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Flinkster, Berlin, Germany
Germany by car-share
Germany's largest car-sharing network is a service of Deutsche Bahn, the national rail carrier. For travelers on the Deutsche Bahn network, Flinkster provides an option for rail-and-drive or pickup in more 140 cities around the country. Car-sharers must register (it's free), and provide a driver's license and ID along with credit card information. Cars can then be located and booked by computer or SmartPhone app (in German language). Note that, in most cases, a Flinkster car must be returned to the pickup station. Flinkster is optimum for city dwellers and for frequent travelers on the DB rail network. The combination of rail travel and car-sharing can also work well for travelers looking to vary their transport and explore the back roads of this beautiful country. Vehicles on offer through the program include electric vehicles, as well as larger models. Our Flinkster car awaited us in the entrance to an atmospheric courtyard of an old factory in Berlin's trendy Mitte!
Germany by car-share

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Berlin Central Station

Berlin / Germany
Berlin Central Station, Berlin / Germany, Germany
Go 1st class at Berlin Main Station
Waiting for our City Nightliner departure from Berlin turned out to be every bit as comfortable as the ride itself. We connected to the internet via a T-Mobile Hot Spot, and enjoyed a complimentary drink and a sandwich served at our seats. Coffee and tea, wine, beer and other beverages, are all available. With newspapers and friendly staff to provide updated travel information and departure times, the lounge is an oasis in the bustling station. The comfy first class waiting room at Berlin's Hauptbahnhof is just one of the new DB Lounges recently implemented (the others are in Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt/Main). The lounges are open to passengers with valid DB 1st class rail tickets, as well as members of Deutsche Bahn's loyalty program, 'bahn.bonus.comfort'. A sign at the entrance of the Berlin station also offered the possibility to use the lounge for a nominal fee. The DB Lounge is a great way to begin or break a long-distance train journey through Berlin!
Go 1st class at Berlin Main Station

31 minutes ago

Potsdamer Schlössernacht

Potsdamer Schlössernacht , Potsdam, Germany
An evening walk with kings
Nowhere is Prussia's Baroque heritage more dazzling, lush and romantic than in the park of Sanssouci in Potsdam, Germany. In summer every year, for one glorious evening, the Potsdamer Schlössernacht turns the landscape into a magnificent evocation of 18th century luxury and leisure pursuits. From the Orangery to the Chinese House, from the Roman Baths to the Church of Peace, costumed Schlössernacht players add to the atmosphere as they greet visitors. Actors and dancers perform onstage at the New Palace, and in smaller venues scattered around the magnificent landscape designed by Peter Lenné. Food stands provide a wide range of culinary offerings. The festival closes with a fireworks display at midnight. This spacious setting easily accommodates the 33,000 attendees allowed into the park. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales goes to continued reconstruction of Prussian palaces and gardens. The former summer paradise of the Prussian kings--a UNESCO World Heritage Site--is just an hour away from Berlin, and easily accessible by road or rail. Local transport services are beefed up for the event, with extra staff on hand to guide visitors traveling by train, bus and tram. Potsdamer Schlössernacht is brilliant, especially as twilight falls and paths and fountains are lit by small electric torches. It's astonishing to think of the effort that goes into creating such an unforgettable mood for just one night each year!
An evening walk with kings

40 minutes ago