With leaves on the trees and the sun in the sky July is a great time to enjoy Berlin's outdoor eateries, beer gardens and urban beaches. Here are my highlights of my time in Berlin.
I’d visited Berlin twice before, both times during the Winter, and was surprised how different it seemed in the Summer! With leaves on the trees and the sun in the sky it was a great opportunity to enjoy Berlin’s outdoor eateries, beer gardens and urban beaches. Here are my highlights of my time in Berlin.
The Oasis in Alexanderplatz provided bratwurst, pommes frites and much needed cool drinks while I checked out the sights. Alexanderplatz’s most famous landmark is the Fersehturm (Television Tower), which was built in the 1960s by the GDR administration. It is the tallest structure in Germany and can be seen throughout the city, and has become a symbol of Berlin.
Alexanderplatz is also home to the Weltzeituhr, which tells the time around the world.
Berlin has a very good transport system, including overground S-Bahn trains, underground U-Bahn trains and trams. Alexanderplatz is a hub for all these transport systems.
On a visit to the Hamburger Bahnhof contemporary art gallery I noticed this urban beach near the Hauptbahnhof train station. It was strange and enjoyable to sit on a deckchair surrounded by sand and look out at the busy train station.
Visiting the roof of the Reichstag on a clear day gives amazing views over the whole of Berlin. I experimented with double exposures, overlapping shots of the view from each side of the Reichstag.
There is so much to see, do and learn in Berlin, this is just a taste of how fascinating the city is. I’m already looking forward to visiting again!