Hipster tourists are not welcome in Berlin, say city residents
Long-time Berliners not pleased with the rapid influx of young tourists over the last 20 years, but they should wise up to realize that tourism is also keeping the cash-strapped city financially afloat.
Excerpt from Toronto Sun
Tourism to Berlin is booming as never before and filling the debt-ridden city’s coffers with much-needed cash, but not all Berliners are cheering the influx of visitors.
Some blame the tourists, especially the young 20-something “Easyjet set” who ride the budget airline to party through the night in the uber-cool, hedonistic German capital, for a host of ills from rising rents to noise pollution.