Germany

24 hours in Munich

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Munich and I never really clicked. I grew up visiting parts of my family there in the summer, then came back for interviews and job stuff. I never really took the time to actually explore it and forget the stereotypes that have  accumulated in my head over the years. In my mind, Munich was snobby, clean and boring. That's by no means the full picture! So whe[...]

10 Reasons Why Berlin is the Best Place for a City Break

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I've written about Berlin before and given my top tips for visiting this wonderful city. Although there is a ton of stuff to do here, don't be fooled! - you don't necessarily need to block an entire week or more on your calendar. You can easily enjoy the perks of Berlin during a short weekend trip. We've partnered up with Expedia to come up with 10 reasons w[...]

Tropical Islands - The Unlikely Oasis Outside Berlin

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I will admit that I had serious doubts about visiting an artificial beach, enclosed by a ginormous tent-like construction, but then again, I figured millions of happy visitors couldn't be so wrong that I decided to go for it: I would spend a weekend at Tropical Islands. It was ultimately the idea that I thought my son, who's almost two and LOVES water[...]

10 Great Tips for Visiting Berlin

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In case you haven't already heard, Berlin is one of the best cities to visit in Europe. Alright, alriiight... maybe I'm just a little biased since I've called it home the last several years. But what I can say is that no matter how long I've lived here, I'm continuously finding new and different ways to enjoy this city for all it's worth. Therefore, I decide[...]

48 hours on Germany's largest island

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Where do you go when you live in the big smoke and find yourself a little overwhelmed by all the work and the deadlines that are piling up on your desk? In London, that place was Brighton. In Berlin, that place is the Baltic Sea. So last week when said deadlines were getting on top of me, I threw all books, magazines and electronics into my friend's car and [...]

Travelettes Calendar: Day 16 - Hotel Haidl-Madl, Germany

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Ho Ho Ho! Congrats Erielle, for winning yesterday's prize, a polawalk through Vienna, a polaroid camera and a messenger bag with an awesome map-print! We're honing in fast to the big day, so we're bringing you yet another giveaway! The festive period is so fun with plenty of food and drink to be had, presents to give, family to visit and general merriment[...]

Work & Relax: Berlin’s First Workation Retreat

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Coconat Workation Retreat, how many ways do I love thee? The promise of getting shit done, with a breath of fresh country air - and sharing a bottle of wine around the firepit at the end of the day, after a hearty vegetarian meal. Sold! What is a workation? Well, it’s a chance to get out of the city - perhaps to get away from your lonely desk at home (so[...]

A Friday afternoon in Berlin

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You probably know by now that Berlin has made quite the lasting impression on me. After a summer that was spent jumping into lakes, pulling all-nighters, having cold and cheap beers whilst sitting next to the canal in Kreuzberg, September with all its beautiful colours is making its way here and I cannot wait for the adventures it will bring: the cosy coffee[...]

Why there is no better place to spend your summer than Berlin

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A friend recently asked me: “Why do you always talk about cities as if they were guys!?” I hadn’t even noticed but I guess it’s true. And no, I don’t know the reason but it always seems apt. When I moved to Berlin just over six months ago, I doubted I would still be here today. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always liked it, the freedom, the parties, the colours –[...]

That one night I was stuck on a lonely island

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Islands suck and the story I’m about to tell you is a bit ridiculous, mainly because I’m to blame for the drama. A couple of weekends ago I traveled to lake Chiemsee in Bavaria for a story on the love affair between islands, lakes and castles in the area. I thought it’d be a brilliant idea to convince the right people to let me stay in a small room that[...]