Weekend getaway in Berlin

Weekend getaway in Berlin

Considering that I live in London, I sometimes overlook the fact that so many wanderlust European cities are just a couple of flying hours away. Berlin was always on my list and it had to happen. So it did!

We took off to Berlin for 3 days in the city, and I thought it would be enough to explore, but i was so wrong! The city has so much history and culture that it seemed like I was taking an advanced class in History. I started the first day by opting to go for one of the early morning walking tours to get a feel for the city; and figure out what I would like to see in my own time.

I was so glad that I decided to go for the walking tour as our walk leader that day was a Phd student in history, thus he gave us really good tips and historical perspective on the city.

Check out the pictures I captured while lagging behind the walking tour. Thankfully, no one complained about that 😛

I will share what I did in the next few days in Berlin in the next blog post.

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The Berlin Cathedral, which is also called the ‘burnt wedding cake’ by a lot of architects! That was our walk leader’s tip 🙂

 
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Humbolt University, with a view of the book stalls outside.

 
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Books, books, books.

 
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The famous Humbolt University

 
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Beautiful architecture, everywhere.

 
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A stretch of Berlin Wall still standing in city centre.

 
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First view of the Brandenburg Gate.

 
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When the sun goes down.

 
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Closeup view of the Brandenburg Tor.

 
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Square in front of Brandenburg Gate.

 
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A soldier has been spotted?

 
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The famous Adlon Hotel.

 
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The mandatory posey picture.

 
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The funky clock and transmission tower.

 
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The Brandenburg Gate was so beautiful, that I returned again to view in twilight.

 
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Panoramic view of the famous Brandenburg Tor.