I fell in love with this city. I told Nils that the first time we visited it was my least favorite place, because we didn’t do much or experience the city at all. However, this time was a whole different experience.
One of the most important decisions we made, was our location. We stayed at Alexanderplatz which was the U-Bahn (train) station right under the TV tower. This made getting around so much easier because many of the places and things were either walking distance or a few U-Bahn stops away. Another thing that was a complete game changer were staying in hostels. We were able to meet some amazing people from all over the world. This made pub crawls, going out, and just hostel life in general much more fun. We even met someone from San Francisco which was so cool! Lastly, we did way more things than the first time. First of all we were there for nine whole days which gave us plenty of time to both do things and chill out. We went on walking tours, spy museums, Olympic stadium, Brandenburg Gate, Jewish Memorial, the East Side Gallery, AND we even found a few climbing gyms. Luckily, we were there for Christmas which means there were loads and loads of christmas markets. We went to one almost everyday and got curry wurst, gluhwein, and a pretzel. Staying in the heart made it so much easier to experience the people and the culture.
One last thing that I loved about Germany was the language. If you have been visiting my blog regularly, you know I am learning German from Nils which is actually going surprisingly well! I was actually able to order food at restaurants and have a few (very simple) conversations with people. Growing up, I took a few classes in different languages, but never really stuck with one. Focusing in on one language and trying to get really good at is is really rewarding, especially after visiting the country and having conversations with native people!
Needless to say, I had the best time in Berlin and am so glad that it went from being one of my least favorite cities, to one of my absolute favorites. I can’t wait to see you again Berlin!
This was one of my favorite outfits to wear in Europe, however, it was a little chilly because the coat wasn't as warm as I hoped it would have been. I should have brought a vest to wear under it. BUT, with that said, I still wore it a bunch because it was so cute! I especially loved pairing it with either this red scarf or a red sweater (see here). We also never left the hostels without a beanie. I always chose this grey one with the grey coat. I love when things match, but that's just my style.
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PS: I still have so many photos from Berlin. These are just a few from this outfit I was wearing. Stay tuned for another post!