Ich bin eine Berlin

I had the pleasure of spending 4 nights in Berlin a few weeks ago for a short late summer break with my husband.  It was a city we’d read loads about but seemed to be incredibly under-rated.  After making a long list of things we both wanted to see, eat and visit we packed our bags and boarded our German Wings plane.

The city has loads to offer and is full of independent shops, heaps of restaurants, 100’s of world-class museums and art galleries, a stunning parliament building, home to one of Europe’s biggest parks and has an incredibly efficient public transport system.  Of course Berlin’s colourful history cannot go unmentioned, especially as it seems to have acted as a huge catalyst to make it what it is today.

Our 4 days were jam-packed, we covered a huge amount and unfortunately came back to our quaint little apartment each evening with aching feet.  In the evenings we explored the cities huge variety of culinary delights and one evening found ourselves at ‘Street Food Thursday’, located in a huge warehouse with over 50 different food stalls offering anything and everything, we opted for German beer and Japanese noodles which were delicious.  Berlin also has a great cafe culture and generally most restaurants have outdoor seating, there’s something so charming about eating Al Fresco.

The city is hugely creative, we saw lots of street art, pop up shops, musicians and artist’s especially near the East Side Gallery, a stretch of the Berlin wall which has been preserved for artists all over the world to use as a public canvas.  As with many cities Berlin is split up into areas which have their own individual feel, it also has a few world-renowned Universities which means there is quite a young population adding to Berlin’s buzz.

Take a look at some highlights from the trip.

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The National Gallery, Museum Island

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Street Art

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Door Graffiti

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East Side Gallery – An area of the Berlin wall where artists around the world have been invited to use the wall as a public canvas.

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A room for contemplation at the Jewish Museum

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Jewish Memorial

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Padlocks on the East Side Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

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