In May 2014, we spent a week in Berlin, looking for a place to stay after relocating back to Germany. As the condo market in Berlin was somewhat tense, it turned out to be a bit of a challenge. However, we eventually succeded and found a quiet flat in Mitte, right in the center of Berlin.
During the 7 days I spent in Germany's capital, I didn't really have the time to seriously take pictures. But I carried my RX-10 with me all the time on our 115 km hike and captured a whole bunch of impressions from what is probably one of the most interesting cities in Europe right now.
What I liked most about Berlin is its endless variety. At each corner you see something new and interesting. Pretty shopping malls at Kudamm or in Friedrichstraße, busy street life amidst rotten buildings in Kreuzberg. An abandoned airport close to the center. Remainders of the Berlin wall in the East Side Gallery, Bernauer Straße and Checkpoint Charlie. Fancy new buildings next to ugly communist architecture, dominated by one of the coolest looking TV towers in Germany. High tech businesses next to a sprawling arts and music scene, and lots of historic buildings plus a bunch of world class museums.
And the best of all: you don't even have to leave the center of the city, and you don't need a car. Everything is within walking distance or can easily be reached by metro, tram or bike. Pretty amazing!
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