The Streets of Berlin

I love Berlin, it's such a relaxed, chilled out place plus it's incredibly cheap to visit. Germany was the first vacation ...

The Streets of Berlin
The Streets of Berlin
The Streets of Berlin
The Streets of Berlin
The Streets of Berlin

I love Berlin, it's such a relaxed, chilled out place plus it's incredibly cheap to visit. Germany was the first vacation we went on together as a couple and this time we spent a little time in Hamburg first before catching a train into Berlin.

Hamburg is very industrial in comparison to Berlin and is the largest deep-sea port in its region. We spent two days in Hamburg, which was enough time to get a feel for the place but really I was just itching to see Berlin again. It's a more energetic, vibrant city with a laid back attitude and a lot of passion for creativity. The walls are "messy" with graffiti and the streets are clean unlike London where the complete opposite is true. The food is awesome in Berlin, with lots to eat for anyone with vegan, gluten-free, or other dietary requirements; the falafel kebabs are just divine and I can't ever get enough of those pretzels.

For this break we wanted a bit more chill out time, we usually wake up early and pack so much into the day that I'm dead by the evening. This time we eased up a bit and enjoyed our time off; we visited a couple of museums, ate great food, drank soda in the sunshine, and chilled out in the Botanical Gardens.

If you're heading to Hamburg or Berlin any time soon, I can recommend a couple of "must visit" places. Hamburg is home to the astounding Miniatur Wunderland, you get to see incredible miniature versions of countries and see the creators at work; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is one of the most interesting museums I have visited, there is an amazing mix of ancient art, design, photography, and new media; for food, Slim Jim's Pizza is awesome - they have vegan options too. Although we didn't go this time around, the Berlin zoo is the best I have ever been to; the Museum für Naturkunde is home to the tallest dinosaur ever discovered and the wet specimin room is phenomenal; the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum has a stunning 43 hectares of garden and around 22,000 different plant species, and if you're looking to chill out, I suggest visiting one of the many outdoor swimming baths and lakes or taking a picnic to Tempelhof Feld.

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  1. I don't know why I haven't been to Berlin yet... I'm really interested in WWII and the Cold War so it seems like a fairly obvious destination for me! Your photos are gorgeous. I love the contrast of concrete with bright colourful art and natural greenery peeking in!

    Aisling | aisybee.

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  2. I cannot stop staring at that third photo - it's just everything to me. I couldn't even tell you why. Basically, I need to visit myself now.

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  3. I am going to German for Oktoberfest and Berlin is on the cards too! I am definitely visiting your recommendations!

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  4. I've been to Berlin a few times before but it remains one of my favourite cities in the world. Itching to go back already!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  5. Rebecca P.7/08/2015

    Amazing and stunning photos!

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  6. oooh the miniature world in Hamburg is brilliant! I spent a solid few hours there -- if only I vlogged back then!

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  7. I have always wanted to go to Berlin, am still kicking myself that I didn't manage to squeeze out a few days during my previous trip. Your photos are making me long to go there now! Gotta love a chill city with personality (:


    xx Jia, honeyandgazelle.wordpress.com

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  8. Berlin is absolutely top of my list of places to visit in Europe, I regret not being able to visit last time I was in Germany! Thank you for the recommendations x

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  9. Ah, Berlin. Didn't get to it this time, but will have to go at some point! I'm surprised by the number of outdoor baths and pools.

    http://blog.jessicapei.com

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  10. It is SO GOOD - you need to visit!

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  11. It's a really cool, relaxed place - I like it a lot.

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  12. It's definitely a 'must visit' place in Europe :))

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  13. You've got to go - it's a really fantastic place to visit.

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  14. It is SO SO SO GOOD I loved it loads.

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  15. Definitely - it has such a laid back vibe, which makes it a great place to visit during summer.

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  16. Oh awesome - you're going to have loads of fun :))

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  17. We found that place walking down the side streets, it looked so powerful.

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  18. You should definitely visit, it's an amazing place.

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  19. megsiobhan7/09/2015

    Relaxed and cheap? Sounds like my kind of place! Plus, I think a friend of mine lives there, so much try and visit it sometime!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  20. Allison Bennie7/09/2015

    Where is the spiral staircase? I love a good stair.

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