There are plenty of reasons to despise this filth ridden city. What bothers you most?

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  ThePunisher wrote:

Keep spreading the word about this page and let many people to know what a boring sad Hellhole Berlin is :)

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  Anonymous wrote:

I've lived here 6 months now and can't wait to get out. I hate GEMA, I really want to watch youtube videos so who are they to decide that I cannot. Well soon I can in another country ha ha, screw you. I also hate it that when I want to get information in English online, it is not always possible because if there is a German version of anything like Adobe programs, magazines etc it's really difficult to get the version in English and I'm just so done with it how difficult everything is when you don't speak German. I really hate it too that in any service oriented situation you don't get service nor a smile, people are just downright rude to you and do their best to make you miserable too. To be honest not everyone but too many people in my opinion. Nobody wants to talk to you, everyone is just so rude, self-centered and entitled. I'm SO happy to leave this place very soon. Thank you for a forum like this, it made me feel better about this for now : D counting days to leave. Also, I have thought am I the bad person here but then again I have lived in several countries and unfortunately never had such experience of disliking a city as much as in Berlin. Actually I still like a lot of the cities I have previously lived in so there's something about Berlin.. I think I might be too soft and sensitive for Berlin, here you have to be very tough and independent and I don't want that to such extend. Great place to visit maybe for a few days but beyond that unbearable to me. Thank you and bye.

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  Anonymous wrote:

When I see somebody leaving I feel a little bit envious because I wanna do it but I don't have enough money to do it. But then I see that all you people leaving are actually nice people full of dreams and hope and positive energy I know you are doing the right thing I always find a little bit of hope that.Beacuse I know that I too can do it someday and that is the force that moves me towards this goal, towards freedom. Towards leaving Berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Banter and self deprecating humour don't work with these guys, it's cringe worthy to explain that you were joking so often. Trouble is, I just can't stop, it's a huge part of my personality

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  Anonymous wrote:

Having a personality will make you the focus of envy and spite.You have been warned.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Too right. I used to think that Berliners had two default reactions to everything: rage and hilarity. But on the balance, I have narrowed that down. They have one reaction to everything: RAGE. It comes in a few varieties:

1. Cold Rage. This is shown by giving no response to your wit or compliments because, well, how dare you insult their intelligence with such niceties?! Everyone knows that any kind of warmth is all LIES!!

2. Mocking rage. Expressed with shrieking, hyena-like, humourless laughter, directed at anyone who looks, sounds, acts, a bit different or unique from the identikit crowd. How dare they try and upstage the status quo by setting themselves apart from it?! These people deserve to be punished... not with a sound beating, no. Instead let's laugh at them in shrill, piercing, hacking, Klingon-style guffaws that startle flocks of seagulls off of distant coastlines. And let's show the world that Germany really DOES have a sense of humour after all, just as long as YOU are the punchline.

3. Enraged Rage. The kind of rage Germany does best but is slightly embarrassed about because, you know, Hitler. The guy was a poster child for 'enraged rage' with his frothing, foaming, bursting facial capillaries, hacking consonants, the works. You'll experience this if you cross the street against the lights, cross your eyes at an S-Bahn security or desk clerk, or fail to queue in the right line at the Amt. Because those are the moments when World War III style levels of rage are really called for, obviously!

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  Anonymous wrote:

Unimpressed by this city. Certainly cannot hold a candle to real cosmopolitan cities of the world, but even for a medium sized city, it's depressing, dreary and cold. No trees, green, ugly concrete parks, most of the buildings are grey, ugly communist buildings, no beauty in the architecture, streets or energy of the city. People look miserable on the streets for the most part. You can feel this tension in the air. Homeless people everywhere, annoying hipsters everywhere, deranged people on the trains... Few people seem happy or genuine. Idle looking MENA men everywhere, who have a staring problem. I was in various parts of east Berlin for months & im saying this is not s one time or two time incident, these men stare at women non-stop. I have been to Istanbul in the past and I can honestly say it's the same level of staring/hostile body language or in Istanbul it was even less! I've had men stare at me, directly into my face, for 15+ minutes on these trains, trying to force me to look at them. I had an incident where I was looking at the ubahn stop list and this guy near the sign jumped forward towards me, trying to intimidate me. These men are hostile and seem angry that western women don't want to sleep with them. The Germans seem to be blind deaf and dumb to it. In denial. Delusional. People like to pretend it's a multicultural wonderland but that's a joke. As a female you can get raped on the train and no one will do anything, they'll just pretend not to see. Berlin has big problems ... Socially and economically. The only people who will enjoy Berlin are those wanting to live this faux alternative bohemian hipster "anti-capitalist" lifestyle. Beware of travel bloggers harping on about it, they are just looking to get views on their posts, since Berlin is a very hyped up city and the travel industry capitalizes on that. Don't recommend anyone to live in Berlin. If you want to visit to see the historical attractions (not much else to see or experience besides that tbh) just stay 3-5 days. That's all you need.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Are you blind? There is greenery and lakes everywhere and so much of interest here. People not so great and can be a lonely place but the city itself is cool

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  Anonymous wrote:

The lakes suck, wannsee is so packed in summer with boats people (they often have to shut the road as it's just too full. Weissensee is the most awful place I have ever been, the lake literally has a scum of suncream on its muddy waters, the gems like liepnitzsee are harder to get to, but still unbelievable busy, may as well jsut go to the Freibad (which are actually quite good).
The Parks would be better described as slightly managed fields, with bushes and trees, a few lame statues (turnvater Jahn anyone?) And many Junkies and promiscuous men disappearing into bushes, uncontrolled Mass barbecues (görli) or degrading bbq cages where twenty families can sit on top of each other on bare Dirt (preussenpark). And dog shit, heaps and heaps of dog shit.
As for so much of interesting, i agree with the previous dude, with a few exceptions, most buildings and streets are drab, grey, and uninspiring. Birmingham is more attractive a City than Berlin for sexual act sake!
Think you'll just leave the city for a day in the country side then? Welcome to Brandenburg, the Barren steppe of civilization. The buildings in these villages make Berlin seem like an architectural Dream, the people make Berliner seem cultures, and the Spreewald gherkin leaves one dreaming of Currywurst. If you like Flat Flat Flat fields, and Flat Flat forests, maybe you'll like it. Otherwise, prepare for dissapointment, or a very long Drive.
Berlin is a small City with little history Spanning further back than the 1900, Set in the flat featureless Wasteland of North East Germany. It is hours away from the next City, and worshipped by morons.
Stay away

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  Anonymous wrote:

^ sorry mate, meant to upvote your post!

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  Anonymous wrote:

I am going to nominate the above post for the Booker Prize. It would be great to see an anti -Berlin book hit the best seller list.

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  Anonymous wrote:

OK, many buildings in the West are ugly but there are lots of lovely Altbau buildings in the city. Prenzlauer Berg springs to mind. As for lakes, there are many many lakes besides Wannsee. Lots of water and greenery compared to parched cities like Madrid. Plus space - wide streets, large fields, a lower population. Easy to cycle around by bike. Cafes everywhere. Quite low rent. Generally reasonable prices for most things. Great transportation system. OK, not so fond of the dog shit, the hipsters and crazy bums on the streets nor the rudeness of many locals

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  Anonymous wrote:

I've been here for over a decade, and I suppose I've integrated quite well into society.
I don't "have a laugh", I don't expect to hear people laugh or joke in public, and frown upon those who do.
I don't hold doors for women or the old, and I've learnt that offering a pregnant or old woman a seat is just not customary here.
I've developed the necessary "not unhappy, but not happy either" face- as I've discovered appearing happy is the sign of an idiot here.
Light conversation is now below me - proper Germans debate politics and the environment amongst friends in the most serious of ways, this is something I found challenging at first, but I've adapted, as one does when integrating into a new society.
My clothing has also adjusted appropriately - nothing beats a shirt tucked into some jeans with a suit jacket for important office work, but for those occasions when one really does need to dress up, I do ensure that my suit is suitably misfitted and preferably a delightful have of blue. Casualware is of course bland, cheap and unwashed, as is expected here
I also take a keen interest in current affairs, by watching for misbehaviour from my window, and promptly calling those delightful chaps from the ordnungsamt - it's a slippery slope, if you let folk walk on bike paths, park incorrectly, or cross lights on red, then the whole world will end quite quickly.
Im afraid to say, that the stereotypes, and a lot of the descriptions on this site are very true, but if you stick it out, you'll learn the ways of life here, and become a really useful member of the workforce.
I of course had it easier, stemming as I do, from a "respectable" foreign country. Those of you with darker skin, or simply less privileged lands, will first have to prove that you are capable of basic tasks like counting, following simple tasks and not stealing jobs before you can proceed to integrate further.
But it's worth it, life here is not super fun, but we're all really well insured, and so well regulated that you're very safe indeed.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Quite funny

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  Anonymous wrote:

Brilliant.

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  Anonymous wrote:

How I read this: "As long as your are white and you come from a respectable country you can maybe, maybe be part of a culture that is bland but it's safe. Otherwise expect Germans to think you cannot even count because they don't like dark people, or Italian people, or Spanish people, well anything that is south of Germany."

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  Anonymous wrote:

To be fair, I worked with a (dark skinned) Brazilian once counting back returned rental items, there were a couple missing,and the customer actually turned to me, pointed at the Brazilian and said, "yeah, but can he even count". Needless to say, the Brazilian was pissed off

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  Anonymous wrote:

All the empty, dull, superficial people who go to live there to romanticize their senselessness, idolize the city as compensation for their own ignored sadness and longings.

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... and make you feel bad, guilty and envious that you don't do the same; make you feel that you miss out on sth. life changing if you don't do the same; miss out on the hot, cute girls, the joy, the happiness, the feeling of belonging and importance.

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  Guac wrote:

In the summer its better, no?

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  Anonymous wrote:

Better yes, particularly great, no

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  Anonymous wrote:

Summer lasts like three weeks... so no, it is just a teaser

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  Anonymous wrote:

Summer is fantastic! If you spend it in another country.xx

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  Anonymous wrote:

Tried brain washing myself here, did not work. Anyways....the women are amazing.

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  Anonymous wrote:

To the above poster: a hoagie sandwich is amazing if you've never had a Porterhouse. Likewise, Berlin women are "amazing" if you've never been to Prague.

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  Anonymous wrote:

A Porterhouse reference to people that were dumb enough to flock to Berlin?! Try something within their means...Like comparing SlimJims to Spam...or Stern Beer to water. Wait...there are WOMEN in Berlin?!

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Women in Berlin have no femininity whatsoever, they're plain vulgar, cold and rude. How can this be called "amazing" by some, I really don't know.

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The Lack of femininity is weird, they seem to take Great measures to lower the voice, stomp about, eat like pigs, cut their hair awkwardly and dress like shit, because of some vague perverted understanding of Feminism.
Just because you don't have to behave according to your gender doesn't mean you have to behave as if it were not your gender.

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  Anonymous wrote:

For those people, who aren't already in Berlin, but want to move to. You should understand one thing very clearly: if you'll move to Berlin - you'll never make friends here. You'll be lonely till the rest of your life. Huh, OK, if you're german - you have some chances, but otherwise...No, no way. Berliners don't know, what friendship, smiles, sex, passion, openness actually are. And, I guess, will never know.

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  Anonymous wrote:

so, so sad but also unfortunately very, very true :/

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  Anonymous wrote:

Well, you can make lots of false friends--something you won't see until they desert or betray you.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Of course we berliners can make friends, and smile and darn bro..sex is awesome with u tourist girls..we simply dont give a fornicate about u tourists with ur wanna be hedonistic lifestyle taking over the city with crap instagram boutique sushi wannabe new york....blabla...lifes hard ..berlin is harder

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  Anonymous wrote:

Is the above comment sarcasm or serious?

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  Anonymous wrote:

pooping people and pooping politicians. fornicate this city and fornicate hertha bsc!

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In a few words, what do you hate THE MOST about Berlin?

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How Berliners seem to put so much effort into putting in NO EFFORT. I hate that most people there pretends to enjoy their Poverty, when they all actually suffer from Class Envy.

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Grey. It's so grey

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City with broken social connections and a broken social system due to its history. It's built to isolate people and drive them into loneliness. No wonder why so many people consume and are addicted to drugs in Berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

It's the bus drivers, they spread so much negative energy that it consumes the city. F%#&*n bus drivers

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Am I allowed to say everything?

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The filthy disgusting asocial people.

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no motivation, no passion, no dreams, nothing but boring party, drugs, and sex.

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  Anonymous wrote:

The better question is what I like about Berlin as I don't feel like typing a long list of my dislikes.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I like the airport, it's quite handy for escaping this place, and not hard to get to

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  Anonymous wrote:

well goodbye for good Berlin. It was not nice meeting you. Everybody here is so hyped for the summer but I only see a steaming pile. I hope I never ever come back to this place.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Lucky you :)

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  Anonymous wrote:

Here's a thing that actually happened to me a few days ago and I believe it sums up pretty well why I will probably never function socially in this country. It didn't happen in Berlin though, but this site is the best place I can think of sharing it: There's a train station, where the arriving train is split in two in the middle, and each of the two "heads" that point in different directions have opposing destinations. I was standing there with my bike on the far right side, minding my own business and waiting for the train. Suddenly this woman comes up to me, late middle aged, short and slightly overweight. Apparently she has some company with her, which doesn't catch my attention right away. She asks me in this dubious tone "Sagen Sie mal, können Sie mir bitte mal sagen warum man mit dem Fahrrad hier stehen muss?" which can only be roughly translated as "I'd like to know why one has to stand here with one's bike", which doesn't cover it properly though. I was just startled and stared at her, paling. Several thoughts shooting through my head: Am I blocking the way? No. Is it forbidden to ride the train with a bike? Or stand around waiting for it? No? Right? What am I doing wrong?
Then she continues, since there's no answer coming from me: "The guy over there told us to enter the train in the far right part." Oh. She meant that as in "We were told to enter the train with our bikes here. Can you tell us why?" I explained to her that the trains splits and yada yada yada. And that was the moment I pretty much realized why I don't manage to get along well with most people and why I feel so lonely and have no real friends. I don't think I'm in the right place.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Oh dear..Come to Berlin if you want to experience real intrusion of personal space.Seems like you just got the slightly annoying middle class small town version of broken up German pathetic Prussian mindset.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Yeah, Germans love to split hairs about absolutely nothing; they're a bored people with a lot of time on their hands.

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  Anonymous wrote:

OP here. I grew up in Berlin, so no, thanks, I don't intend to go back ever again. I'm slightly better off here, but again, these people have an idea of communication that just boggles my mind. These kind of things happen on a daily basis by the way. It's so exhausting I swear.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Not surprised. Germans aren't humans. Just ugly, boring, whiny robots. And Berliners...how tired I am of all of these creative-bio-hipster-feminist-LGBT-tolerant-muslim-yoga-dj-party scumbags...

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  Anonymous wrote:

"creative-bio-hipster-feminist-LGBT-tolerant-muslim-yoga-dj-party scumbags... "
Ha ha so true ! It seems that people in Berlin are always the same.Im tired of this people to,most of these people are in areas like Kreuzberg,Neukölln etc

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These "creative" people are fake to the bloody core. They're too lazy and undisciplined to lift a finger to really "create" anything other than a half-assed fingerpainting.

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  ThePunisher wrote:

Most Berliners (Germans and Immigrants) are filthy Bastards and female dogs :)

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  Anonymous wrote:

THEY told me that I wasn't cool enough to be in their clubs and be their friends. So I adapted my behaviour to adjust to their expectations. THEY told me I wasn't "German enough" so I had to share their culture (whatever that is) and master their language even the small nuances that not even all Germans know. THEY told me that I had to take an insane amount of drugs and alcohol because I wasn't open minded enough, so I can finally "GET BERLIN". THEY told me I had to hate on others but keep it low-key because Germans have to give the impression of "openness" while still hating with their guts everything that they don't like. I finally realized I made a mistake. I wish I had stopped long ago. The only way to "get Berlin" is having your brain so destroyed that you can no longer be human and accept injustice as if it were natural so in a delusion created by your mind after years of nothing but drugs and hate you can be happy to have a beer while doing K in a dark room surrounded by strangers as destroyed as you are. Berlin is not hedonistic, it's just self-destructive.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I stopped once I realized that the only people I admired...were people that LEFT. So...I did too. And though no city is perfect, even Mediocre is 10times better than Berlin.

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  Tom wrote:

I'm tired of the endless journeys you have to take just to meet friends in other parts of town.

I have never seen so many lonely, neglected, crazy people all the time in my entire life.

After a while even Vietnamese, American or Spanish people become like Germans... no service, no smiles, no politeness.

I feel like this is a city without a vision or some kind of hope. Everything just comes together and clashes.

There are great little initiatives and people who are creating communities here. But the vast majority has no clue on how to love well, how to enjoy life, make things work out for themselves and get along.

I'm leaving in October. Now it's "spring" but I don't forget those winters. I actually got ill due to the lowest vitamin D levels my doctor ever saw. Berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Very astute post.Berlin = Antidepressants.Alcohol.Oblivion.

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  Anonymous wrote:

So treu, a city with no vision, people without dreams, hopes or anything left. Berlin is the most empty place I ever lived in.

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