Christmas in Berlin

Christmas has been and gone and we are now in the early days of 2019 (I hope you’ve all had a fabulous holiday!) – but in todays blog post, I wanted to share some of my favourite photos that I took during my travels to Berlin.

From gingerbread lattes, to the festive decorations, Christmas is by far my favourite holiday of the year! Two weeks ago, my boyfriend and I jetted off to Germany to explore Berlin and its famous Christmas markets (missing the hot dogs and mulled wine!)

It was the first time that either of us had been to Germany, but after hearing so many great things about the city, we were looking forward to what Berlin had to offer. We flew from Gatwick and arrived in Germany in the late afternoon, but by the time we had settled in at our hotel, it was too late to do any sightseeing. Instead, we took the underground to Alexanderplatz (Even though it is one of the biggest tourist landmarks lol), where we stumbled across our first christmas market, Berliner Weihnachtszeit at Roten Rathaus

And boy it did not disappoint.

It’s safe to say that we drank mulled wine until our hearts were content and ate our body weight in Bratwursts, Curry Wursts and all of the sweet treats on offer!

Over the short period of time that we had there, we decided to be tourists by day and visited the christmas markets at night. Here are a few of my favourite moments/photos:

The view from the top of the Berlin Victory Column. If you’re a student or someone on a budget, then I highly recommend buying a ticket to go inside! A ticket includes entry to the museum and viewing platform, and was no more than €4 euros! Bargain!

The Weihnachtszauber Gendarmenmarkt (The main christmas market), had some of the best stalls, and the atmosphere was something else!

The East Side Gallery. The longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall, decorated by a series of murals painted.

On our last full day, we took a trip to the Zoo, which I highly recommend visiting if you’re planning a holiday in Berlin! It has a great selection of animals, including Polar Bears and Pandas – Which I was extremely excited about!

The Berlin Cathedral. Again, another great attraction with an stunning viewing platform of Berlin. We took our Student ID cards, which allowed us to buy student tickets for €5 euros each.

Whether it is during the Christmas period or not – I HIGHLY recommend visiting Berlin! The city certainly knows how to get you into the Christmas spirit, but putting the markets aside.. there is just SO much to do! Another trip is certainly on the cards!

Thanks for being so fab Berlin ox

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