Berlin Pre-Christmas Trip
January 15, 2014 § 1 Comment
Drew and I started our European adventures outside of London with a trip to Berlin just before Christmas. We didn’t plan on going back to the States this Christmas since we’ve just moved to London, so we figured we’d go somewhere festive instead. Berlin, with its abundance of Christmas Markets was an obvious choice. Neither Drew nor I had been to Germany before, so we were pretty excited for our new adventure. We had 3 days, which I’d say was an ideal amount of time as we didn’t feel rushed but were still busy.
I’ll be honest, when we first got to Berlin, it was cold and late, and as our taxi took us from the airport to the hotel, the city didn’t really look all that exciting. After being there for 3 days, though, Drew and I both ended up really enjoying it. It’s very different from London or New York, much fewer people so you don’t feel like it’s super crowded everywhere. Riding the subway was no problem and the buses were always on time! Most of the time, people spoke very good english so we had no trouble eating or getting tickets. Drew even found some German beers he liked and we both like the food. I wish we had gotten another one of those potato pancakes with applesauce or kebap but we weren’t big fans of the currywurst. My favorite Christmasmarket, I think, would have to be the Charlottenburg Palace one. It’s such a beautiful setting and while it was still crowded, it wasn’t too bad and it had the best selection of food :) We have loads of other locations in Europe we’d like to visit, but I would definitely like to go back to Germany one day.
Day 1: Berlin Wall Monument, Currywurst, Kebap, East Side Gallery, and Gendarmenmarkt
Day 2: Reichtag, Brandenburg Gate, Pergamon Museum, Lokal, Lucia Christmasmarket