Trip to Berlin
Back in February I visited Berlin with my uni. It was a super fun trip so thought I would share a few things that we did whilst we were there!
The first day was a leisurely one, checking out Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate at night.
Day two we started off by visiting the Lomography Store, a must see for all photography nerds. We also found our first of many of the Photo-automats that are dotted around the city, so definitely keep an eye out for these! The only colour one in the city is located in East Berlin, by the East Side Gallery, I would recommend scouting out this one!
Later that day we visited Museum Island, the architecture of all of these buildings is incredible, however the galleries weren't my cup of tea, as I much prefer looking at modern art. We got a pass to go in each of the museums there, although I didn't like the art, I did enjoy looking in the extravagant buildings! For lunch nearby I tried my very first Currywurst for lunch, it's a must to try when visiting Berlin!
We then visited an area of Berlin called, Nikolaiviertel. It is really pretty, with lots of pastel coloured buildings and a few little cute shops. It looks as though it has been like this for centuries, however during WW2, its preserved areas were destroyed, and this historical area was re-built and restored to it's historical appearance!
Nikolaiviertel is located very close to Alexanderplatz, which is where we went to next to go up the Radisson Park Inn Hotel. Possibly the best 4 Euros I spent whilst I was in Berlin. So, instead of paying a lot more to go up the TV tower in Berlin, the Park Inn Hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Berlin and allows you to see all over city, WITH the TV tower in the skyline!
That evening we decided to check out East Berlin's night life. We started at Barbie Deinhoffs, I would highly recommend, the atmosphere in there is great, it's a proper grungy place so if quiet cocktails and being in a smoking free zone is more for you, probably avoid this awesome little bar! After that we ate in Que Pasa, a Mexican restaurant minutes away from Deinhoffs. The food was amazing, and the cocktails were incredibly cheap and really big! We finished the night in Monster Ronson's Ichiban Karaoke Bar, it was really fun, a group of us just booked out a karaoke booth and sung the night away!
I challenge you all to get a Photo Booth photograph whilst drunk, the results had us laughing on the street corner for what felt like hours!
Day three, we visited the Museum of Photography, for all you photography nerds out there, I would recommend this place, especially if you are a Helmut Newton fan, there is an amazing permanent collection there.
For lunch we went to Rosenburger, in the Brunnenstraße district. Incredible burgers and really cheap too! This area is also worth a look around, with lots of really lovely shops
and a few vintage places!
Another one for the photography nerd, Foto Impex, is a film photography shop, stocking all of your analogue needs, with a great selection of film!
We then went to go and visit the East Side Gallery, the longest section of the Berlin Wall. I found it very eerie to walk along, and would recommend visiting whilst in Berlin. If you're not all to familiar with the history behind it, I would recommend reading up before you go!
At night we went up inside the Reichstag. It is free but you have to book on the morning you want to visit, as you need tickets to enter.
On the last day we visited the Memorial to the murdered Jews in Europe and the Hamburger-Bahnhof museum containing modern art as we didn't have too long on our last day we didn't want to cram too much in!