• Posted:Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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One fun way to see Berlin

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One fun way to see Berlin
If you're currently staying in a Berlin hostel - or have plans to do so in the near future - then I have a treat in store for you. You might not have heard of these (they're new to me too) but I've stumbled across an ingenious way to traverse the busy streets of Berlin and it's called the Trabant.

The what? I hear you cry. Well, according to the Times, these are cute little cars - that look almost as if they're toy jeeps - that you can rent out and zip about the city in to your heart's content. The cars have, as far as I can tell, all been painted bright and funky colours so if you do decide to opt for this mode of transport you won't be inconspicuous and are likely to have fingers pointing and tongues wagging wherever you decide to drive.

Of course, the likelihood of you being on your own in this is quite small as one company that offers the service - Trabi Safari - has said that it is now doing very well indeed with its fleet of vehicles.

"A few years ago, only a few enthusiasts dared to show themselves in public in their Trabis," a spokesperson for the business said and the news source noted that those who do decide to climb aboard one of these little motors will also benefit from being able to take themselves on their own tour - sans guide - as information can be piped through the car radios.

And, if you're particularly taken with the automobile and want one of your own, you can have one! The BBC News recently reported that an updated version of the model was to be unveiled at Frankfurt's September motor show last year.

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