Posts tagged Berlin
an Instagram guide to Berlin, Germany: 10 spots for free photos in the city

It’s true that Berlin isn’t as classically beautiful as Vienna or as aesthetically pleasing initially as Paris. It might even be fair to say that Berlin isn’t in the running to be one of the most visually stunning cities in Europe. However, there are so many quirky spots in the city that offer unique photo opportunities. Urban photographers love Berlin, and if you open your eyes, it’s clear to see why. In my multiple visits to Berlin, especially as an adult on my own, I’ve realized that the city blends old history with modern architecture so that there’s something for everyone to find easy on the eyes.

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a food guide to German Christmas markets: 7 traditional foods to try on your next winter visit

Being in Germany in the winter time has its perks. Namely, German Christmas markets. Sure, it’s cold, but the lively holiday atmosphere, twinkly lights, and glorious carb-y food is worth freezing. I promise. Some of the items on this list will seem obvious, while others you might never have heard of! Here are 7 foods {and drinks, if you include glühwein} I tried at 5 different Christmas markets in Berlin and what I thought of each one.

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what to know before a visit to Teufelsberg in Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg is an abandoned spy station that lies hidden away on an artificial hill made from the rubble of post-World War II Berlin. Today, it has been turned into a modern art and graffiti exhibit. It's undeniably something unique to see if you're ever in Berlin, though it requires a bit of a journey to get there. I visited Teufelsberg in the summer months, on a particularly sweltering day, but had the place almost entirely to myself. I’ve created this guide to help you plan your own visit, including entrance fees and how to get there!

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good bye Lenin: an essay on my time in Berlin

I've never regretted seeing someplace twice over going someplace new because it's almost always done by me for a person/people I love {New Zealand, London, Laos, etc.}, and I knew there was so much of Berlin I still hadn't experienced. So I went back to Germany for the first time in a long time to see a family I love very much. 

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