The last of our planned summer escapes was a three day stay in the German capital of Berlin. I have always wanted to visit Germany, and this would be my first time so I was extremely excited to visit and explore.
For our visit we stayed at the SwissHotel Berlin, situated in the West of the city, and fortunately in the heart of the shopping area in Berlin. However, we didn’t want to spend all of our time shopping, as we had lots of attractions to visit!
Above is our vlog of the holiday. As you can probably tell we are trying to log each holiday that we go on, and we hope it kind of tells a bit more about our time there!
There is literally so much to visit and see within the city of Berlin. From cathedrals and historic buildings, to the Television Tower, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
The Berlin Wall was definitely the most memorable attraction of our trip for me. Whilst there are remains scattered across the city, the East Side Gallery provides the largest remaining part of the Berlin Wall, I think at around a mile long. It was truly amazing to see; the surprising height of it really showed how divided the city would have been, however now the remains have been graffitied with art to commemorate history and send messages to its audience.
Not far away from the Berlin Wall is the Television Tower. Whilst walking past we were amazed at the sight of it (as you can see in the picture at the top of this blog), but little did we know that the top of the building holds a restaurant and viewing point. We only discovered this whilst flying home to England, and whilst we did have a busy schedule, we were gutted that our lack of research into the tower meant that we were unable to fit in a viewpoint of the city. I guess it is a lesson for us to do even more research before going somewhere!
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