Taste of Berlin: Christmas Markets

Berlin at Christmas is the perfect way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit. From the huge buildings wrapped as presents, to the epic number of Christmas stalls dotted around the city, Christmas takes over the city. And it’s enough to get even the biggest grinch in the festive spirit. There…

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Berlin Welcome Card

City breaks can be expensive, but thankfully there are plenty of ways to save a few pennies here and there. Many of the big cities offer some kind of pass or attraction card, which could save you money and hopefully a bit of hassle! Having been to Berlin twice, I…

Taste of Berlin: Travel

In a city as efficient and modern as Berlin, you just know that getting around is going to be super easy, regardless of whether you speak the language or not. First things first – getting to Berlin. There are a number of options available to you, depending on budget, time…

The Wall – Asisi Panorama, Berlin

I’ve never been anywhere where the phrase ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ has been more appropriate. From the outside, this place looks like a giant oil storage unit. In fact, if it weren’t for the epic PANORAMA > > signage, you definitely wouldn’t think there was anything in…

Holocaust Memorial Museum, Berlin

More of an exhibition than a museum, this place offers an eye-opening journey of the persecution of the Jewish people before and during the Holocaust. The Holocaust Memorial itself, actually called Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (but called the Holocaust Memorial for short), was built to commemorate the…

Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Berlin

I find the history of Berlin fascinating, and one of the most mind baffling things to me is the Berlin Wall. I struggle to comprehend what it must have been like to wake up one morning to find that you were no longer allowed to the other side of the…

Next stop – Cologne!

Our time in Berlin had all too quickly come to an end, and it was time to move on to our next city – Cologne. The day started early as we had tickets for a 8:47am train. As my phone was still stuck on UK time, the alarm was set…

Last day in Berlin!

Our third day in Berlin was the last chance we’d have to tick more things off our list for the city, as we had an early train booked for the next morning. And I’m talking 8.40am early. On a Sunday. Double ouch! We woke up with the best intentions of…

Berlin | The Wall, Christmas markets and shopping!

With only three days to actually spend in Berlin, we wanted to get as much done as possible on our second day. It started with leftover gingerbread from yesterday for breakfast, before heading to Checkpoint Charlie. The plan was to head for the museum, but on the way we saw a…

Berlin | The Starting Point!

Early mornings and I do not go well together. So when I had to get up at 3.45am for the flight to Berlin, I knew I wasn’t going to be a barrel of laughs for the journey. We made it to the airport courtesy of Dad’s taxi with plenty of…

The Bratwurst is so close!

Tomorrow is technically the start of our trip away, as we’re travelling up to my mum and dads in preparation for our early flight on Thursday morning. Now, I don’t really like flying and I really don’t like early mornings, so I know I will definitely not be a barrel…

One month countdown!

So today marks the start of the one month countdown to our break away to Germany and Belgium! We’ve booked all of our transport, so the plan is partially set. We’re going to fly into Berlin, where we’ll spend a few days before making our way down to Cologne on…

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

Built in 2005, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin serves as a reminder of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It’s not something you would instantly recognise as a memorial, but definitely worth a visit. I arrived in the busy Potsdamer Platz in time to grab a bite for breakfast, then…