Tag Archives: Berlin

Das ist Berlin: Green Spaces

auslandspraktikum-curso-reisejournalismusBerlin is made up of forty-six percent of green spaces or water, making it one of the greenest cities in Europe and are now an intricate part of Berliners culture. Locals and visitors love to spend one warm afternoon visiting one of the many parks and talking long walks alongside the flowing canals that run through the city. Peacock Island is an ideal location to go visit especially on a summers evening or for somewhere more central Tiergarten where many visitors love to hang out with friends or spend time quietly reading a book or wander over to Mauerpark which holds a flea market so you can scramble in its delights in this vast open land.

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Team Curso/CTR 2014

Into Berlin

curso-praktikum-reisejournalimus-intoberlinYou don’t need to search hard in this city to discover a creative pulse. Berlin’s culture is tattooed onto its bones, the vibrant colours of its street art bleed and swell to fill the marks etched by its barbed history; it wears its art on its sleeve. Nowhere is this captured more absolutely than by the East Side Gallery, which is both a historical monument and a public easel. Staring obstinately down three decades, the witty, sad, motivational and defiant works of hundreds of artists are a roaring tribute to the formative power of tumult. For those who prefer their culture boxed and beribboned, Museumsinsel is a birdfeeder for the vulturous. It houses a huddle of museums and galleries containing art and artefacts from antiquity to the present day. But nothing stays restrained for long; every summer, Berlin erupts onto the streets in the free-flowing Karnival der Kulturen, as the city celebrates not only its own culture, but also the world’s.

Team Curso/CTR 2014

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Feedback Studenten

cursoEG_praktikum_reisejournalismus_feedback_studentenDie Travel Guides unserer Studierenden in Berlin, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Madrid und Lyon sind für die Leser gemacht. Ja, auch für Sie, die Person, die dies jetzt liest. Sie wollen mehr über unsere Programmstandort erfahren, wo gibt es die besten Museen und Sehenswürdigkeiten zu sehen? Wo die besten Orte, um einen Happen essen zu gehen und ein erfrischendes Getränk typisch für das Gastland zu finden? Die Orte um zu entspannen, sich auszutoben um immer in einen guten Schlaf zu finden?

Nun sind Sie an der richtigen Adresse mit Ihren Fragen. Die Travel Guides unserer internationalen Studierenden geben die Antworten in maßgeschneiderten Informationen zu unseren Standorten. Doch lesen Sie auch die Erfahrungen und das Feedback unserer Studierenden:
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Bericht Reisejournalismus Berlin

curso_reisejournalismus_sprachreise_bewertung_aktuell_berlinFür Kunstgalerie-Begeisterte und Museums-Entdecker ist Berlin die ideale Stadt um dem Enthusiasmus freien Lauf zu lassen. Von Museen mit Jahrhunderte alten Gemälden über Chroniken die Deutschlands turbulente Geschichte wiederspiegeln bis zu modernen, zeitgemäßen, kreativen Ausstellungen: Berlin bietet für jeden Geschmack etwas dass die Sinne begeistert. Berlin steht für Vielfalt und historische, gesellschaftliche Brüche. Warum nicht an einem Tag zum Deutschen Historischen Museum und dem Ramones Museum gehen? So kann man die Vielfalt Berlins wirklich erkennen.

Wir, die internationalen Studenten des Curso/CTR Reisejournalismus-Praktikumsprogramms in Berlin, haben unsere Erfahrungen in einem Buch zum Projekt veröffentlicht. Unsere Sicht der Dinge auf die Museen und Gallerien darf dabei nicht fehlen. In unserer Ausgabe des Magazins haben wir von schweren und bewegenden Ausstellungen bis zu modernen und leichten Ausstellungen in der Kürze der Zeit recherchiert. Unter anderem finden Sie hier Rezensionen zu
Wir hatten eine großartige Zeit in einer der kreativsten Städte Europas und freuen uns auf den nächsten Besuch in Berlin.
Team Curso/CTR Travel Writing 2013


cover_curso_ctr_travel_writing_berlinIt would be an understatement to say Berlin has “plenty to see and do”; this city rewards even the casual wanderer with a plethora of incredible buildings and monuments. Facing the iconic Brandenburg Gate with the Victory Column behind you, you only have to turn right to see Lord Norman Foster’s magnificent glass-dome atop the Reichstag, whilst further along lies the sobering and haunting Holocaust memorial. Turning around takes you down historical Unter den Linden and if you walk the other way you can get lost in the leafy green acres of Tiergarten. Head-spinning yet? Thought so.

The best sightseeing in Berlin is well planned. Book your tickets for the Reichstag in advance, plan your walk around Checkpoint Charlie in advance and make a list of ‘must sees’ and opening hours to really maximise your time and take it all in. Don’t worry if you don’t have the time to see everything. Berlin isn’t going anywhere, and with a history as diverse as this spanning over ten centuries, it is well worth a second, or even third visit.

Team Curso/CTR Berlin

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Berlin there, done that…36 hours in Berlin

cover_curso_ctr_travel_writing_berlin_thereStart your Saturday morning with breakfast at Ana Blume cafe in trendy Prenzlauer Berg before heading to the Brewers Free Walking Tour at 11am to get an initial glimpse of what Berlin has to offer. Afterwards, duck into the metro at Pariser Platz (Brandenburger Tor) and take the S25 to Yorkstraße, where you can change to the U7 to Mehringdamm. Here, indulge your fast food craving with Berlin’s best kebab at the famous Mustafa’s – don’t be put off by the line, it’s worth the wait! Energy restored, you’ll be ready to tackle the East Side Gallery, a short metro ride away at Warschauer Straße. Then, if you’re feeling peckish despite the huge lunch time kebab, wind off your sightseeing tour with dinner at Burgermeister a short 10 minute walk from the Wall in gritty Kreuzberg.

Appetite sated, go home to change into your glad rags and head to the Weinrei for a glass of wine or five before hitting Club der Visionaire to dance the night away. If you wake up feeling not too refreshed, soothe your hangover with a fresh fruit and cream waffle at Kauf Dich Glucklich and recover your senses with a cup of warm Earl Grey.

Blow away the remaining cobwebs with a gentle stroll down the road the Mauerpark flea market and rummage around the hundreds of stalls for some vintage bargains to round off your weekend in Berlin – just make sure they’ll all fit in your suitcase on the way home.

Team CTR Berlin – a guide for young travellers

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Inspired by Edinburgh

cover_curso_ctr_Scot_To_Be_FunCity of Literature, city of writers, grey stones reflect the misty sky, behind them tales are woven. Inspiration, imagination find ideas in cobblestoned closes, alluring alleys and streets, intricately intertwined. Get lost in them, disclose stories, hidden behind historic façades.

Writers through the ages have taken inspiration, from plots, history and life in this city of creativity. They are still present, stories float through the air, words, ideas, beautifully crafted. Characters beloved feel so near, not just products of creative minds, of restless writers, but friends, as if they were real.

Scot To Be Fun – Discover Edinburgh

Team Curso/CTR, Franziska Lange

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üBerlin – Sights & Monuments

cover_curso_erfahrungsbericht_reisejournalismus_uBerlinBerlin is a sightseers dream with an endless list of things to visit and countless photo opportunities. Each district is rich with culture and history – you are never far from something worth visiting. Checkpoint Charlie is usually one of the first stops for tourists, as are the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Throughout the city, parts of the Berlin Wall remain and the art covered surfaces are not to be missed. Whether you are here for two days or two months, there is never a shortage of sights to be seen or monuments to visit.

Team Curso/CTR Berlin – The essential guide 2013

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cover_travel_writing_curso_berlin_august2013Despite being marked as a “new” city, only founded in the 12th Century, Berlin breathes history, and you can take in its intriguing past by visiting the many sights and attractions that are virtually dotted all around. Not a moment goes by when walking through Berlin without passing another attraction, whether new or old. In the heart of the guide we cover the many churches, famous architecture, attractions and landmarks that make up this once divided city.

Team Curso/CTR Berlin 2013

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Lyon: It’s better than Paris

cover_back_curso_travel_writing_lyonWhat to do with a derelict district in the heart of a historical city? Go on a walking tour through the two different sides of Lyon and find out. A no man’s land on the tip of the peninsula between the Saône and Rhône rivers with nothing but factories and the harbour – that’s what Confluence used to be just a few years ago. Now, times are changing: witness the development of a whole new district with life, shopping and culture.
CONTRASTS – Meet the Confluence
Team CTR Lyon

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