Thursday, 3 November 2011

Berlin Birthday

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Brandenburg Gate

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The Reichstag

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Up the TV Tower

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Coat from Topshop
Hat and sunglasses from ASOS
Satchel from Primark
Camera from Lomography

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Holocaust Memorial

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TV Tower

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Dress from Topshop

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Ramones Museum

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East Side Gallery

A few pictures from my birthday weekend spent in Berlin. I've been to Berlin once before and fell in love with the city. There is so much to do and see making it the perfect weekend away. Berlin is of course riddled with history which makes it even that more interesting. Of course the war was a terrible time and memorials all over the city including the Holocaust Memorial seen above are a constant reminder of the atrocities that happened but the city does tell an interesting story. We stayed in the east Berlin district Friedrichshain which is probably the Berlin equivalent to Shoreditch. It's full of quirky shops and bars, the streets are covered in graffiti and the occupants are young and carefree. It was the perfect place to stay. We partied hard all weekend but did a fair amount of sight seeing too. We enjoyed local food and danced away to European pop. The Ramones Museum was a little gem and going up the TV Tower despite the enormous queues was worth it for the views. The whole weekend was amazing and I was so blessed getting to spend my 25th birthday with some of my best friends.

One of the most appealing things about Berlin is the price, it's cheap for a capital city. We rented an enormous apartment for an extremely moderate price. It was lush and the extra space meant we could really make ourselves feel like home. We had our own kitchen but ended up eating out most of the time which in itself was a bit of a disaster. FYI German brunch is not a fry up as we were hoping... Anyway, I digress. We stayed in LODGE 7 which is part of LODGE Berlin who own a series of beautiful apartments. I would highly recommend this place and will definitely be staying with them again next time I'm in the city with a group of friends.

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The view from our apartment

Have you ever been to Berlin x

12 comments:

  1. Berlin looks like a beautiful city and it sounds like you had an amazing time there! Love your coat and hat. x

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  2. I really want to visit Berlin, it looks lovely. My aunt used to live there too!
    x

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  3. wow looks like an aaamazing time. I would love to visit Berlin. You look so warm in all that lovely fur xx

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  4. Looks like a brillant trip! Looking forward to going to Berlin next year now!

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  5. I have always wanted to go to Berlin, it looks amazing! I love your faux fur too, you must have been so cosy :)

    Maria xxx

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  7. Jealous! Hope you had lots of Berlin fun. x

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  8. LOVE your furry hat. As Maria said, it looks super cosy! Looks like a fun weekend, and a great way to spend your Birthday :). xx

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  9. Berlin is on my ever-growing list of places to visit. What a great birthday destination

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  10. I've never, ever been to Berlin and I really must rectify this! I will make a note of those apartments cos they look fab.

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  11. Ahh what gorgeous pictures! I would absolutely love to visit someday, it looks just stunning *__*

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  12. I've always wanted to visit Berlin as I've heard so many good things about it - looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Really like your furry hat and coat collar combination too :)
    L x

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