I’m going to Berlin on Wednesday with a few old friends for five nights. It was a spur of the moment decision driven mainly by us all having to take holiday time off work before the end of the year, and the cheapness of the flights.
Unlike recent holidays to New York, Barcelona and Croatia, where I had either been before, done a bit of research or had a fairly good idea of what to expect from movies and music, Berlin remains a mystery to me.
I’m expecting big, wide public squares, hundreds of kinds of beer, crumbling Communist blocks, nightclubs that stay open till the last person leaves and a huge David Hasselhoff fanbase. But this could just be the stereotypical view for all I know.
Anyway, I’ll be back next week with my thoughts on the German capital and hopefully a few photos – although they won’t be as good as my Croatia pictures as it will just be my pitiful phone camera this time.
In the meantime, have you been to Berlin?
Care to give this clueless tourist a few tips on good bars / restaurants / clubs / sights?