Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A Weekend in Berlin

Berlin or just Germany in general has always been somewhere I've wanted to visit since I started doing German as a subject in school which was nearly 9 years ago! And for my Christmas my amazing boyfriend treated me to a long weekend in Berlin.
So I thought I'd just do a sort of diary from my time there, it was such a great weekend and Germany is definitely somewhere I want to visit  again even though any sort of knowledge of the language I learned has sort of left my head since school I did understand some of it.

The first day was longg, we were up at 4 in the morning to get our flight to London and then through to Berlin but after a 30 minute nap in our hotel room we were up and out to go and look around what was near us. We were situated just beside Kurfurstendamm which is a really long shopping street which suits me, this also meant lots of restaurants and bars near us too which was good! We got on the U-Bahn and went to see the Brandenburg Gate, which at night was so pretty! Something else I noticed was how amazing and futuristic the buildings were.

Saturday consisted of dragging Andrew round the shops and going for lunch at pizza hut before heading to the East Side Gallery for a wander along with a hot chocolate because it was freezing, by far the coldest day of the weekend!

Sunday was a jam packed day, we started off early with a visit to the Olympic Stadium, it wouldn't be something I would of visited on my own accord but it was quite interesting when we got there and it is quite an amazing looking building. Then we headed to the Berlin Zoo, it had a petting zoo which I love but sometimes I freak out a bit about actually feeding or touching any of the animals in case they bite me.. but there was the cutest little black and white goat that I just followed about taking pictures of it and feeding it haha!

Dunkin' Donuts was something I couldn't resist while we were there, I've only ever seen them in New York and it was amazing, I got a strawberry frosting doughnut with a hot chocolate.

 We also decided sort of last minute to go and visit Checkpoint Charlie and ended up going to Black Box which is a sort of little museum about Checkpoint Charlie and The Cold War and its all digital and multimedia, it was really interesting and something I'm glad we ended up doing and it was only 5 euros each! Beside this we also found a photo booth that are all around Berlin that give you a set of four black and white pictures, its a nice little souvenir to take home!

We found a pub near our hotel that was really nice and had a live band playing one night, they also did a litre of beer which Andrew ended up getting (and I just posed with) and we had something to eat there too! All in all it was a really enjoyable weekend thats re-established my love for the German language and I will definitely be returning soon!

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