April is the month of TRAVEL. Every Thursday we inspire you with places you must visited in the world (with or without kids). And today Manon takes us to Berlin!
Berlin was already on my list for a while, because it seemed to me the ideal mix between culture and shopping. And after a good offer from Easyjet, we could no longer resist. Berlin it is! Through Airbnb, we booked a room and the anticipation began. The room I booked was in Prenzlauer Berg. A neighborhood full of awesome eateries and shops. If you are looking for an accommodation in Berlin, then this Airbnb is definitely recommended! On arrival host Claudia gave tips on the must see’s and what we could do in the vicinity.
The first day, we started with a good cup of coffee at Godshot (Phoenix cappuccino is a must!). The greatest thing about the Prenzlauer Berg area is that every morning you can have delicious breakfast (everything is organic!).
The whole day, we walked through the districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. These are the districts with the cool little boutiques with just those other sneakers. Just walking through these neighborhoods is great, so you’ll suddenly in a field with dilapidated buildings with graffiti that will turn into clubs in the evening. Whether you walk just past Yaam (Young and African Arts Market) where you can chill out, especially in the summer this seems to be great.
After a stop at Markthalle 9 to eat something (again organic and vegan) we went to ‘the wall’. At least the part that was left. Very special and impressive to think that it has taken place not so very long ago. With a detour along the water we went to Checkpoint Charlie. Here you can find a lot about the history of the wall. Very interesting to take a look.
In Mitte area you can find the big Zara, H&M’s etc. Always good, but I love the smaller specialty boutiques.
Then it was time to explore Berlin by bike. First towards Brandenburg Gate and then to Charlottenburg. In this area you have, for example, crazy sneaker shops and beautiful clothes. From Charlottenburg, we cycled to the Holocaust Memorial. Another impressive place. Then we cycled through several neighborhoods by bicycle. This is actually the best, so you get to see the most special places.
The next day, it was unfortunately already time to go home, but what a great city and what a beautiful combination of culture and shopping. I would definitely go back (ones again in the summer!). Berlin, you rock!