I visited the Fantastic City of Berlin in February and had the most Amazing Time!! I went with a group of Girl-Friends and stayed in the most Stylish and Chic Apartment. We went right in the middle of Winter, so it was Bloody FREEZING!!! I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I wore about 6 Layers of clothes each time I stepped out of the apartment door (FYI Thermal tops do jack all!)
My Top 5 sights that I would recommend that you go and see whilst there are –
1. The Berlin Wall –
There are many parts of the Berlin wall still standing across the City and whilst there is a lot of interesting stories and history to read about, the part that I enjoyed the most was the East Side Wall Gallery. This is a 1.3km stretch of the wall that is covered in amazing and artistic grafitti, which was created by local artists. I have to admit, this may have been my favourite bit of art of the wall –
2. Market in Mauer Park –
Every Sunday Mauer Park hosts one of the biggest and busiest flea markets in Berlin, which sells everything from Vintage Clothing to Random Family Photo Albums (These were very strange and actually quite creepy!). There are hundreds of independant stalls and it is the ideal place to pick up unique souvenirs. I Found this print at one of the stalls and I love it!!
3. Try the German Food Favourite, The CurryWurst! –
I was told by many people before tavelling to Berlin that I had to try the infamous Curry Wurst. And boy was I not dissapointed! Whats not to love? Sausage…….Good. Tomato and Curry Sauce……. Good. Chips…..Gooooood 🙂 It was delicious and at $3.95 an absolute bargain!!
4. Go Up the Fernsehturm –
The Fernsehturm, which is also known at the ‘Television Tower’, stands 368 Meters High above the City of Berlin. You can see as far as 42km from the very top on a very clear day. We went up as the sun was setting and the view was spectacular. It was a bit pricey to go up, but in my opinion very worth it. The only bad part was a few of the windows could have done with a clean, but with it being that high up i’m guessing theres not a very long list of people signing up to be the window cleaner!
5. The Berlin Dungeon –
No I know it may not be the most cultural of choices, but visiting the Berlin Dungeon was definetly a highlight of my trip. The Berlin Dungeons is a 70 minute journey into 800 years of Berlin’s darkest history. It is made up of live shows, great actors, scary storytelling, rides and special effects. My favourite film genre is Horror, but this still scared the crap out of me! Its not for the faint hearted, but well worth a trip.
I massively fell in Love with the city of Berlin on my trip there and can’t wait to go back there again sometime 🙂