Schöne Grüße from Germany
I had just gotten back from a weekend away with my friends from Berlin and I can tell you that it was one of my favorite trips I went on! I just wanted to share with all of you my “Guide to Berlin.”
THINGS TO DO:
- If you are in Berlin for the amount of time I was (3 days) I highly recommend the Jewish Museum. Here, you can purchase a ticket for €3 (student discount) to walk around the museum to witness the history of the Jews and the Holocaust. If you are here for more than 3 days, I highly recommend purchasing the €14 Museum Package that allows you to visit over 20 museums in Berlin (photography, Berlin museum, contemporary art, etc.)
- Visit the Berlin Wall, here you can witness the history of the wall that divided the people of Germany. The remains of the wall has beautiful artwork made be hundreds of Berlin artists.
- The art installation that represents the Jewish lives that were taken away during the Holocaust: the Holocaust Memorial.
- Free entrance of the Reichstag Building if you reserve online, ahead of time! See the views of Berlin from the top of this dome.
- Take in the beautiful architecture of Berlin and take your typical tourists pictures with the Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Cathedral.
FOOD + DRINK RECOMMENDATIONS:
- The Monkey House was an adorable place to relax after a long day of walking around Berlin. Kickback and get some drinks with friends with a view of the Berlin Zoo and of the city.
- The House of Small Wonder is a cozy little brunch place to get some delicious food with a small group of friends on a rainy day in Germany.
- Holiday Season: A German bratwurst at any standup/fast food store. Seriously, these were some delicious street foods I have ever eaten.
TIPS/ADVICE WHEN TRAVELING TO GERMANY:
- Do NOT get the hop-on hop-off bus tickets. A FULL day train/bus/tram ticket that you can purchase at any train stop is €7.50. Bus 100 and 200 takes you around the ENTIRE city, we relied on public transportation the entire weekend. Google Maps will be your best friend to lead the way!
- If you have never purchased Birkenstocks before like I have, go to the Birkenstock stand up store! Because Birkenstocks are made in Germany, I purchased my very first pair of rose gold “Birks” for €80!
- If you are lucky enough to travel to Berlin during this time of year (November 27, 2017) go to as many Christmas Markets as you can! Living in Chicago, I love going to the Christkindl markets with my friends and family. They have FOUR HUGE markets throughout the city of Berlin, and I was so happy to go to one this year and get some Christmas shopping done.
That’s all for now loves! Auf Wiedersehen, Germany!
xoxo — Bree