Berlin, Germany

You can be anyone you want to be in Berlin. And guess what? You’ll still get denied entrance into the famous Berghain nightclub. I went to Berlin solo, and it’s on the best cities to meet young people.

Berlin is a modern city where many people speak English, making this an easy country to explore. Sure, the food may not be as famous as Italian cuisine, but Berlin has some of the best restaurants in the world!

TO EASE ANXIETY:


DO:
  • As I always recommend, talk to the locals! Many people speak English, but as always, learn some German phrases before your trip.
  • Use public transportation. Purchase a Berlin welcome card at the airport. Buy the ZONE ABC card which includes unlimited travel for 48hrs or up to 6 days.
  •  Eat some currywurst!
DON’T:
  • Be like me and be afraid! When I was on the train in Berlin an older gentleman was friendly and interested in knowing about where I was traveling from. I was timid. Remember, people are just as interested in learning about your culture as you are in theirs! 

TO STAY: 


PLUS Berlin:

This is where I stayed. It is a massive hostel/ hotel but it ended up being one of my favorites because I loved the girls in my room!

Hotel Melia

TO SEE/DO:


Brandenberg Gate:

This historic gate holds the title of symbol of Berlin or maybe Germany as a whole. A trip to Berlin would not be complete without visiting this landmark.

Berlin Cathedral Church:
Holocaust Memorial:

2,711 gray concrete slabs built to remember murdered Jews.

Berlin Wall:

Berlin was a divided city for nearly thirty years – a city with a wall running through its very heart.

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Checkpoint Charlie:

Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War

TO GET THERE:


From the Schönefeld airport take the airport express train to Karlshort, Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, Haubtbahnhof (Berlin central station), Zoologischer, Garten or Charlottenburg. The train runs every 30 minutes between 4am to 11pm and costs €3.30 each way.

TO EAT:

Curry 36:

Delicious currywurst! Everyone seems to agree as the lines are normally 20 minutes long.

Käsespätzle at Lebensmittel Mitte:

Käsespätzle is a Swabian speciality and germans love this dish! A delicious pasta smothered in cheese.

The Bird:

A Burger so big you can barely fit it in your mouth. Truly, a delicious mess.

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