Berlin, Germany


Despite the daunting past of the World War II genocide of the European Jews, Germany was surprisingly one of my favorite cities. Even though Germany is no longer under the Nazi regime, you can still find little pieces of its past all throughout the city. 

The Berlin Wall, the Jewish Holocaust Museum and the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe are all must see’s. Even though some of the stories are very hard to digest, learning about Germany’s past while you’re in Germany will teach you more than any History book ever will.

The East Side Gallery, which is on the East side of the wall, is the best part of the wall to see because of the art that’s been painted on it. Some people say visiting Checkpoint Charley isn’t worth it, but as an explorer, eager to learn other cultures, the story behind it was fascinating to me. 

 

Berlin, Germany is another great city to rent a bike in, it’s a very large city so walking from one destination to another can take quite some time. There are so many things to see that I wish I had stayed an extra few days! If you are backpacking through Europe, make sure to add an extra day to your stay in Berlin!

I was very surprised to see that Berlin had a very large Arabic community! If you can find your way to Sonnenallee Street, you will find some of the best Arabic foods and if you’re like me, I’m a sucker for fresh baked baklava. I wasn’t too thrilled about Germany’s famous Currywurst but their Bratwurst dishes were very delicious.

Berlin also has a waterfall in Viktoriapark that you cannot forget to see and looking over the city from the top of the waterfall is also a cant miss! Last but not least, don’t forget to visit Berlin’s Zoo, Museum Island, The Victory Column, Pariser Platz, Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz and, ok, your gonna need an extra day or two!

Send me a picture of you in front of the Brandenburg Gate and win a featured story on my page or one of many other prizes I will be giving away! Send photo to: Inspiration@kirazlane.com

 

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