If you follow me on instagram then you may have seen that last week I went to Berlin for a few days with my boyfriend. We went away for 2 days to celebrate his 21st birthday and we had a lovely time exploring the city and trying new foods. I’d never been to Germany before so I was very excited to see what it had to offer and enjoyed myself so much that we’ve planned to go this time next year!
I thought it would be nice to compile a few little comments about different topics of our short city break in case any of you are planning to go or would just like to see what we got up to!
I’ll put the most important point first…the food. Oh my goodness, the food in Germany was incredible. I don’t know if Germans particularly love food and have a real interest in it but boy do they know how to cook. We tried a few new foods whilst we were away but we also played safe to food we knew as well.
The main food Chris wanted to try whilst we were in Berlin was currywurst. My friend Daisy went to Berlin a few months ago and recommended that we try it. I think it must be a big German delicacy because it was served in some many different places. It’s a type of sausage that is cooked in a curry sauce and served with chips – and it must have been nice because Chris had it twice!
Whilst we were away we had the best nachos we’ve ever had, the best kebab we’ve ever had AND we found the cutest café for breakfast eachmorning which was a bit like a home-version of starbucks; it wasn’t as mainstream and it certainly felt more homely.
There are some incredible historical statues, monuments and buildings to visit in Berlin. Our hotel was fairly central in Berlin and we were right next to the metro station and also the tram stops that would take us to central places in Berlin such as Alexandra Platz. Alexandra Platz was a bit of a cross between London’s Oxford Street and Victoria – lots of shopping centres and a central point for everyone!
Despite having the transport available, it was nice to walk around and explore Berlin, despite the -2 degree temperatures! On our main day, which was Thusday, we took 15,000 steps! So we definitely earned to eat all the food we did.
In our adventures we went to sights like the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust memorial.
We came back from Berlin on December 1st but Alexandra Platz had their Christmas market up and running! They had food stalls, sweet and savoury, game stalls, ornament stalls, food shack, an ice rink and lots of bars to buy mulled wine from.
I’m a huge child when it comes to Christmas so I was very excited to find out there was one available to go and see! I’d never been to one before, or had mulled wine before, so it was amazing to finally experience these things!
Berlin had some incredible shopping centres that could easily compete with the likes of Milton Keynes, Watford and Westfields. The Berlin Mall and Alexa had high end clothing stores like Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors; they had makeup shops, technology shops, food shops and many more.
The food courts in each centre was brilliant. There were foods from so many different countries; American, German, Chinese, Italian, Turkish and many more! I thought it was so nice for people to be able to eat from different cultures and taste different foods. Plus, it was all open seating so you and your friends could eat all different foods but still sit together.
As well as the food, both centres, were decked out head to toe with Christmas decorations and oozed festivity which was so cute and ideal for blog snaps.