Image Credit: mK B.
I had heard that Berlin was one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the planet but I never actually believed it until I moved there in February. Having lived in London for part of my life, I thought nothing could compare to the international atmosphere there. However, the day I landed at Tegel Airport, I was pleasantly surprised by the multicultural quality of Berlin.
Image Credit: Paul Mannix
Currently, I live near Warschauer Strasse in Kreuzberg, the end of the U1 Line, which is a great location in terms of accessibility. The district of Kreuzberg is classified as a hip and trendy district with a flourishing nightlife scene. “Oranienstrasse” is one of the most popular streets in Berlin, and is littered with fantastic bars promoting happy hours almost every evening. My personal favourite, however, is “Que Pasa,” a Mexican restaurant serving cheap cocktails just next to Goerlizter Bahnhof. If you are looking to taste one of the best kebabs that Germany has to offer, then don’t miss the one located halfway up this street.
Image Credit: aromano
Image credit: Paul Mannix
For history enthusiasts, Berlin is ideal due to its plethora of museums. It even has a Museum Island where you can buy tickets to go and see the fabulous “Pergamon” and “Bode” Museum. Close by to the museums is Berlin Cathedral where you can clamber to the top to admire the beautiful views all across the River Spree. There is a fantastic photo opportunity here with the beautiful fountain just outside the cathedral.
Don’t worry about getting around as the public transportation in Berlin is absolutely fantastic. Here you can buy a day or weekend ticket which will give you an unlimited usage to travel around the city. The “Ubahn” and “Sbahn”, trams and buses are particularly reliable.
If you are planning a trip in the summer then I would recommend paying a visit to Prenzlauer Berg for a drink in their beer garden. However, my all-time favourite activity is to take a trip to “Elberwaldstrasse” and walk up to Mauerpark on a Sunday. This is a great way to enjoy some musical entertainment for free.
So far my experiences have been enriching and varied in Berlin but I don’t feel I have even scratched the surface yet. For me everything, such as finding cheap and comfortable accommodation in Berlin, has been straight-forward and stress free. I would thoroughly recommend the city to anyone who has a love of adventure, a thirst for culture and a desire for a new challenge in life!
This post was written by Harriet who works on behalf of Wimdu.co.uk, an accommodation provider offering affordable apartments to rent for vacations all over the world. Originally from Yorkshire, 21 year old Harriet has already lived in Germany and the USA. Her passion for travelling just keeps on growing.
Share and Enjoy
Category: Guest Post