Ich bin ein Berliner…..
Hallo, wie gehts? Wir möchten Ihnen gern etwas über Berlin erzählen. Berlin is situated in northeastern Germany , and is Germany’s largest city with 3.4 million inhabitants. While walking through Berlin you will discover a mix of modern architecture and beautiful old buildings. A city known of their history, WW 2 and the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. But also a good place for shopping, great food and culture activities!
Few years ago we visited east Germany with our school. We stayed in Leipzig for 3 weeks and made city trips to Dresden, Weimar and Berlin. But there was one particular city that we thought, hmm we have to go BACK and that’s Berlinnn. The last time we went we didn’t do all the sightseeing, but last weekend we finally went to this Metro pool with friends. It was very nice to be back.A while ago, a good friend of ours took classes in Berlin to learn the German language. He guided and showed us the hotspot of this amazing metro pool. Dank je wel Carlo hihi!
Our must see attractions:
– Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate is an iconic landmark in Berlin. No visit to Berlin is complete without a visit to the Brandenburger Tor. Try to go there early if you want to take photos of the Brandenburg Tor without crowds. But definitely make a trip at night too, the lighting is really amazing! This Brandenburg Gate is really easy to find because it is situated in the middle of Berlin.
– The wall
Even if you only have a couple of hours to spare in Berlin, this is definitely a must see. The good thing is,its free. Visiting the wall at this spot, may give you a better understanding about the drama that East Berliners were going through during the rough years of the separation.
– The Holocaust Memorial
A memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe. Below this memorial you have a museum. About 200 meters down the road you can go to the Führer Bunker. You will only find an information board with a map of the ground floor of the bunker. Not really impressive cause they made a parking lot of it. But it doesn’t need to be impressive considering that 30rd of April 1945 Adolf Hitler committed suicide here, together with his wife Eva Braun.
“You are now leaving the American sector”. Here you can make a picture with acting soldiers standing at the Checkpoint.
– The Berliner Dom
The largest church in the city. Near the church, you have this beautiful park.
A nice characteristic part of Berlin can be found on the Gendarmenmarkt. Here you have this almost identical churches on both sides of the square. And in between these churches you can find the beautiful concert building. We sat on the steps of the Concert Hall for like hours just to take a rest after strolling down the city.
Below our favorite Berlin neighbourhoods
Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain
Mitte and Rosenthaler