Dear Customers, dear Friends, dear Travelers looking for Advice during the Corona crisis!

In these times of crisis, it is our highest concern that everybody stay healthy and safe. Obviously the less people move and travel, the better their chances to stay healthy. So we encourage you to take all measures necessary.

A Friend in Berlin is a small company so luckily we do not have a lot of overhead costs and we can survive for many months without business. Nevertheless we continue to operate should you wish a tour in Berlin, Munich, or elsewhere in Germany. There will be no cancellation fee should you cancel up to 24 hours in advance. Of course we adhere to all the regulations and public safety advice so you can be sure that we would do everything in our power to minimize any risk of catching the virus.

In the meantime we got together and filmed some shots of Berlin - Please check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUD1rrtdmxo. We may also do a live-session soon to give you some Berlin-stories, and to answer your questions, so stay tuned to our Facebook page!

Hopefully things will improve soon. Stay healthy and come back once the risk dies down!

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Fun Facts about Germany

  • Germany is a Country much younger than the US and most other English-speaking countries. Even though the German language has been spoken by many different peoples for over 1400 years in the area, it was only in 1871 that the German kingdoms, dukedoms, and many sovereign states and cities were united as one national state.
  • Germany is the most populated country in the EU today with over 80 million people. Almost 10% of the population are non-Germans, and another 10% are Germans but have a “migratory” background.
  • There is a Barbie Doll named after Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • There are over 300 different types of bread in Germany.
  • Beer brewed in Germany follows a five hundred year old “Purity Law”.
  • Germany has access to the Northern Sea and the Baltic Sea to the North, about a third of the country is covered by forest, and the Zugspitze with almost 3000 meters is the highest mountain.
  • There are two ethnic minorities in Germany: Some 50,000 Danes in the North, and the Sorbes (a slavic people) in the Spreewald area.
  • German is the ninth-most spoken language in the world (spoken by approximately 120 million people). In Europe, it is spoken in six countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Belgium and Luxembourg).
  • Jiddish and Pensylvania Dutch are old dialects of German.

Here are some interesting links:

If you know somebody who has lived in Germany many decades ago, then you may be able to bring tears to their eyes if you show them some of these old German film-clips: