Berlin – the capital of Europe
Hi everybody, just wanted to let you all know that I'm back after my regular end of summer break to Berlin – and, just as always, I had an even better time than the last!
Every year, Julian and I take two – three long weekend breaks to somewhere in Europe, but at the end of the summer, we always end up back in Berlin – a sort of tradition (at least for the past three years). A lot of our friends ask why Berlin? What makes the place so special that we get drawn back year after year? So, here's what Berlin does for us!
Berlin is the most laid back city in the whole of Europe. I t has something for everybody with a history going back hundreds of years and through to an ultra-modern 21st century vibe. Museums, galleries, theatre, music – culture wise it's hard to beat. Now add on great German beer, food and a nightlife that has to be experienced to be believed, and you may begin to understand why Julian and I love this place.
A different side of the city
In our last visits we tried a bit of everything: museums (you have to go to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Kreuzberg and Museum Island in the Mitte district), art galleries, beer cellars, the lot! This year we decided to celebrate our change of decade (we both turn 30 in November) and devoting most of our stay to the night life.
Now the thing about Berlin's night life is that there's so much of it that doesn't center around night clubs and bars in the center of the city. You really need to know where everything is. That's why this trip we got some amazing Berlin apps for our IPhones from 10travelapps.com