KJO's Guide To Berlin

Back in the summer when my boyfriend mentioned his best friend wanted to go on a trip to Berlin to visit the Christmas markets, I wasn't really bothered. I'd never really fancied going to Germany nor had I ever been. Sadly Matty didn't actually make the trip as he was called back to work but I still went on the adventure. 

I fell in love with the place. The people were wonderful, the food was excellent and there was so much to do and see. I spent 4 days exploring the city by foot and using U-bahn. 



The streets of Berlin were so clean and people really friendly. Considering I had no desire ever to go to Berlin the first afternoon I spent there really made me think I should have had more of an open mind. 

We booked our trip via British airways our flights were from Heathrow terminal 5 (my new favourite shopping centre). The hotel was included in our package. 

Where to stay in Berlin 

We stayed at The Hilton in Mohrentrasse. The location, staff and room were fabulous. I will 100% be staying there again. I had a huge king size bed to myself. I had 3 great nights sleep which was perfect  



Where to eat in Berlin 


Breakfast 

Ritter Sport
Französische Straße 24, 10117 Berlin

My favourite place to go for breakfast in Berlin was Ritter Sport, it's a chocolate shop (you can buy in Lidl and Aldi in the UK). The breakfast menu was small but really good. Also it was a real short walk from our hotel. 

This is the Ritta Sport breakfast, 3 croissants with butter, jam and Ritta Sport parliné €4.20. 



Warm Chocolate crêpes €5.50, with apple slices and vanilla ice cream. 



Dinner 


Kartoffelkeller 
Albrechtstr. 14b10117 Berlin

If you like potato you have to go here. I had basically a pizza but with a potato
base €15.60. The restaurant was small but we got seated easily. There were also
plenty of bars surrounding Kartoffelkeller just incase you needed to put your name
down and go for a drink some where. 


Madami Mom's Vietnamese kitchen Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 3 | Dircksenstraße 3710178 Berlin


A Vietnamese restaurant with a very healthy feel. If you have any food indolences 
this menu made it really easy for you to work out what you can eat which I thought
was a good idea. The food was all fresh and the place was busy, which I saw as a good
sign. 



Curry Xao with tofu €9.80. 
L'Oteria 

Memhardstraße 3, 10178 Berlin

The biggest pizza I have ever had it practically took over the whole table! 
The pizza base was thin and crispy. I drizzled chilli oil all over my gigantic 
margarita which gave it the perfect spicy kick. 

 
What to do in Berlin 


DDR Museum Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1 10178 Berlin 

€9.50 per ticket. 

The DDR museum gives you a glimpse of what everyday life was like in East Germany. It was really interesting and it gave me a good idea how basic life once was in East Germany and really made me feel a little bit sad. 



Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin
Free 

This is the most emotional thing I did in Berlin and it was so well laid out. It was so moving reading all about what hell people went through. 



Stasi Museum Haus 1, Ruschestraße 103, 10365 Berlin 
€6 per ticket (you may qualify for a reduced rate) 

I found learning about communist Germany extremely interesting. Check on their website as they do offer free English walking tours which is what we did. Our tour guide was great and answered all the questions I had. 



Reichstag Building Dome Tour Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin
Free 

To me this is a must see, even if you only find yourself there for a few hours! The Reichstag is basically the Berlin Houses of Parliament that has a glass Dome on the top which gives you a 360 view of the city. When you arrive you get a headset to the langue you need and you do get to learn so much about the city. You must register before your visit and ensure you take a form of ID with you (I took my passport). You have to go through airport style security. 


Something I always struggle with when I go travelling was how much money to take with me. I took €400 which was enough for my food, drink and entry into museums. I did buy a few chocolate treats for my family back home which I put on my debit card. 

If you have any recommendations for Berlin please do leave them in the comments so other people can read them and I can make a note to visit next time I'm there! 


KJO's Guide To Berlin 

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