– There is a weird mix of dense and empty dead zones in the city. Probably a result of 40 years of division.
– Public drinking and drunkenness is out of hand, especially on the metro system.
– I am just not as naturally(unnaturally?) fetish-minded as the Germans, not by a long shot.
– There are statues of / signs with bears everywhere.
– This one applies to Hamburg too (and perhaps all of Germany), but there is a strangely small number of places that take credit cards.