Travel Thursday on Empty Streets: Berlin, Germany

Posted 2:34 PM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: ,
I would like to feature another European hotspot that I would want to visit soon too - Berlin. This is a city that I have been dreaming to visit for quite a long time now and as my friend once said, why not try to write about it and who knows it may come true :)
Berlin is the capital city of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million within its city limits, Berlin is the country's largest city. It is the second most populous city and the eighth most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany, it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan area, comprising 5 million people from over 190 nations.
First documented in the thirteenth century, Berlin was successively the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia (1701–1918), the German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933) and the Third Reich (1933–1945). After World War II, the city was divided; East Berlin became the capital of East Germany while West Berlin became a Western exclave, surrounded by the Berlin Wall (1961–1989). Following German reunification in 1990, the city regained its status as the capital of all Germany hosting 147 foreign embassies.
Berlin is a major center of culture, politics, media, and science in Europe. Its economy is primarily based on the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, media corporations, environmental services, congress and convention venues. The city serves as a continental hub for air and rail transport, and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the EU. Other industries include traffic engineering, optoelectronics, IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, and biotechnology.
The metropolis is home to world-renowned universities, research institutes, sporting events, orchestras, museums and personalities. Berlin's urban landscape and historical legacy has made it a popular setting for international film productions. The city is recognized for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a high quality of living. Berlin has evolved into a global focal point for young individuals and artists attracted by a liberal lifestyle and modern zeitgeist.

Here are the top 5 Things that you should do and include in your itinerary when you visit Berlin, Germany:

1. Party. Rest. Then Do it Again!

There are few cities in the world that can match Berlin when it comes to clubbing. It's quite simply THE place to head for great music and chic excess.

2. Gaze at the Brandenburg Gate

Undoubtedly the city's most emblematic landmark, the Brandenburg Gate is a handsome and much-loved monument. Its 'Room of Silence' is also the place for a moment of quiet reflection on the city's turbulent history.

3. A Morning Milchkaffee

Naturally, such a varied and manic nightlife as Berlin's, needs to be complemented by a café culture. Drinking steaming bowls of milchkaffee (milky coffee) in one of the city's many cafés is as good a way as any to really get a feel for the city, and perk you up for the long day ahead.

4. Check out the Remains of the Berlin Wall

A monument to the end of one of the most momentous standoffs in history, and a symbol of a city – and a nation – becoming whole again.

5. Take Time out in the Tiergarten

In summer you should take the opportunity to join the throngs of Berliners at rest, as they sunbathe and unwind in the Tiergarten, the city's huge park.

To spice things a little more for you here is a video tour of Berlin:

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4 comment(s) to... “Travel Thursday on Empty Streets: Berlin, Germany”


Jessel said...

thank you for passing by! you have a very interesting content here, keep it up and have a great weekend!

Empty Streets said...

Hi Jessel,

it a pleasure for me to see blogs and writers such as yourself :) I would love to get to know you just as much as the content that you write :) I hope you have a great weekend ahead as well :) xoxo

vhingF said...

hi...thanks for dropping by....

I'm looking for my country flag here , I thought you're filipino..


have a nice day.

Empty Streets said...

Hi Vhing,

heheh you are half right :) Am still trying to take good shots of today's celebration and to see if the Philippines has anything amazing planned for today :) Just hang tight and see in a bit :) xoxo

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