So, you’ve come to Berlin on a warm summer day and feel in dire need of a cool refreshment. One of the locals recommends that you give the local beer, the Berliner Weisse, a try. Knowing that this translates to Berlin White, you sit in happy anticipation of a Weißbier, a German wheat beer traditionally brewed in the south. But when your order arrives, it’s not white, it’s a light green or even red! Whatever happened to truth in advertising?!
“Spring is floating its blue banner//On the breezes again,” wrote the Romantic poet Eduard Mörike. Little did he know that today’s Berliners don’t even need a full banner; they’re more than happy to declare that spring has come with only the faintest hint of blue. And right away, it’s time to populate the city’s thousands of outdoor cafés.
David Bowie famously proclaimed that, “Berlin is a city made up of bars for sad, disillusioned people to get drunk in.”
When a character on HBO’s Game of Thrones proclaims yet again that, “Winter is coming,” it’s never a ringing endorsement. Instead of snowball fights, fields covered in pristine white, and steam rising up from cups of hot chocolate, these people imagine a dreary season of desolation that has them hole up in their houses to wait out the worst.
We at Stromma are beyond excited to bring our unique brand of hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours to Berlin! With now 15 destinations across six European countries, we are very happy to come to the German capital and to help visitors discover all the must-see attractions, sights, and sounds the city has to offer in the most flexible and comfortable way possible.