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Bear Riker’s Berlin is an insider’s guide to one of the world’s most amazing cities, Berlin. We seek out venues and service providers that are English-friendly.  And, we offer a little local advice along the way.  Whether you are planning a trip or have moved here trying to make your way around, we hope to share with you why we love Berlin.

Sure, there a tourist staples like Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, but we also hope to share smaller unique venues like the Admirals Absinth Bar (Friedrichstrasse 101, Mitte) to make your trip to Berlin like no other.

Berlin is an amazing city to do business in.  The International Congress and Convention Association ranked Berlin fourth in the world ranking of leading conference destinations. The start-up scene is hot and incubators are drawing some of Europe’s finest.  And of course, English is the Language of Business.  We will also share local business etiquette to help smooth the way.  For instance, did you know Germans knock on the table rather than clap during a business function.

Berliners are an eclectic group.  And with many up and coming neighborhoods like Kreuzberg there is always something new to discover.  And the calendar is full year round with events like the Carnival of Cultures, Night of the Museums, the Festival of Lights and of course, the world-famous Christmas Markets.

We offer reviews to find the best local service providers, the best Döner Kebab or just a place to take the kids on a rainy day.  We welcome your feedback on the places you’ve visited and the services you received.  We also offer exclusive deals on local services, dining and more to offer you a chance to travel Berlin for less.

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We hope you enjoy our personal guide to one of the world’s great cities.

Warm regards,

Bear Riker