About Elena Z
Lives in Stuttgart, Germany
Since Nov 2010
25-34 year old female
Born and grown up in Sardinia, for work and studies I spent part of my life in Lisbon, Milan, Triest, Malta and the awesome Berlin. I have finally landed in Stuttgart. When I travel, I walk a lot and I like getting in touch with locals as much as I can. I love hiking and I am definitely a nature lover. Next trip? Definitely outside Europe! My dream destination is Bhutan
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Even if you don't like overcrowded places where everyone takes the same pictures, Brandenburg Gate is one place that you can't miss in Berlin. It's hard to describe all that has happened here - so let's stick with ´a lot!´
Berlin is a city of museums, and in three days it's worth it to visit at least one. Plus, in that amount of time, you're most likely to encounter some rain, and a museum is a great way to keep dry! Depending on your tastes, it's difficult to suggest which one, but in Berlin you can choose from many, including contemporary, classical and ancient art, German history, technology, communication, cinema and even a museum of currywurst. Museum Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to several of the most popular museums.
If you're tired of walking, or just fancy a change, a cruise along the River Spree and its canals is just the ticket! Here, you'll see most of Berlin's sights, from east to west, and be surprised that you are still in the same city.
There was once, and there is still, a lot going in Friedrichstrasse. The Berlin Wall crossed this street twice - at the famous Checkpoint Charlie and also at the train station Friedrichstrasse. Today, the area is a famous shopping street with lots of nice shops, bars, sights and of course tons of history.
Many German cities have a TV tower, but the one in Berlin has something special about it, making it one of the most-visited places in town. Here you can enjoy the panoramic views, and have breakfast or even dinner.
There are more than 2,500 public parks and gardens in Berlin, and this is definitely the most beautiful. And Tiergarten is not just a park: Inside and outside you can find many other interesting monuments, buildings and memorials.
An old-town district, historically inhabited by Jews and French immigrants, Die Hackeschen Höfe was completely renovated in 1993. Today it's a residential and commercial complex, consisting of eight hidden courtyards filled with shops, galleries and restaurants. It's a popular meeting place for party-goers, artists, and also tourists.
This ultramodern square showcases the new and busy side of Berlin: Many famous architects, such as Renzo Piano, worked after the fall of the Berlin’s wall to build this fancy new area, complete with skyscrapers, modern offices, shops and cinemas. Can you believe that this square used to be an urban desert scape divided by the wall?
Here, you leave east Berlin far behind you. Kurfürstendamm is today an impressive and world-famous boulevard and exclusive shopping street in the heart of west Berlin. 5-star hotels, expensive boutiques, technology stores and fine Italian restaurants can all be found here - definitely the right place for shopping lovers and luxury travelers!
This historical building always hosts important exhibitions from international artists - well worth checking out.
Berlin's image and history are connected to something that almost doesn't exist anymore: the Wall. The East Side Gallery is the biggest remaining part, and is decorated with world-famous graffiti.
This former airport has become a popular place for many kinds of outdoor activity. Even if you don't have your kite or skates, rent a bike and experience this amazing place for a taste of real local life.
In Kreuzberg, there's a lot going on - the quarter is a forerunner for every green, ecological, and innovative project, of which Markhalle Neun is one. This market intends to demonstrate that "other food" and "other shopping" in the city are possible by selling regional, organic and seasonal products, usually bought without intermediaries and from small scale producers who are concerned about animal welfare and sustainability.
On the 6th floor of a shopping mall, in the popular quarter Neukölln, you would not expect to find such a nice bar with such a nice view. Forget 5-star hotels and panoramic bars in the city centre - this is the poor and sexy Berlin at its very best!
Another very popular park in Berlin is this Woodstock-style area - music and the most popular flohmarkt in town complete the atmosphere!