So this is the next instalment of my Travel Series here on my blog…yay!! This time we’re off to the beautiful and historical Berlin!!
Okay so, when we reached Berlin it was already nearing the evening, however we didn’t let that stop us from exploring, after a well needed meal at the hostel we stayed at, which was one of the best hostels we stayed at during our whole trip, we ventured out, after about a 5 minute stroll, there were some really stunning and interesting sites on our walk, we then made it to some of the remains of the Berlin Wall,. It was crazy to see such an amazing piece of history, but the story behind it is very sad, families were torn apart and separated overnight, possibly not seeing each other for years! However I am grateful that I got the chance to see it.
One side of the wall was covered in images and writing about the Refugee crisis that is currently happening, reading some of those stories was very harrowing and hard but I felt it was important to read as many of them as possible as it really gave me a different perspective on the whole situation.
The other side had all the amazing art works, we walked up and down the wall really taking in all the art and thinking about the meaning behind some of the pieces.
The day after, we had a walking tour booked, I honestly would recommend going on a walking tour as it was really great and informative, our guide, Steph, was super funny and really knowledgeable, she took us all over the place and explained the history of Berlin to us in depth but made it so it wasn’t boring. We visited the site where the burning of the books happened, the Holocaust Memorial, where Hitler’s bunker was as well as loads of other historical sites.
After the tour, the rest of the day was ours to do whatever we wished, so my friend and I decided to explore the abundance of shops that Berlin has to offer, whilst also looking at some more historical sites. When we got back to our hostel, we freshened up and then headed out to explore some more, where we went there were street performers and we had very much left the ‘touristy’ part of Berlin. Honestly this night was one of my favourites, as we grabbed some food, sat down on a canal and chatted until the sun went down.
I hope you enjoyed this post, next time we will be going to Prague and understanding why so many grooms-to-be choose to go there for their stag dos.