Every year, my mom and I spent Easter in a European city. This year it was the capital of Germany: Berlin. Even though the weather was extremely bad, we made the most of it en enjoyed ourselves a lot. In my travel diary Berlin I’ll tell you all about it.
When we arrived on Friday afternoon, the sun was shining! Our first stop was Alexanderplatz, which was filled with food stalls. Everybody was drinking beer and eating currywurst (German sausage), so I was pretty sure I was in Germany!
In this area, you’ll also find the iconic Fernsehturm and the Rotes Rathaus (town hall). A nice place to start the weekend in Berlin!
The next day it was raining non-stop, no fun! We wanted to check out one of the museums on the Museumisland, but everybody else in Berlin had pretty much the same idea. We bought tickets online for the afternoon and started walking around. During our walk we spotted some of the most famous landmarks in Berlin:
The Berlin Wall
After a long walk, we headed to back to Museumisland, where you’ll find the Berliner Dom and multiple great museums.
We decided to spend some time exploring the Neues Museum, a museum filled with Egyptian art. I find it very impressive that all these pieces are still in very good shape after 2000+ years, it’s amazing to see.
What to do when the weather is really bad
The next day, the weather got even worse. We tried to go for a walk, but we after 10 minutes we called it quits and booked tickets for a hop on hop off bus. I rarely take buses like these, but in this case, it was our best option. We chose to do a tour in East-Berlin, where we made a stop at the East Side Gallery. This is a long part of the Berlin Wall, with a lot of colourful murals painted on the wall.
After enjoying the views of the East Side Gallery, we decided to check out the Jewish Museum. Since they are remodelling, there was only an exhibition about Jerusalem. But the building itself is very impressive to see, with long corridors and high ceilings.
Afterwards, it was still raining, so we decided to spent our last night in Berlin having drinks in nice bars and a long dinner.
Unfortunately, Berlin wasn’t as interesting as I expected, but I’m sure it was mostly the weather ruining the mood. Maybe someday I’ll go back when it’s sunny because there are many places left for me to explore in Berlin!