The third stop was Berlin (pronounced "ber-lean" by a few German friends). This was my favorite city of the trip, there's just something about the environment and people. Once you arrive, you can just feel the energy. After spending four days in Berlin, I'm strongly debating whether or not to move here. I loved how in this city, all these different cultures meshed together and no one feels out of place anywhere. There's always something to do, whether it be going to an art gallery or maybe seeing the Festival of Lights, which we were fortunate enough to witness during our stay. They have open markets every Sunday and it's packed with anything and everything. We went to Mauer Market and I wanted to buy all the cute furniture, but I didn't have enough room in my suitcase!
In front of Berlin Cathedral. The tour guide told us this cathedral was built to imitate ancient cathedrals of other cities, and it was only a little over 100 years old. This picture was taken by the first friend we made on the trip, Danielle! We went on the same walking tour and hit it off right away. It was so sad to see her go :(
Currywurst! Covered in ketchup curry sauce and I didn't hate it!
The Memorial of Murdered Jews. It was really sad walking in this area. The cement blocks are actually really tall in the middle, and you just feel so small and lost in them. Please do not step or jump on them. It's disrespectful.
Random statue of a man.
Brandenburg Gate. ALL THE TOURISTS.
And here the street art begins...
East Side Gallery. Did you know the Berlin wall was really two walls?? One for each side. The things you learn.
"Many small people who in many small places do many small things that can alter the face of the world" - I wonder who wrote this.
Some apfelstrudel at Mauer market. There were so many different kinds of strudels to choose from!
Molecule Man statue
Haagen-Dazs just tastes better when you're in a foreign country...YUM
Oktoberfest festivities go on all day!
Humboldt University during the Festival of Lights
My favorite image was here.
Our last night in Berlin. Brandenburg Gate is beautiful lit up.
I'll be back!