FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Korean Air

Berlin off the Beaten Path: Best Neighborhoods to Explore

by Eugenia Lazaris

Oct 26, 2022

© Toniguetta | Dreamstime.com


Berlin is a fascinating city to explore, with a maze of different neighborhoods and interesting sites to wander. What was once two separate cities now covers a lot of ground, often with duplicates of many things like airports. The city’s neighborhoods evolved from this division, each carrying unique traits and distinctive personalities that have found a way to coexist as a singular Berlin.


With so much space to cover and so much to see, most family travelers stick to a central location such as Mitte in the heart of the city where many of Berlin’s iconic tourist attractions like the Reichstag are located, but this area is overly touristy and doesn’t give you the chance to get a true feel for the city. Travelers who want to gain a deeper insight into Berlin’s personality should venture into the outlying neighborhoods, each with their own distinctive traits.


Kreuzberg, south of the city center of Mitte, proves a great place to discover Berlin’s artistic roots. From the street art and nightlife to the thriving bar and restaurant scene, spending time in Kreuzberg is ideal for anyone who wants to get a feel for the city’s bohemian subculture.


Friedrichshain, located on the city’s eastern border, is another great place to experience the incredible art of Berlin. In addition to street art that can be seen at just about every turn, this neighborhood is home to one of the most unique art galleries in the world, the East Side Gallery. This open-air gallery and park took what is left of the Berlin Wall, using it to showcase incredible artwork with more than 100 works of art dating back to 1990.


Prenzlauer Berg, in the northeastern corner of the city, showcases pre-World War II German architecture and has been mostly restored to showcase some of the most picturesque scenery in Berlin. It has become a hot spot for organic cafés and coffee shops, quaint bookshops, and open-air markets and parks, allowing locals and tourists alike to enjoy the fresh air.


While each neighborhood of Berlin has something unique to offer, they all feature the incredibly resilient and progressive nature of the city’s inhabitants, letting travelers discover the true nature of life in this fascinating city.


Insta Feed
Destinations / North America
Apr 10, 2024

Discover Washington, D.C., with Passport DC

The District of Columbia is a great place to teach kids about politics and American history, but this coming May it will also be a great place to teach them about different cultures. Passport DC, an annual event taking place all month long, is designed to let visitors and locals, especially family travelers, learn about the many cultures represented in the nation’s capital.

Make the Most of Hamad International Airport When Transferring

Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.

Destinations / North America
Apr 10, 2024

Keswick Hall Announces Luxury Golf Getaway Experience

Luxury golf resort Keswick Hall, in Virginia, offers golf enthusiasts and family travelers with a love for golf a special golf getaway highlighting its Pete Dye course.

Apr 10, 2024

Explore Holland America Line’s “Nieuw Amsterdam’s” Kids Club

Don’t think a cruise with Holland America Line is just for adults. Aboard the cruise line’s Nieuw Amsterdam ship, a dedicated Kids Club ensures family travelers of all ages have a good time both at sea and port.

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Destinations / North America
Apr 9, 2024

Angel Island: A Romantic Daytrip from San Francisco

For a romantic picnic site or family travel from San Francisco, head across the bay by ferry and spend a day on Angel Island. Covering the largest natural island in the bay, Angel Island State Park is networked with hiking and biking trails, one of which climbs to the highest point — the summit of Mount Caroline Livermore. From there, get sensational views of the bay and its surroundings.