Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Berlin, Germany

I spent 3 days in Berlin with my best friend Cathy. She is still living in Germany at the moment and so I don't get to see her face as much as I would like. Cathy moved to Germany for a year and will be returning in September to go back to uni for her final year.

Cathy has fallen in love with Germany and after spending only a few days there, I can see why. My uncle has a flat in Berlin and we stayed there for a few days. I loved everything about it, including his amazing balcony.

They symbol for Berlin is the 'Berlin Bear'. There were so many all over the city, including 140 bears that have gone on tour which were decorated differently for each country. We had a lot of photos.







Just tucked behind the East Side Gallery was an area of pebbles, picnic benches and dance music. I had my first proper German lunch here: bratwurst and beer.



The East Side Gallery is the longest remaining bit of the Berlin Wall. There was so much art, here are some of my favourites.





All around Berlin there are random man made beaches. We found one at the end of the Berlin Wall and it would of been rude not to stop and have a cocktail. Sadly, it started raining and we got stranded for a few hours.


We then found the Berlin Bears on tour whilst on the hunt for some Thai food!






The Ireland Bear




On our last day we had the best chocolate eclairs ever, and did some shopping before our flight home.


The Australia Bear


The German Bear

I had a great weekend, one of the best I've ever had! We are going to try and go back next year before my uncle sells his flat. I'm really pleased that me and Cathy got to share such a brilliant weekend together.

3 comments:

Safira said...

fab pictures! Looks like you had a great time. x

adoreabubbles said...

I want to meet the Ireland bear!

Amanda Y said...

I loved the East Side Gallery too...Some great pieces on there. Nice pics of Berlin!