So Berlin was awesome. I was only there for a week, but it really is one of the best places I have ever visited. So much so that it has strengthened my want to move over to Germany in the next few years.
I wish I had bothered to write a diary of some sorts, but here’s a little taster of what I did:
- walked lots and lots. So much to see in Berlin, and what better way to walk around the city getting a feeling not for the normal tourist haunts, but what the suburbs are like too.
- took lots of pictures of random things 
- visited the Jewish history museum (stunning architecture, as well as an incredible insight to the torments the followers of this faith have had in the past few thousand years in Europe)
- visited the communications museum
- visited the old point where checkpoint Charlie stood, and the museum that overlooks it
- visited countless other museums giving quite an extensive history into what Berlin and Germany as a whole has looked like in the past, the present and plans for the future.
- more walking
- Drank beer (Berlin wießbier is now my favourite beer, lets see what I think when I get round to visiting Bavaria
I didn’t really get chance to see everything I wanted to in one short week, so probably will want to go back some time in the future (probably a few times) and try and plan more constructive plans to actually do things. What will prove invaluable in this endeavour will definitely be my “rough guide to Berlin” which proved to be a brilliant source of information whilst I was out there, along with my handy map of Berlin, purchased from WH Smiths, and my BVG rail system map).
Not being a travel writer, or writer of any kind, it is difficult for me to attempt to put into words how good I thought Berlin was, the German people and just how polite and helpful they are (as long as you at least attempt to be polite yourself!) the excellent public transport in Berlin, basically the entire city is great!!
Anyway, expect more posts when I have time, going into specificsBerlin, Germany, Holiday, Photography, Vacation
July 6, 2007 at 6:26 pm Comments (3)