Hello! Hope you’ve all had a smashing May Bank Holiday weekend. Welcome to the next post in my ‘How To’ series. This post is all about How To Enjoy 48 hours in Berlin.
I love exploring new cultures and visiting new cities. Europe is full of quirky back streets, history and yummy foods! So I thought I’d share with you all a little insight in to how you can spend 48 hours in Berlin, Germany.
The history behind the city of Berlin is incredible, from the divide between East and West Germany. The Berlin Wall which was build to divide the two. How the wall became a focal point all these years later and of course the Cold War efforts and part Germany played shows within the city.
Whilst in Berlin there a number of key focus points in which every tourist should visit (even if you are not history inclined).
The Brandenburg Gate acts as a gateway to Berlin, similar to Paris’ Arch de triumph. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events. It is today considered not only as a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace.
Check Point Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie was a crossing point in the Berlin Wall. Located at the junction of Friedrichstraße with Zimmerstraße and Mauerstraße (which for older historical reasons coincidentally means ‘Wall Street’). It is in the Friedrichstadt neighborhood. Checkpoint Charlie was designated as the single crossing point (by foot or by car) for foreigners and members of the Allied forces.
AlexandraPlatz is a fab place to visit when in Berlin. Away from all the history Berlin has a great shopping culture. Alexandraplatz is full of ‘High street’ shops and it’s bustling during the day and evening. We encountered a street artist who was performing – gathering the crowds in!
So, you are probably thinking.. what is this? Well it’s the popular TV tower in Berlin. It’s incredible 360 degree views of the city and has a lovely bar/restaurant at the top. But don’t forget to book tickets in advance!
Whilst in Berlin we took a visit to the ZOO! It was unreal that we were in the middle of a big city and casually walking through a zoo. But the animals were amazing. And we really enjoyed our visit. We even found a real life King Kong (hehe – look at his toes).
Berlin is an incredible city! We found a quirky Irish bar, danced and sung the night away (typical Brit!) but overall I’d highly recommend spending 48 hours in Berlin (or longer!). The transport system is really easy to use, the trains are super cheap! The food was perfect wherever we went and I really cannot fault anything about my visit to Berlin.
Did you check out my last ‘How To’ post all about How to spend your free time?
Have you ever been to Berlin? What were your thoughts?