Autumn and Art

We have to admit, that the summer has finally moved on and every season has an end – but Art never stands still, especially not in Berlin. There are so many cultural events, exhibitions, openings and art happenings going on, that we can give you only a selection of notable previews. Fact Berlin has about 400 galleries and 5,500 visual artists, there are also 200 museums and exhibition halls partly read more…



Origin: Halloween is the one of the world’s oldest holidays still celebrated today. It’s one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas. While millions of people celebrate Halloween without knowing its origins and myths, the history and facts of Halloween make the holiday more faszinating. The autumn rite is commemorated today in the United Kingdom, altough with a surprising and distinctive British twist. In Mexico, Latin America, and read more…


Open Heritage Day 2015

Germany’s biggest and most popular heritage event the Heritage Day- in Berlin called “Day of the open Monument” is taking place on the 13th September and is free of charge. It offers the chance to visit historical landmarks that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee to visitors. Curators of monuments, archeologists, and preservationists lead tours through historical and remarkable housing complexes, read more…


Citystay Hostel Travel Tips: Banking in Berlin

Need Euros? Read on for Citystay Hostel’s in-depth guide to everything you need to know about where to change your local currency to Euros and banking in Berlin! Banks usually charge high fees for cash exchange and foreign coins are not accepted. The best option would be to withdraw cash from the ATMs (geldautomaten). There are plenty of ATMs throughout the city—look for the ones with an EC sign, denoting read more…


Citystay Travel Tips: St. George’s English Bookshop

A visit to St. George’s English Bookshop is one of the more relaxing ways you could spend a saturday in Berlin. Pass by the organic food market on a saturday and load up on fresh strawberries and gourmet cheese, then just a block away you’ll find this busy bookshop. The quaint shop is loaded with an array of quality new and used books ranging from philosophy to pop culture. For read more…