A relaxing weekend in Berlin

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Berlin is the perfect place to chill out on a spring or summer day. When you arrive from Paris, the first thing that surprises you is the amount of space and greenery all around the city.

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Berlin is divided into various neighbourhoods : Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, Kreuzberg and so on.. So if you are only there for a few days, you should check where you want to go as it can take a while to get from one side of the city to the other. Visiting the city on a bike is probably one of your best options.

6 things you should not miss during your weekend in Berlin :

  • A cruise on the Spree after visiting Alexanderplatz and the Nikolaïviertel. Simply make sure that the tour guide will also be speaking English, and not just German, unless you’re fully fluent

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  • Stop for lunch at the oldest outdoor biergarten : Prater and if you’re there on a Sunday, wander through the vintage market at Mauerpark. You should also check out the outdoor karaoke open to everyone and so much fun !

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  • Have a drink by the Spree on one of the beach chairs after checking out the interior courtyard at Hackescher Markt

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  • Stop for dinner at Schwarzwaldstuben. They have the best Spätzle and Wiener Schnitzel in town and offer a cosy restaurant but make sure you book it in advance or have dinner at the counter

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  • Stroll along the Landwehrkanal, relax on the sand and take a dip in the outdoor pool at Badeschiff. Have a look at the nearby vintage market.

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  • Have one of the best brunches in town at Lafil, on Kollwitzplatz

And you, do you have any favourite places in Berlin ?

 

The addresses :

Prater, Kastanienallee 7-9 – Prenzlauer Berg

Schwarzwaldstuben, Tucholskystrasse 48 – Mitte

Badeschiff, Eichenstrasse 4 – Treptow

Lafil, Wörtherstrasse 33 – Prenzlauer Berg

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