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BERLIN TRAVEL GUIDE
WHAT TO EATCurrywurst (sausage with ketchup and curry powder), Eisbein mit Sauerkraut (cured ham hock), Turkish döners and Pfannkuchen (German doughnut also called the Berliner).
WHAT TO BRING BACKBits of the Berlin Wall, hand-painted and carved bear figures or Steiff’s famous teddy bears (the bear is Berlin’s symbol), Currywurst ketchup, depictions of the city’s Little Light Men (the traffic light symbols available printed on apparel or as figurines and home décor objects) and various Berlin-based spirits (Berliner Brandstifter gin, Our/Berlin vodka or Berliner Luft schnapps).
FUN FACTBuilt in 1961 to separate East and West Berlin, the Berlin Wall was the ultimate symbol of the Cold War. When it fell in 1989, East Berliners flocked west for a giant street party, with famous musicians from all-over flying over to perform for the crowds. Check out the largest remnants of the wall at the East Side Gallery and visit Checkpoint Charlie for more on the wall’s history.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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