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: Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate)

Photograph by Stephan Rebernik via Flickr Creative Commons This grand site is also the location for the most important moments in Berlin’s history. Photograph by Downing Street via Flickr Creative Commons Brandenburger Tor, also known as Brandenburg Gate, is where the US Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and most recently Barack Obama have held court to address the people.   Photograph by Raymond Chan via Flickr Creative read more…


Citystay Hostel Travel Tips: Berlin Cathedral

  Photograph via Pixabay Commons The Berlin Cathedral is located on the Museumsinsel (Museum Island), which is just a short walk or bus ride from Citystay Hostel. Photograph by Stephan White via Flickr Creative Commons This grand cathedral was built between 1894 to 1905. One must-see feature in this majestic site for its crypt filled with the marble and tin sarcophagi of Hohenzollern princes and kings. There’s also a viewing read more…


Must-See Historic Sights in Berlin

Are you a history nerd? Well, then you’re in the right place. Berlin really does have it all: awesome spaces and places for hip young things, grunge and graffiti, and most exciting of all, plenty of locations where you can immerse yourself in the country’s intriguing history. And the best part about staying in Citystay is that most of these places are just a short walk, train, or tram ride read more…