A city of past troubles, great power and spectacular European beauty, Berlin has rebuilt its war-torn city to create one of the worlds top hot-spots for architecture, art and culture.
Princesses things to do:
-New Museum, Museum Island. The noticeable bullet wounds in the majestic columns are a reminder of the city’s past. A grand new interior brings life to the museum and its collection
-Potsdamer Platz – Dali exhibition. Small but powerful.. check out this crazy artist and his influence on the world
–Jewish Museum; a space to make your own interpretation and get educated in one of the worlds most powerful buildings
–Galeries Lafayette; Jean Nouvel designed – this address is the place for top designers and street-wear.
–KaDaWe; Similar to Bloomingdales, also has a great selection of food on the top floor
–Villa Harteneck; Stunning Villa turned interior showroom – a must! The neighbourhood has some of Berlins most prestigious homes
-Bonnie & Klied; designer vintage
-Digging; designer vintage
– Trodel Market; upscale outdoor bric-a-brac markets; weekends only
Eat n Drink;
-Duke Restaurant, Ellington Hotel. Try the big salad – yum!
–Kater Holzig: Coolest restaurant and bar in town.. only the locals know about this (in fact it doesn’t have a sign out the front – so look for the green light instead).
-Newton Bar, Helmut Newton’s famous photos
What you can expect to see on menus around town;
-Salmon, smoked everything, eggs, hearty breakfasts (ie fish), lots of meat, sausages. If your brave, check out Curry 36 – its a sauage curry stand and its a Berlin institution. Fried sauage, curry sauce on top, with a side of fries! Ekk.. try this after a big night.. its actually pretty good. Yes, I did try it myself!
-Winter Coat (day)
-Fur Coat (night/day) weather pending
-Rain boots or snow boots – preferably shearing interior
-Jeans; one day/one night
-a couple of daywear shirts/3 tshirts/casmere sweater (depending on length of your trip)
– 2 night shirts
-Knee high boots for night
– exercise gear. All that heavy food needs to be worked off – sorry!
I overpacked (which is unusual!) but honestly, you will not need more than whats on this list.
Next time you’re in Europe, make sure to check into this city and get your dose of German culture!