Washout in Berlin
My trip to Berlin last weekend was a bit of a washout. Not in terms of what went on but literally and simply because it did not stop raining. Ever. It might even have been the wettest few days that Berlin has seen recently. But with that typically British rant over, I came back loving Berlin much more than expected. It’s not that I thought I wouldn’t like it there, it’s just that on my previous visit the city didn’t make a huge impression and having lived in Bristol for a while now, I just felt the two cities would be much the same. But Berlin was much more than a Bristol replica, and truth be told I much prefer it to Bristol. It’s bigger, much bigger and has it’s own vibe that’s different to my current hometown. Berlin has been dubbed the creative hub of Europe with start up companies popping up every day and young creatives moving there more and more.
It’s very easy to fill your time there, with Berlin being such a large city and split into neighbourhoods that are each very different to the next. Of course there’s also all the main tourist attractions that we dipped a toe into, but mainly we went exploring. The architecture is something to behold, with a lot of it being flattened during the war there’s a real mish-mash of buildings and there’s always something to look at. I thought I would just give a taster of the city in this post before going into more detail in my next post, with recommendations of things to see and do, places to eat and shop and of course it wouldn’t be complete without a few coffee shop recommendations. It’s definitely a place I want to go back to (but let’s be honest, that’s most places I visit!) but I think next time I’ll head back in the summer, when the city turns green and flowery and really comes to life.
If you wanted to check out some more of the city then be sure to check out my Instagram and follow me on Bloglovin to catch my upcoming Berlin post! Has anyone else visited and loved it as much as I did?