Berlin has long had a reputation as Europe’s greatest budget paradise for students and artists. But as the city goes through extensive development and an accompanying rise in accommodation costs, is this still true?
Berlin is Europe’s greatest budget paradise for students. It’s cheaper to live in Berlin than anywhere else in Western Europe. Given that living expenses are one of the largest parts of the total cost of studying it has to be at the top of everyone’s list of cities to consider.
Another normal Berlin day. Travelling back to the UK via Tegel and there’s a problem with the airport bus at Hauptbahnhof. The queue is getting longer, the time left to get there is shrinking and a bead of sweat is starting to form on my forehead.
So who is the cheeky dude in green with the peaked cap?
For any of you not yet familiar with Berlin you’ll have to take our word for it. You will learn to love this cheeky chappy. Berlin must be the only place in the world where crossing the road via a pedestrian crossing makes you smile. They’ve made the mundane into a mildly life enhancing experience.