Photos: A DIY Tour of Berlin The public M29 bus travels four miles from an artsy eastern neighborhood to the well-to-do heart of former West Berlin. Hop on and off for a dose of the city's history, architecture, and sweets. Budget Travel Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008, 4:00 PM Head for the front row on top of the M29 double-decker bus for the best views. Just missed it? Don't worry: Buses come by almost every five minutes. (Courtesy Erika Jakubassa) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

 

Photos: A DIY Tour of Berlin

The public M29 bus travels four miles from an artsy eastern neighborhood to the well-to-do heart of former West Berlin. Hop on and off for a dose of the city's history, architecture, and sweets.

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Head for the front row on top of the M29 double-decker bus for the best views. Just missed it? Don't worry: Buses come by almost every five minutes.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

The Türken-Markt, in the Kreuzberg neighborhood, offers more than just culinary delights and trinkets—it's also a great introduction to Berlin's cultural mix.

(Courtesy Peter Breuer)

Oranienstrasse has shops selling Turkish sweets and nuts galore.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

Small, family-owned businesses are the backbone of Oranienstrasse.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

An Oranienstrasse shop demonstrates how to maximize every inch of display space.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

Waiting for the bus at Oranienplatz.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

Berlin's best Black Forest cherry cake lures chocoholics to distinguished café Kuchenkaiser.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

Inside the ultramodern Berlinische Galerie.

(Courtesy Peter Breuer)

Berlin's Jewish Museum, a jagged zinc-clad structure in the shape of a deconstructed Star of David designed by Daniel Libeskind.

(Courtesy Peter Breuer)

How did Bob Marley and Che make it into this Checkpoint Charlie ostalgie fest?

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

Near Checkpoint Charlie, pieces of the wall that was.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

East Germany's signature car, the Trabi, above a map of Berlin showing the four zones it was divided into after World War II.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

The Neue Nationalgalerie, an exquisite space dedicated to 20th-century art.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

Hiroshimasteg, a small bridge over the Landwehrkanal, is near the Bauhaus-Archiv and commemorates the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

The Bauhaus-Archiv roofline reflects the groundbreaking designs inside.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

The interior of Wittenbergplatz subway station, one of Berlin's oldest.

(Courtesy Peter Breuer)

One of Europe's biggest department stores, the KaDeWe, looms behind a memorial of the German concentration camps.

(Courtesy Erika Jakubassa)

A sculpture symbolizing Berlin's post-war partition frames the tower of the Kaiser-Gedächtnis-Kirche, damaged in World War II.

(Courtesy Peter Breuer)
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