These days, free time has become more of a luxury, so for those who are in search for a short holiday, a city break comes like a breath of fresh air. This is the perfect way to relax and have fun, without spending an excessive amount of money and taking time off work.Because a city break is short-term, you can take advantage of the last-minute deals and make this trip as budget friendly as you like it to be by choosing where you want to stay, where you eat and what you want to visit.
As many of you know, I am a big fan of city trips and I’ve been in a few the last couple of years: Brussels, Vienna, Rome and Milan. Every city that I’ve visited had something special, something different, it was like I was stepping into another world for a few days and that feeling can’t be described into words.
In almost 3 months I will celebrate my 3 year anniversary with my husband, and I already plan to book for us a city trip to Berlin. I know that I could have picked a more romantic city for this trip, but I wanted to see Berlin for a very long time and I think now is the time to do it.
You can imagine that I did my research and I have a pretty clear idea of what I want to visit while I’ll be there. So, if I made you even a little bit curious, read on and who knows, maybe you fancy a getaway soon and you’ll consider Berlin as your destination.
I think that Berlin has a bit of something for everyone. It’s a city with a fascinating history, but it also has a modern vibe with mixed influences from all across the world. Berlin’s nightlife is known for its enormous club scene and thriving fashion culture, bringing the city alive every night of the week.
I already started to put together my tourist list with all the places that I would like to visit like: Branderburg Gate (the iconic landmark of new Germany), Tv Tower (the tallest building in Germany), Checkpoint Charlie, Holocaust Memorial, East Side Gallery (a colorful section of the Berlin wall and the largest outside gallery in the world), but Berlin has so much to offer that I’m afraid this list will never end. It’s a pity that we’ll be visiting Berlin in autumn, otherwise I would have loved to see the Badeschiff, a floating pool that can be found on top of river Spree.
Of course, I can’t go to visit Berlin without thinking about doing some serious shopping. I did my homework very good regarding this matter and I know the best places to shop are Kurfurstendamm and Friedrichstrasse.
Regarding the food, I understood that if we are in Berlin, the best thing to eat is a Currywurst. I am not of fan of curry or sausages, but the Currywurst has its own museum, so it must be good.
The nightlife in Berlin is pretty crazy, because it goes on day and night. No wonder Berlin is one of the best cities to have a hen party. Here the fun never ends and with exclusive clubs like Tresor and Berghain, you can understand why.
Another thing that I would like to do in Berlin is to take a grafitti tour. This tour shows the work of Berlin’s most famous scrawlers and will also give me the chance to take some awesome pictures.
This post was inspired by the handy city break guides and maps in dealchecker's latest article about Hen- Do Hotspots in Europe. So if you are interested to find out more tips about Berlin, you can check out the map and the article here.
If you already visited Berlin, I would be grateful for every tip that you can give me. I want to make the most out of this trip and I’m confident that with your help I can achieve that, so don't be shy and leave a comment!
Until next time, take care and don't forget to smile!