A SPONTANEOUS BUDGET CITY TRIP TO BERLIN
TRAVEL January 8 2016
Sometimes the best decisions are the craziest ones. Like the one I recently made, at 3 am in the morning, on a Sunday in a club… While talking to a friend about travelling, and that we should do it more often, we decided to book a ticket to Berlin. Right then and there! We threw some clothes in our bags and departed the next afternoon from Schiphol Amsterdam. Only an hour and a half later we found ourselves in Mitte, the centre of Berlin. We checked in at the St. Christopher’s hostel. A great budget choice because it has comfortable apartments for a very reasonable price.
In most cities the nightlife on Mondays are a bit quiet, but not in Berlin. This city never sleeps. We went out to a small club called ‘House of Weekend’ with great DJ’s and an amazing view from the rooftop bar!
The next day we did some sightseeing and what really impressed us were the ruins of the Berlin wall. The city breathes an unbelievable history. But not only the clubs and the history make Berlin interesting. The large number of hip cafés and restaurants with cool interiors (in Prenzlauer Berg for instance) make sure you never go thirsty or hungry. A place we really liked is ‘An einem Sonntag im August’, where they serve delicious vegetarian burgers made from beet root with funny names like ‘Elvis Favorite Dream’ and ‘The Italian Stallion’. For shopping in little designer boutiques you go to Kastanienallee and Eberswalder strasse. Two of our favourite streets.
On our second and last night we decided to go to another club. And because the German are known for their love for Techno it didn’t take long until some other guests at the hostel suggested us to go to club Ritter Butzke, where a crazy party was going on called ‘Wasted Unicorns’. Inside we found three floors with crazy decorations like gigantic tea pots hanging from the ceiling! As you can guess, we danced the night away and ended our spontaneous Berlin city trip in a fantastic way!
By WhatIWouldBuy’s contributor Chantal.