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Bad Wörishofen, Germany (Bavaria)
Amusement Park-Allgäu Skyline Park
-Amusement park in Bad Wörishofen, Germany
More than 60 rides & attractions including roller coasters & water rides, plus a petting zoo.
Address: Skyline-Park-Straße 1, 86871 Rammingen, Germany
Phone: +49 8245 96690
The Berlin transit network (www.bfg.de) is very user-friendly. A day pass card is good for all U-Bahn, S-Bahn and bus rides within the city center, and costs about 7 euros a day.
Bierpinsel-Brutalist barrel shaped building in the Steglitz neighborhood of Berlin built in 1972 . Schloßstraße 17, 12163 Berlin, Germany
– Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, Germany: +49 30 74078597
– Kreutzigerstraße 19, 10247 Berlin, Germany-Squat with Lodging, shows and cafe.
does some occasional Psychedelic shows.
Record Store/Bar-Wowsville Records and Bar-Ohlauer Str. 33, 10999 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 96512751
Grosse Hamburger Strasse 19a, Berlin, Germany 10115 +49 30 43739760-Vintage and Berlin Made clothing store.
Bassy Cowboy Club
-Live music venue Schönhauser Allee 176A, 10119 Berlin, Germany
: +49 30 37448020-the club advertises that they only play music before 1969.
Reingold is an elegant bar behind a discreet entrance in the midst of Mitte, the area that once abutted the eastern side of the Berlin Wall.
Reingold, 11 Novalisstrasse; (49-30) 2838 7676. Free admission.
Tiki Heart-Kreuzberg, Wiener Str. 20, 10999 Berlin Germany 030 61074703
Stagger Lee-fancy cocktail bar, Nollendorfstr. 27, 10777 Berlin
Wild At Heart -Wiener Str. 20 ,10999 Berlin, Germany
-punk rock/rockabilly dive bar-Festsaal Kreuzberg : Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin, Germany +49 30 47056087
8MM Bar -Schönhauser Allee 177b, 10119 Berlin, Germany til 5AM
Phone: +49 30 40500624
-Cuvrystraße 7, 10997 Berlin, Germany +49 30 69566840 hosts events like “Kill all hipsters”
former industrial hall with a courtyard. Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 47385949
– Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, Germany +49 30 74078597 Art and Music space and gallery
– Ziegrastraße 11-13, 12057 Berlin, Germany
The gallery district of Mitte is the heart of Berlin’s art and fashion scene. If the Ku’damm is Madison Avenue, Mitte is SoHo, circa 1979, with young artists and designers and those who follow them like heat-seeking missiles. Dozens of small private galleries (mainly showcasing contemporary artists and photographers) line the narrow streets behind the Hackescher Markt — Sophienstrasse, Auguststrasse and Oranienberger Strasse.
The Proppeler Island Lodge
has a number of unique artist designed rooms. Very short check in and check out times though.
Sorat Art’otel, Joachimstaler Strasse 29, (49-30) 884470, fax (49-30) 88447700, www.sorat-hotels.com/artotel-berlin, the little rooms have twin beds, each with a padded gray-green headboard, TV, phone and sparkling bathroom with a shower. Singles now start at $123; the price includes a sumptuous breakfast buffet served in the downstairs dining room.
At the Hotel Künstlerheim Luise, Luisenstrasse 19, (49-30) 284480, fax (49-30) 2844 8448, on the Web, www.kuenstlerheim-luise.de, each of the hotel’s 30 rooms is an installation, commissioned to a single artist for about $120 a night; the dorm-style bath with shower stalls, sinks and toilets is down the hall. The price includes a cold Continental breakfast of croissants, cereal and coffee. One drawback: the hotel is right next to the S-Bahn (overhead train) line, and some of the rooms can be noisy.
, Rosenthaler Strasse 40-41, (49-30) 2839 1886, 1920s-style lounge bar & restaurant The early supper menu is a good value.
Leysieffer’s, Kurfürstendamm 218, (49-30) 885 7480, also on Friedrichstrasse around the corner from Galeries Lafayette, sells good cookies.
Rausch Schokoladenhaus-Charlottenstr. 60, 10117 Berlin Germany-incredible selection of chocolates to purchase, ranging from small boxes all the way up to giant, expensive, gifts. chocolate models of planes, ships and even the Reichstag. Upstairs cafe with Hot chocolate and cake
Venues-updated Oct 2016
-Small night club in Berlin, Germany: Str. der Pariser Kommune 8, 10245 Berlin, Germany: +49 30 6981280
Astra Kulturhaus -Nightclub & live concert venue with pillared hall & glitter balls, for German & international acts. Address: Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 20056767
Amusement Park-Movie Park Germany
?-Theme park in Bottrop, Germany
Movie Park Germany is a theme park with real movie studios in Bottrop-Kirchhellen. -Warner-Allee 1, 46244 Bottrop, Germany
Cleebronn, Baden Wuerttemberg
Fettboy – Bautzner Str. 14, 01099 Dresden, Germany +49 351 26557088-Gourmet burger joint.
Curry & Co.-Loschwitzer Str. 56, 01309 Dresden, Germany and other location. The ubiquitous Currywurst.
Lebowski Bar- Görlitzer Str. 5, 01099 Dresden, Germany
Neumanns Tiki Eisbar & Lounge – Görlitzer Str. 21, 01099 Dresden, Germany : +49 351 8103837-I am utterly confused by this combination tiki bar/ice cream joint.
– Katharinenstraße 11-13, 01099 Dresden, Germany-Til 5 am: +49 351 8029594
Essen , Germany
Home of Warner Brothers Movie World Amusment Park
K. e. -Steeler Str. 33, 45127 Essen, Germany +49 201 87184100-Til 6 am. Electronic Club with occasional good music too.
Hamburg is home of a giant Model Railroad.
Clubs-Golden Pudel Club -Small night club in Hamburg, Germany
Address: St. Pauli Fischmarkt 27, 22767 Hamburg, Germany til 6AM Teeny tiny club with Punk DJs
-Former slaughterhouse, now a nightspot featuring live rock and indie bands.
Address: Neuer Kamp 30, 20357 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 87976230
Molotow -Live music club-Nobistor 14, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 310845 Thee oh sees and similar play here.
-Live music space & nightclub : Große Elbstraße 84, 22767 Hamburg, Germany: +49 40 388744
Current from June 2000.
St. Pauli is a funky neighborhood on Hamburg’s harbor and in the summer, it’s one of the Germany’s best places to have a good time. Its a scruffy neighborhood where everything is in walking distance and it has one of Europe’s seedier red-light districts. And even if you’re not in that particular market, it’s a hopping place to party on the weekends, especially if you stray from the Reeperbahn (a main drag lined with touristy souvenir stores, nightclubs and the requisite sex shops) onto the neighborhood’s side streets or into the adjacent Schanzenviertel, a Williamsburg-esque neighborhood where locals usually start and finish their evenings out. The sun sets long after 10pm from late May to July, and it’s usually back up in the very wee hours, when you stumble out of the area’s bars, discos or brothels.
Make your way inland along the Davidstrasse. If you’re male, you can walk past the barricade barring the blocklong, red-lit Herbertstrasse to women and anyone under 18. Interested guys can partake of the legal high-end services offered by the women-as-window-displays (prices start at about $50), but if you’re female, don’t crash the gate unless you want to get yelled at or have buckets of pee dumped on you by the sex workers and pimps.
In Hamburg partying starts late.You can walk the length of the glitzy Reeperbahn, starting at the Mojo Club (Reeperbahn 1). Mojo is known for its sometimes edgy music (Kruder & Dorfmeister made early headway here), and jazz.
The busy, neon-lit street at the western end of the Reeperbahn is the Grosse Freiheit, where the Beatles got their start at a now defunct club; you can catch top rock bands at the Grosse Freiheit 36. Table-dance and strip fans should follow their instincts to any number of establishments.
A few blocks inland from St. Pauli is the Schanzenviertel, where you’ll find a plethora of funky places to quaff a great pilsner (try Daniela Bar, Schulterblatt 74,
In the Morning, try a Bauernfrühstück (a big potato-egg skillet breakfast, about $7) at Erika’s Eck (corner of Sternstrasse and Kampstrasse) before finally retiring.
When you awake later in the day take a ferry trip on the Elbe (commuter boats dock every 15 minutes at the Landungsbrücken subway stop near the brewery). Get off at the Teufelsbrück stop 20 minutes away, and walk along the sandy riverbanks until dusk, when locals start lighting bonfires on the beach.
If you’re on a budget, the youth hostel Auf dem Stintfang (Alfred-Wegener-Weg 5, 011-49-40-31-34-88, email@example.com) will set you back only $13$20, depending on the number of beds in your room. The hilltop hostel overlooks the harbor and is within walking distance of nearly everything in St. Pauli. For those who want a little more luxury (i.e., waterfront views, no strangers), the Hotel Hafen Hamburg (Seewartenstrasse 9, 011-49-40-31-11-36-00) offers double rooms for around $90.
Gruenspan -music club in Hamburg, Germany founded in 1968: Große Freiheit 58, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 31793483
Beef Brothers : Aachener Str. 12, 50674 Köln, Germany +49 221 29834736-serving burgers that look vaguely like Whoppers.
Habibi Köln : Zülpicher Str. 28, 50674 Köln, Germany +49 221 2717141-Tiny Middle Eastern restaurant that is open late and has stuff on every inch of the walls.
Max Stark – Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Köln, Germany +49 221 2005633 Open daily 11 to 11. Classic German food
Gaststätte Lommerzheim -: Siegesstraße 18, 50679 Köln, Germany +49 221 814392-Meat and Potatoes. Thats it. Potatoes are either in french fry or potato salad form. Meat smothered in onions. Closed Tuesday
Sonic Ballroom – SONIC BALLROOM – Kneipe, Club, Biergarten ,Oskar-Jäger-Straße 190 50825 Cologne, Germany
Gebäude 9 -Event venue in Cologne, Germany,Music hall & bar in a former factory, staging international indie-rock & dance gigs, plus festivals. Deutz-Mülheimer Str. 127-129, 51063 Köln, Germany: +49 221 814637
– Zülpicher Str. 10, 50674 Köln, Germany
Phone: +49 221 2404188
– Im Ferkulum 9, 50678 Köln, Germany +49 221 8016334
-Kölner Str. 42, 60327 Frankfurt +49 69 7306814-this bar has a full size taxidermied horse inside.
Zappbar-Glauburgstr. 1, 60318 Frankfurt, Germany 069 95504295
Best Worscht in Town
-Grüneburgweg 37, 60322 Frankfurt, Germany +49 69 721129-Curry Stand with surrounding tables. The wurst is mostly served sliced covered with tons of sauces and toppings. Multiple locations but this is a good one.
-Höhenstr. 24, 60385 Frankfurt +49 69 15343272
: Brönnerstraße 11, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany +49 69 283808 open til 7 am?
-: Brönnerstraße 5-9, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 69713005
Freizeitpark Plohn –
Theme park with roller coasters & family rides: Rodewischer Str. 21, 08485 Lengenfeld, Germany
BELANTIS – Das AbenteuerReich -Theme park in Zwenkau, Germany
Amusement park with themed areas including Pharaoh’s Valley & Land of the Counts; open Apr to Oct.: Zur Weißen Mark 1, 04249 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 341 91033333
Lichtenfels, Bayern, Germany
Paunchy Cats Inn Bar
Coburger Str. 19, 96215 Lichtenfels, Bayern, Germany-mostly metal
Live Music-Kurzbar- Werftstraße 25, 68159 Mannheim, Germany: +49 177 7438121
zeitraumexit-Hafenstraße 68, Mannheim, Germany 68159 +49 621 1227635
Backstage-Wilhelm-Hale-Str./Birketweg – 80639 München
Kafe Kult-Oberföhringer Straße 156 81925 Munich, Germany
59:1- Sonnenstraße 27, 80331 Munich, Germany
– Hansastraße 39-41, 81373 München, Germany
Phone: +49 89 724880
Live Music-Gleis22 I
m Jib -: Hafenstraße 34, 48153 Münster, Germany
+49 251 4925857-Google has this listed as a “youth center” but seems to hold concerts and parties.
Amusement Parks in Germany-
Europa Park-Rust, Germany, not far from Straussburg, France-This Place will change your idea of what an amusement park should be like. Its a 2 day park definately. Not far from Frankfurt.
Heidi Park-in Soltau- Home of a great new wooden coaster and Giant Statue of liberty, this place has one of the coolest log flumes around. One full day minimum.
Holiday Park-Hassloch, Germany. Small but cute park with a new hypercoaster. Half day minimum.
Phantasialand-Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to this park yet, but I hear it is not to be missed. Easily accessable by train from Bonn and Koln.
Warner Brothers Movie World-Near Essen, Germany. Not unlike Universals movie park in Orlando.
The Imhoff-Stollwerck Museum in Cologne has exhibits on the history of chocolate and of the company as well as a working factory floor where visitors can watch the chocolate production process from cocoa beans to wrapped-up bars. The museum is open daily; admission is about $8. Although the exhibits are labeled in both English and German, the museum’s Web site, www.schokoladenmuseum.de, is only available in German. Information: (49-221) 931 888-0.
Bayern-Park-Amusement park in Reisbach, Germany-Rollercoaster & water slide-filled: Fellbach 1, 94419 Reisbach, Germany +49 8734 92980
Live Music-Helgas Stadtpalast – Am Vögenteich 19, 18057 Rostock, Germany +49 381 3839270
Hansa Park -Amusement park in Sierksdorf, Germany
Hansa-Park is a seasonal amusement park in Sierksdorf off the Baltic Sea. It was opened on May 15, 1977 under the name Hansaland and renamed Hansa-Park in 1987.
Phone: +49 4563 4740 6 rollercoasters
Goldmarks-Charlottenplatz 1, 2 70173 Stuttgart, Germany +49 711 23849000
Reggae, ska, soul and more.