Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Beauty of Berlin

Germany is definitely a country that I had always wanted to visit, and this year felt like the perfect time to finally go. It was mine and Andy's seven year anniversary back in August so we thought heading away for a couple of days would be a great way to celebrate.

Berlin itself is absolutely beautiful, there are so many things to see and do and considering neither of us can speak a word of German we managed to navigate the city pretty well. We stayed in a pretty central location at the Radisson Blu hotel which is right next to the Berlin Cathedral, making it the perfect spot for exploring the city by foot.We managed to get around all of the 'touristy' places on foot during our three day visit which definitely added to the whole experience i'd say. 

If you're a fan of architecture then Berlin is definitely the city for you with buildings such as the Reichstag, the Charlottenburg Palace, the Berlin Cathedral, and even the TV tower.  But of course it is a great place for tourism too with places like Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie and the East Side Gallery to explore, and monuments such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Jewish memorial to visit. 
 I'd say the two places that stood out the most for me were the Brandenburg Gate and the Jewish memorial. This may sound a little silly on my behalf but the Brandenburg Gate was a lot bigger than what I had imagined, I mean its hugeee! I wanted to wait around until dark so that we could see it lit up, and i'm so glad we did as it was pretty damn impressive. If I could have one of those in front of my house instead of a normal front gate, not going to lie I probably would. We also had the chance to visit the Jewish memorial which was absolutely breathtaking, its a simple yet touching monument dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It felt quite eerie as we were walking through, very much like a maze full of headstones but well worth a visit. 

Have you ever visited Berlin? 

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on seven years and what a great way to celebrate! Berlin looks beautiful, I want to visit someday.

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