On our final morning in Berlin, I decided it was high time we visited a place we’d missed out on, on our previous trip – Charlottenburg Palace; and also to finally explore inside the Berlin Cathedral. A quick taxi ride later – we arrived at the Palace – only to find that as it was … Continue Reading

Weihnachtszauber am Gendarmenmarkt is arguably the best Christmas market in Berlin! The location alone, right outside Berlin’s Konzerthaus (and next two of it’s most iconic churches – Neue Kirche a.k.a. Deutscher Dom and Französischer Dom, the German and French churches, respectively) makes it one of the best spots to be in the city during the … Continue Reading

After our initial frustrating yet rewarding first visit to Potsdam (I know, sounds confusing but have a read of the post here and you’ll understand what I mean…), we returned to Potsdam the next day with all the eagerness in the world and a plan to visit all the major sights in this amazing city! … Continue Reading

Potsdam is one of those places in Germany that a surprising number of people have never even heard of but absolutely have to visit! If you go when the German Christmas markets are on, well then you’re in for quite the treat! The train from the central station in Berlin to Potsdam takes just over … Continue Reading

German Christmas markets are without a doubt reason in themselves to head over to any German city, town or village in December – especially Berlin. There’s just something so exciting about them! Here’s the thing though, my first trip to Berlin didn’t leave much of an impression of the city on me. Don’t get me … Continue Reading

Cologne is so synonymous with amazing Christmas markets (which makes winter a great time to visit) but there’s so much more to this city than it’s festive markets. We were due to fly in but thanks to last minute changes with the flights, we ended up taking the train instead. I actually recommend taking the … Continue Reading

When you think of visiting Germany, there are just so many cities (and towns) that leap right to the top of the list with so many other gems kinda overlooked. Munich (especially with its famous Oktoberfest), Berlin with its famous Dom, grit and amazing nightlife, Cologne’s Christmas markets and Hamburg’s Hanseatic charms, not to mention … Continue Reading

Autumn in London tends to be one of the quieter times of the year. You’re never quite sure what to wear – it starts to get a tad too cold to dine al fresco and the high of the summer’s events definitely start to wear off. Funnily enough, Autumn is also one of the prettiest … Continue Reading

Okay, this one is several months late but I guess most of the stuff in it is still relevant (sans perhaps the Christmas market stuff)… 😁 As you already know, we were in Hamburg in December with Eurowings to check out the Christmas markets and it was everything I wanted and more out of German Christmas … Continue Reading

Berlin is a city that totally took me by surprise, albeit not the first time I visited. The first time was with friends (10 of us in total) and we had no expectations whatsoever. The second time we visited it was just the two of us, we’d seen a lot of the sights the first … Continue Reading

A first-time visit to Berlin is bound to be an absolutely incredible experience, filled with an eclectic mix of history, culture and gorgeous sights, it’s a city that intrigues yet embraces us visitors with open arms. Whether you’re going for a long weekend, a week or even months, it’s likely you’ll be scrambling for time to catch … Continue Reading

The next morning, I decided it probably made sense to get up a bit earlier, especially seeing as we would have to leave by mid-afternoon to catch our flight back to London and I wanted to cram in as much as possible into the morning. It was the last day of our trip to Hamburg exploring the Christmas … Continue Reading

There are so many reasons why we all travel – to see the sights, to spend time with loved ones, for work, to relax… the list goes on and on. One of our new-found favourite reasons to travel is to drink wine. Okay, fine, it’s more than drinking wine – you also get to learn … Continue Reading

It took me a while to get used to the name Rathaus. See, Rathaus are German city halls (effectively ‘home’ to the Government) yet in plain English, it always sounds like Rat House to me so I can help but imagine a mini house for rats and mice (rats and mice belong together as far … Continue Reading