Blondes in Berlin
A city that has so much to offer and a chilling history to go with it. History buffs rejoice, music lovers don’t stop raving and foodies have unlimited options to chow down on.
History buffs, I’d highly recommend doing a walking tour of the city. Our guide was a guy originally from Australia who had moved to Berlin to study and knew so much about the city he now called home. From historical landmarks and memorials to art and modern day monuments it’ll cover a lot in a short walking tour. We added on the holocaust memorial which was a depressing and rather touching but overall chilling experience.
Foodies, Bite Club took me by surprise. Firstly we didn’t know the city had a riverside food festival that happened to be on when we were there. Secondly when we arrived little did we know that there would be a freaking swimming pool on the river that you could access.
Badeschiff is incredible, boasting panoramic views of the city centre, complete with deck chairs, showers & towels and most importantly a bar. Absolutely kicking myself that I didn’t know about this as I would of brought my bathers FO SHO.
If you’re a “clubber” then you’d know that Berghain is one of the hardest clubs in the world to gain access to. So we didn’t even bother, instead we queued up eagerly for Watergate. I used to listen to a lot of techno & trance growing up and have attended my fair share of raves as well. Once in the line, some local guys approach us and ask if they can queue with us as apparently they’d reject a group of just guys. So we agreed and what do you know, the whole 7 of us, 5 guys and 2 girls instantly rejected. I was so bummed as it was our last night in Berlin and I was dying to go to a good club. The boys could see my disappointment and decided to take us to a club in an old 3 story Factory called Ritter Butzke. In their defense the club was actually pretty damn cool. So they redeemed themselves somewhat. It had 3 rooms inside as well as a beer garden and each room had a different music genre, from techno, to hip hop and house. We partied til dawn and luckily had already packed our bags as when we got home from the club, it wasn’t long until we were catching an Uber to the airport listening to the whole back catelogue of DMX. Thank you Mr. Uber.
My only regret is not staying longer however it’s definitely a city I’d return to again and again.
DO: Try the local cuisine and the local bier. I personally think German bier is one of the nicest I’ve tried and I’m not even a beer drinker!
DON’T: Worry if you don’t get into some of the hottest clubs in town. Talk to the locals and experience some of the more underground scene. You never know, you might end up having the best time of your life!
When: We traveled in August which is the end of the European Summer.
Where: We stayed at Berline Mitte NH near checkpoint Charlie.
I ❤ Berlin