Truth be told: there’s really no good reason to ride your car around Berlin. The inner city is overflowing with beautiful attractions that can easily – and perhaps even best – be discovered by foot. If you need to get from A to B as quickly as possible, the public transport system of the BVG is just a stone’s throw away.
Our Hop On – Hop Off sightseeing tour may take you to Berlin’s most beautiful sights, but sometimes you just are in the mood to go and experience something that’s perhaps a little ways away from the city center. Be it a trip out to the lake Müggelsee for a day of swimming in the summer or a sledding trip in the winter, the charm of old Berlin in the district Köpenick, or the view over Berlin from the old radar station Teufelsberg – Berlin has plenty to offer in addition to its many world-famous sights.
When Stromma’s brand-new buses opened their doors to welcome our customers in Berlin for the first time in February 2019, it would have been easy to mistake Stromma as yet another newcomer in the already crowded field of tourism and sightseeing.
Visitors in Berlin, especially those staying over the weekend or just for the day, are often confronted with a pesky question: “Where can I actually store my luggage?”. Obviously, nobody’s excited about the idea of wearing the same shirt three days in a row – and neither is your immediate surrounding, probably – while exploring the sights and attractions of the German capital.
Throughout history, most heroes go unsung. But not this one! After the launch of our sightseeing operations in the German capital of Berlin on April 2, 2019 in an obvious ploy to dodge any April’s Fool confusion, we are very happy to welcome our very first customer and to proudly introduce him or her to the world. So, here it is: Our dearly felt ode to our very first guest and the No Longer Unknown Tourist!
We at Stromma are very happy to announce that we’re now officially starting operations in Berlin! The inclusion of the German capital now makes a total 15 destinations in six countries throughout Nothern Europe that Stromma operates in. Beginning in April, we’re rolling launching our sightseeing tours with a fleet of 21 new Hop On – Hop Off buses and 15 boats.
Berlin is a city chock full of culture and with more events going on every day than you could possibly attend in a month. Exhibits, lectures, concerts, performances – you name it, Berlin offers it. But with the lowest and highest forms of culture right in front of you, it can be hard to make a choice. Luckily, we have a short guide to Berlin’s institutions of capital H High culture that you should have been to – or at least read about.
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.