city trip: Berlin

May 08, 2016

I just got back from a four day trip to Berlin and thought I'd jot down my top tips for Berlin which I've accumulated over the time.

getting there: blablacar or berlinlinienbus
I prefer to travel inexpensively, so I do my research. Going by bus has definitely been the cheapest way (Hamburg - Berlin for 7€ per direction) but usually takes about 30 minutes longer than by car. Make sure to check what times are cheapest for the bus because not all times of the day are priced the same. The times I went with others via blablacar were good, people are nice, I'm not really that talkative when it comes to strangers so I'm fine as long as my boyfriend does all the small talk.

area to stay in: Friedrichshain
The past three times I've been I've always stayed in Friedrichshain somewhere between the train stations Warschauerstr. and Ostkreuz. I haven't stayed in other areas that were especially memorable, so my opinion might be a bit biased but I enjoy the atmosphere and things to do in that area. 

It was my first time staying at a complete strangers house this time thanks to airbnb, but I actually liked it. We had a kitchen to use (we wanted to avoid eating out) and the people we stayed with were really friendly. The time before that we stayed at BackpackerBerlin, a cute and comfy hostel, also with a kitchen, directly in an area full of bars and cafés. 

I loooove Mexican food and this food truck sells delicious burritos! It's right on the RAW premises near other various culture and sports facilities. 

I prefer bars that are laid back, preferably with comfy lounge areas and low prices. The prices of the bars were alright, normal I guess but the atmosphere stood out to me. Süss. War Gestern. even has a cool retro Nintendo Super Mario console.  

dance: Tresor 
The building gives off such a cool vibe on the interior part of the club, it was such an unique experience.

This bike tour is usually led by a college student and in my experience it's been super fun, interesting and you get to see a lot on a bike! I've done this tour in Berlin (twice!), London and in Paris. The people are super friendly and very funny and the tours have just been a ton of fun.

explore: Teufelsberg
I don't really want to say much more other than GO. It's a bit of a hike but it's worth it. There's some pretty cool art and architecture to see. 

I didn't have a good look at the König Galerie, it was a bit rushed, but the impressions I had were lovely and I definitely want to go back. While checking out Galerie EIGEN + ART walk along Auguststraße and Linienstraße and pop into a few galleries for example Magic Beans.
Magic Beans Galerie
Galerie EIGEN + ART

I wanted to buy a ton of things in the puppets but unfortunately couldn't afford anything there but their items were beautiful. Made in Berlin is a second hand/vintage store. Most stores like that are very crowded and unorganized but I really like the things they had and the way the were displayed. 

on your way to the Siegessäule... go explore the light installations in the tunnels! 

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  1. Hallo du liebe,
    Danke für deine netten Worte zu meinem letzten Post.
    Das hat mir wirklich den Tag versüßt.

    alles Liebe deine AMELY ROSE

  2. thank you for this virtual tour. I do hope I'll get a chance to visit Berlin some day.

  3. in friedrichshain bin ich auch am liebsten.. kann ich nur befürworten :)
    lg :**

  4. Toller Post! Friedrichshain mag ich auch sehr gern. MAde in Berlin finde ich auch ganz cool, aber schon etwas überteuert :)
    Liebe Grüße

  5. Berlin looks like a beautiful city! These are some awesome tips - usually in Europe I would assume travelling by train would be cheaper but I guess it really depends on where you're going!
    I'd be so nervous to stay at an Airbnb! I've heard some bad things, but I've also heard a lot of good things so I guess as long as you do the research it's not so bad (and so much cheaper, eh?)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  6. Ooh this is great, thanks! I've been wanting to go to Berlin for a while now and this serves to further encourage for sure xx


  7. I'd love to go to Berlin! I'll have to remember this post for recommendations when I do!
    Amy x

  8. Ich vermisse Berlin !

    P.S danke für den tollen comment. Ich werde demnächst paar hilfreiche tipps zeigen wie man sowas verhindern könnte :)

    Grüße aus Düsseldorf

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  9. Amazing pictures, Berlin is definitely one of my favourites cities, it is so diverse and has so much to offer. I have actually heard about the Mexican food truck but I've never tried their food, I'll make sure to put this on my list when I visit Berlin again. xx

  10. Huhu , danke für deinen Beitrag. Ich liebe Berlin, tolle Stadt und man kann immer wieder etwas erleben. Werde demnächst auch dort sein und definitiv berichten. Vielleicht hast du lust mal bei mir vorbei zu schauen. Liebe Grüße

  11. Berlin is always somewhere I've wanted to visit! Looks and sounds great! x


  12. Oh really interesting and cute pics darling
    Thanks for share about your trip with us

  13. Oh, Berlin looks like an amazing place! I have an aunt living in Germany but I never got a chance to explore Berlin. I'd love to do that in the future :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  14. Ein echt toller Post! Die Tipps sollte ich mir merken, wenn ich mal wieder nach Berlin fahre. :)
    Liebe Grüße,

  15. I've never been to Berlin before, but ever since my brother went there and sent me a ton of photos from the place, it's been on my travel wish-list. I'm especially excited about seeing the murals and street art in Berlin! Thank you for sharing, Rebecca!


  16. super schöne Bilder und Eindrücke!
    bin in Berlin aufgewachsen und finde es immer wieder witzig wie anders man diese Stadt sieht, wenn man nicht mehr dort wohnt ;)

    ❤ Tina

  17. Ich liebe Berlin über alles :) Du scheinst eine tolle Zeit gehabt zu haben :*

  18. Wirklich eine schöne Übersicht über deinen Trip! Auf meiner Wunsch-Reise-Liste steht Berlin auch ziemlich weit oben, aber bisher fahren da von hier aus noch keine Fernbusse hin :( Und Bahnfahrten mit 1000 Umstiegen sind auch nicht das Wahrste.

    Danke für das Kompliment!

  19. Gorgeous pictures! I like how your travel suggestions are organized and to the point. Loved this post! x

  20. Thanks for the tips, wish I had known when I visited Berlin. This post makes me miss it and wish I would visit again soon!


  21. Thanks for all your Berlin tips! I've never been but I would love to go. I've never done a bike tour before but it sounds like a lot of fun :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  22. I love Berlin!
    What an amazing blog :)


  23. Super Beitrag! :)
    Ich wohne seit Anfang des Jahres und bin einfach begeistert! ♥♥♥


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  24. Berlin ist einfach wunderschön, genau so wie du & dein blog! XOXO

  25. Oh, das sind wirklich schöne Eindrücke! Da ich diesen Sommer auch nach Berlin fahre, kommen deine Tipps genau richtig :) Vielen Dank also dafür!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Svenja von

  26. I love all the arts in Berlin! I am sure you had a blast exploring the place! Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style Please always keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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  27. Cute pics!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase