Berlin Travels [Part Two]

Berlin Travels [Part Two]

The second part of my travels during my long weekend away in Berlin. Check out my thoughts and tips that I posted in part one, where I visited Bundestag, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, BlackBox Cold War and the Topography of Terror.

This time I’ll be talking about the Alexanderplatz area, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, Berlin Zoo, Charlottenburg Palace and the Olympiastadion. Continue reading

Berlin Travels [Part One]

Berlin Travels [Part One]

I have recently returned from a long weekend away in Berlin where I managed to hit plenty of the city’s tourist spots.

I stayed in Samariterstraße – five stops away from the main city centre of Alexanderplatz – and it is located in the district of Friedrichshain. The apartment was across the street from the Samariterkirche – a 19th century church. The location was fantastic as I could travel to Alexanderplatz quickly and easily, which is the central hub for the S-Bahn trains and the U-Bahn underground trains.

Top Tips: €30 7-Day ticket travel on S and U-Bahn, or €7 all day ticket. Validate them by inserting them into the red machine typically next to the ticket machine – they’ll be stamped and that is all you need to travel all day, no need to get it validated again that day, just hop on and off any train you like. There are no ticket barriers.

The first part will focus on the Bundestag, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, BlackBox Cold War and the Topography of Terror. Continue reading