveling due to their versatility.
10l backpack for day trips and trekking
This 10 L backpack 10 is ideal for visitng cities or going hikimg. It has two compartments to organize your stuff properly and internal space for a hydration bag, as well as a side pocket to carry a bottle.
The size is suitable for 1 day trips and to go running, since it allows you to take everything you need with ease. In addition, it covers less of the back and thus avoids being overheated.
Save Money with the Berlin welcome card
To get around Berlin easily, you can opt for the Berlin WelcomeCard (you can buy it at this link) which will allow you unlimited use of public transport (flat rate) and offers discounts of up to 50% in more than 190 museums and Berlin attractions.
If you have small children, you will be happy to know that the card is free for children under 6 years of age. Prices for adults are as follows:
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Tours & activities in Berlin
In Berlin there are many places and activities to enjoy during your stay in the German capital.
I leave you a list with the tours and activities you can do around Berlin, to get to know this city in more depth. Options also include free tours to help keep your travel budget from skyrocketing.
Where to stay in Berlin
The city of Berlin changes quite a bit depending on the area you visit. I would separate it into two zones depending on your preferences and the type of tourism you like.
EXPENSIVE ZONE AND LESS ALTERNATIVE
Broadly speaking, the area of Stadtmitte, Kurfürstendamm and Charlottenburg is more arranged and expensive (American part during the GDR). Here you can do a quieter and more usual type of tourism, focusing on the monuments, the opera, museums, shopping, etc…
YOUNG people + UNDERGROUND
If you are more into the alternative style and focused on young people, I recommend the neighborhoods of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg and Neukölln. Here there are many curious and more alternative bars, concerts in basements, parks to have a barbecue, nightclubs that are open 3 days 24 hours, festivals, etc…
Is Germany safe for travelers?
Germany is a safe country to travel, and there are no risk areas where tourists are not recommended to go. If you are a victim of robbery or accident, you should call the police at 110.
Although it is a safe country, crimes also occur; so remember to follow these recommendations and hire a travel insurance
- If you’re being robbed, don’t try to fight back physically.
- Ve con cuidado al salir de noche, y mantente en lugares donde haya gente.
- It’s best to be cautious at night, so stick to well-populated areas.
- Keep your valuables close to your body and out of sight to avoid being a target for thieves (your camera, phone,..).
- And finally, don’t carry your backpack on your back where it’s easy for someone to snatch it; carry it in front of you or use a belt bag or cross-body bag instead.
Eating vegan in Germany
Traditional German food is not exactly characterized by the scarcity of products of animal origin. Luckily, in this country you will find restaurants restaurants that offer many different cuisines and you will not be short of options when you go out to eat.
In general, it will not be difficult for you to find vegan food since most restaurants have vegan and vegetarian dishes on their menus and, in addition, there are also many restaurants that are entirely vegan.
If you want to cook to save a little, organic supermarkets are where you will find more options that fit your needs. And there are even german cities where you will find 100% vegan supermarkets!
Two practical tips for your stay:
- Before going on a tour that includes a meal, always mention that you are vegan or vegetarian, so that they can adapt the food.
- The quality of fruit and vegetables in German supermarkets is not the best. If you have a Turkish market or supermarket nearby, it’s better that you buy there the fruits and vegetables, nuts, hummus, muhammara, etc…
What to visit in Berlin
Besides the museums and the East Side Gallery, there are more great places to visit in Berlin. Below you will find a list of the touristic landmarks, but also some places that are out of the ordinary, so you can enjoy a mix between the popular and alternative side of Berlin.
Carnival of SUBCULTURES (PUNKS IN BERLIN)
The Carnival of Subcultures is a very cool street party that I highly recommend. Every year the inhabitants of a squatted building in the center of Berlin called Köpi organize the underground version of the main carnival.
The vibe is punk and they also organize concerts and, in addition, there’s a war of tuned bicycles (some even spit fire). Later, the party continues inside the building, which becomes a club.
The inside of Sage/Kitkat nightclub is quite shocking: the walls are painted with images of people, in one room there is a metallic dragon that breathes fire and there’s also an indoor swimming pool in oriental style. It’s amazing.
It is a space shared by two discos: Thursday is the day of “Rock at Sage” with free admission from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. You will find a mix between live concerts by international artists and DJ’s in the three rooms of this nightclub.
During the rest of the week, KitKat‘s parties take place. This nightclub has become famous in Berlin for being a swinger club.
Different themed parties are organized and people are free to do whatever they want and wherever they want as long as there is mutual consent. There’s a dress code and it is clear: less is more.
The RAW Gelände in Berlin (Germany) is a former abandoned train construction and repair factory that has become one of the liveliest places in this city.
The different areas of the RAW-Gelände have been remodeled to house small businesses, a skating rink, a swimming pool, gyms, bars and clubs and much more.
It is a perfect place to visit during your stay in Berlin; It is also very well connected by public transport and is located between two neighborhoods with a lot of nightlife (Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain).
You can take the opportunity to eat something, enjoy urban art and go out for a drink or spend the night in one of the clubs that you’ll find inside the RAW Gelände.
If you like lakes and parks, I recommend visiting the Volkspark Friedrichshain. It’s one of my favorite places in summer because of the atmosphere and its central location.
It is a very complete park: many people organize barbecues with friends or come to play sports. There are also bars, and a lake with ducks where you can’t swim, but you can sunbathe lying on the grass.
When the temperatures begin to rise and the good weather arrives, there’s also an outdoors cinema where you can see mainly independent films.
Abandoned children’s hospital
This abandoned children’s hospital was opened in 1911, and it was the first and the largest hospital for newborns and children in all of Prussia .
However, ten years later, in January 1997, the hospital was closed permanently.
Since then it has been abandoned and deteriorating due to several fires that took place and damages occured over time. But it has achieved another type of charm: the one from graffiti and adventure.
If you like abandoned places, in Berlin there is also an Iraqi Embassy.
GOING TO THE OPERA OR BALLET
Something that many people do not know is that going to the ballet or the opera is very cheap and the billboard gets renewed very regularly – in the same week you can see 2 or 3 different performances.
Prices range from approximately €20 to €50 per person. And here comes the best: if you are a student or under 30 years old, you can buy the ticket you want for only €10 (awesome) showing up 1 hour before the performance.
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Before I say goodbye, I want to share one final tip with you. From my personal experience, I understand how challenging it can be to TRAVEL while staying VEGAN. That’s why I’ve put together a comprehensive guide filled with advice for traveling as a vegan. Inside, you’ll find plenty of suggestions for ordering vegan meals at restaurants, information on where to purchase vegan personal care products, and even tips on how to prepare food in your hotel room!