Category Archives: Berlin

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Halloween Traditions around Europe

Halloween has become a huge holiday tradition and a boosted business over the centuries in the western world. Stores, malls and restaurants decorate their windows with Halloween gadgets; bakers and cafes cook up some special Halloween style desserts and candies; Supermarkets deck out special Halloween shelves for jack-o'-lanterns and trick-or-treating stuff. Here are some unique Halloween trends celebrated by some European countries: England Halloween over the years took many different shape ... read more

Christmas Traditions Around Europe

Christmas traditions vary from country to country and over the years Christmas has taken quite a unique shape in terms of customs and celebrations. Let’s look at some of the major celebrations of Christmas across Europe: Christmas Décor (trees and lights): The Christmas fever starts from mid-November when retailers start to deck out for holiday season. The main European shopping streets try to give each other run for their money in decorating the buildings and shops. According to a survey av ... read more

Think Outside The WALL: Berlin

What’s with Germans and walls, that one dilemma in history has left them in this strange obsession with walls. Germans love to use walls as a tool of expression which was once used for suppression. They tried to transform the effect of that incident and used paint to heal those bad memories associated with walls. The left-over of Berlin Wall now covered in Graffiti and Topography of Terror are the main cenotaphs in this regard. Germany overall is known for Art and the Icons it gave to t ... read more

The Island of Museums: Museumsinsel Berlin

Museums are considered a great place for family trips because they always have something to interest all ages. They are educating for young ones and inspirational for the adults. So this summer why not take your family to a museum trip? But it can be confusing to choose from thousands of museums and art galleries. Let the Red Apple Apartments team help you making the choice easier, by suggesting you the Museum Island in Berlin. Commonly known as Museumsinsel, is a modern and exclusive assemblag ... read more

Let us host you for the 2015 UEFA European Football Championship

The UEFA European Football Championship 2015 will be held in different venues across Europe the list of Matches with their venues can be viewed here. Millions of intrepid football fans from all over the world are expected to travel towards these cities of Europe. The finale will be played at the Olympiastadion, Berlin on Saturday 6 June 2015. If you are a football enthusiast, you will love to cheer with the Champs, bare the flag with the winners, celebrate the win in a corner café or a ... read more