Friday, 2 February 2018

City Break In Berlin

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and “is the fifth-most-populous European city by population within city limits” according to Google. It is a vibrant city, which has a long history, and now it is like nothing you have already seen. A city so full of life that it is just perfect for a short getaway from your daily tasks and responsibilities.

A city break is all you need to recharge and engulf all the beauty from your destination. In this article you will find reasons why you should choose Berlin for your next stop, and how you will not be disappointed in doing so.

Berlin is as lively as it is relaxed, people seem to be enjoying each other’s company more than I have seen in the other cities that I have been to. Life is great there. People are crazy, there is always something to see and do and you always get surprised. History is imprinted into the building and into the overall architecture, and it is making you feel grateful and alive to be seeing such a beautiful city.

Berlin

What can you do in Berlin? As there are a lot of things to do in Berlin, you must prioritize your choices of visit. In a weekend escapade you cannot see all of this city, and it would be better to enjoy your stay as much as you can, rather than hurrying from one place to the other.

Therefore, your first job is to scroll through all of the nicest things to do and choose the ones that attract your interest. A really long and interesting list of places to visit is available on ‘The Crazy Tourist’ website.

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Keep in mind to make your research beforehand and keep the nights for the fun or for dinners had into cozy restaurants.

To make your job easier, the next five tourist attractions are the most appreciated in general. And afterwards, some tips on “how to have the best of your time”  will be available. Keep on reading and scrolling.

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate is located at the very end of Pariser Platz, and it stands today as an icon for Berlin. It was built in the first part of 18th century under the reign of the Prussian King and Friedrich Wilhelm II. The gate was the link between Berlin and the road to Brandenburg an der Havel.

Brandenburg Gate

Due to its infamous military witnessing, the gate has become a central piece in the history of Berlin, along with the wall that separated East from the West. Napoleon proceeded through this gate in 1806 and the Nazis as well in the Second World War.

East Side Gallery

A total of 102 artists have painted probably the longest open air gallery in the world. On the remnants of the Berlin Wall, now stand paintings of artists that express the freedom and euphoria in the prospect of a brighter future.

East Side Gallery

Berlin Wall was the barrier between East and West of Germany, built in 1961. The long life of this symbol and physical expression of the separation within Germany, finally ended in 1990.

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Holocaust Memorial is located in the Mitte neighbourhood, and it was designed by the architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It is a powerful memorial which will make you pay attention to the extent of the suffering of jews all over Europe.

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

It was built in 2004, and inaugurated in 2005, after sixty years from the end of the World War II.

Reichstag Building

The word Reichstag means “imperial parliament” and there have been three different Reichstags in the history of Berlin. The long history of the German Parliament building must be read before visiting as to understand the purpose and the most important events in its past.

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The structure of the dome, which was added to the building, was designed by a British architect, Norman Foster and he managed to add modernity to the stone structure of the building by building it with glass all around. The dome watches over the city.

Reichstag Building

Do not forget to pre register in order to get in. No fee is deducted.

Berlin Philharmonic

The Berlin Philharmonic was founded in 1882, and since then it has grown in popularity and grace. In 2008 it was voted as second best orchestra in the world by the British magazine Gramophone. Allow yourself to be immersed in a world of beautiful music.

Berlin Philharmonic

Keep your eyes open for other attractions, and be sure to enjoy currywurst and drink the best beer in the world. Berlin is full of cute and cozy coffee shops, and places to enjoy a break from your sightseeing. Another thing to ask yourself is what can you do in Berlin on Sunday?

Probably you do not know, but the city is resting on Sundays. There are a few supermarkets open, and even malls are closed for the day. Let your Sunday be for walking around and enjoying German foods.

Let your adventure begin!

City Break In Berlin

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