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Posted on April 12, 2015

A Weekend in Berlin

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Berlin CHarlottenburg Palace

Last Easter weekend, Mr Romantique and I flew to Berlin to chase the Easter bunny and spend time with my  family.

We re-visited my favourite sights of Berlin as well as exploring new areas Mr Romantique has not seen yet.

Here’s a list of our Top 5  favourite places from this trip:

1. Charlottenburg Palace (above)

If you love baroque Roccoco style, this palace is for you. The stunning interior and the beautiful palace gardens are a must-see for culture vultures.

Street Style Berlin Gendarmenmarkt

2. Gendarmenmarkt

Dubbed as the most beautiful square in Europe, this is my favourite corner of Berlin. Enjoy a coffee in the sun or visit the  Galeries Lafayette for your French culture and shopping fix on a rainy day.

Berlin French Dome Gendarmenmarkt Street Style

The “Konzerthaus” and the French Dome at Gendarmenmarkt

3. Lustgarten and Berlin Cathedral 

The Berlin Cathedral is located on the Museums Island. It’s gardens (Lustgarten) are perfect for a stroll, all within walking distance to Berlin’s most impressive sights such as the Museum Island, Opera, Humboldt University and more.

Berlin Cathedral Street Style

4. Kreuzberg, Bergmannstrasse 

The Bergmannstrasse is a charming neighbour hood. In summer until late at night, it’s brimming with people frequenting the countless outdoor restaurants and cafes, giving the area a real Mediterranean flair. Indulge in any cuisine imaginable ranging from Thai, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Turkish to Greek and many more. We loved our meal at the Kreuzberg institution “Knofi”. Turkish food at its best!

Knofi restaurant berlin kreuzberg

Mmm, Kofi’s counter filled with Turkish specialities.

5. Checkpoint Schoki & Rausch Chocolate Cafe, Gendarmenmarkt

Germany is second in the world (just slightly behind Switzerland) when it comes to the highest annual chocolate consumption. Along with Swiss and Belgian chocolate, it ranks as the finest in the world.

Therefore, a visit to these two chocolate shops is a must:

Checkpoint Schoki is the Rittersport chocolate destination extraordinaire. The family owned brand offers a multitude of  flavours  (I recommend “Ice coffee” and “Honey salted almond” chocolate). Create your own chocolate with hundreds of different ingredients and toppings.

Rausch chocolate Cafe: Berlin’s most iconic sights sculptured in chocolate – for this fact alone, Rausch is worth the visit. Enjoy a hot chocolate whilst taking in the beautiful views of the French dome on the second floor, above the exhibition and shopping level.

Berlin wall in chocolate Rausch Cafe

Berlin chocolate wall at Rausch Cafe

Customised chocolate at Ritter Sport colourful Schoko World

Customised chocolate at Ritter Sport colourful Schoko World


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