I’ve always adored Germany. Having spent nearly five years of my life there earlier in my life, it’s a country I love to learn about, visit and explore. So last year I was really excited when I finally made it to Berlin, Germany’s capital. One of Europe’s hubs of commerce, culture and art, we spent an idyllic few days exploring the city. I’ve shared some in-depth posts on particular aspects of the city we enjoyed, but I also wanted to reflect on the joy and energy of Berlin itself!
I love the architecture in Berlin. From the glories of the cathedrals to the grandness of the museums, the brutalist architecture of the former Soviet controlled areas to the pretty churches, shops and hidden away gems, it’s a real patchwork of styles, and every day (we were blessed with sun, hurrah!) led to new places and spaces to enjoy and explore.
I also loved the range of things to do and the sheer amount of activities – we took in the views from the top of the TV tower, visited museums of history ancient and modern, and enjoyed waffles so go they would have made Leslie Knope proud.
We also happened to visit during Pride, which made this vibrant, hard-partying city even more fun!
It’s definitely a city I enjoyed, and one I want to visit again soon. There are more museums to explore, more bars and music to enjoy, and plenty of currywurst we need to find too!
Have you been to Berlin? What was your favourite part?