Berlin: Taking Two to Tango


photograph courtesy of  billpeterson
photograph courtesy of billpeterson

Who says Germans can’t dance? Hordes of tango enthusiasts in Berlin do, with a dramatic snap of the head and a turn to the right.

Berlin is widely known as Europe’s tango capital. On any given night, you can tango to your heart’s content, as singles or in pairs, at close to 30 different venues. Check out the slick tango kultur Web site for current offerings and a monthly overview that’s handy to have in your pocket in case of an urge-to-tango emergency. Want to know exactly how big each venue is? This site, which is in English, will let you know.

Looking to tango-hop? Both Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg are particular hotspots.

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