Germany: Glittering Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market, Berlin

Whenever I visit Germany it always seems to be in the winter months meaning the days are short and it tends to be cold. These things aren’t too much of a problem, it’s simply a case of organising your day so you see what you want to see during daylight hours and wrapping up warm against the elements. I personally would always choose to visit somewhere during the summer months wearing sandals and enjoying al fresco dining. So why always visit Germany during winter then, I hear you ask? The simple answer – German Christmas Markets! As soon as we booked…

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Germany: Key Sights to See in Germany’s Capital, Berlin

Berlin had always been on Mr ESLT’s bucket list so when we got the opportunity to visit, just after Christmas and for New Year, he (and I) were excited to see what this city had to offer. We booked a four day getaway with our best friends (‘The Friends’) and what a great time we had. We stayed at The Mondrian Suites Checkpoint Charlie, which is located near, as the name suggests, Checkpoint Charlie. Therefore, our first port of call on that cold, yet dry, December afternoon was the aforementioned. We quickly noticed that Berlin is a must for anyone…

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