48 hours in berlin

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My office spent Thursday and Friday at a workshop in Berlin, where I got a better understanding of what many of my colleagues are currently working on and got to interact in an informal setting…our team made a good presentation on Internationalization at home, which I was happy to be a part of πŸ™‚ I love how engaging my office is!

We checked in and had lunch at our hotel, Tryp Berlin Mitte Hotel: which had amazing lunch and breakfast options, then went for a guided tour at the East side gallery; an outdoor gallery and the world’s largest open-air mural collection, with 105 images painted on a wall documenting social change and political opinions by dozens of artists.Β There was so much I did not know or fully understand prior to my visit. Β A really informative experience to have in Berlin!

After the workshop, we had some time to kill, so I wanted to discover as much as I could about the city, with recommendations from different people, which made it much easier for me.

We took a train to and walked to Kurfurstendamm (Kudamm), after visiting the Holocaust memorial, a site honoring 6million murdered Jews of Europe, an area which was created in 1688 by the third baroque extension of medieval Berlin.

At Kudamm, we went to the 6th floor which had an astonishing food court.

On our fist night, we dined at was Clarchens Ballhaus in Mitte not too far from our hotel. It had a mix of people on the dance floor dancing to Latino and ballroom music. I really enjoyed our main course…

On our second night, we got to taste the Berlin nightlife at place called Soda which had a variety of music and we chanced on a ladies night! After dinning at Villa Rodizio; which had some amazing food ranging from Mexican Brazilian, South american and grill specialties, with great staff that knew how to take great care of us we took a short walk to the club Soda close by…

For our last day, my colleague Catherine recommended Kreuzberg, for its delightful edginess, with aspiring creatives, great street art and vintage stores. We enjoyed a delicious Turkish lunch, which I finished off with some Turkish tea. There are several shops and flee markets here and you are bound to find something to take as a reminder from your time in Berlin. The vintage shops have designers from Italy, France and China.

The last place we visited was Berlin’s oldest building, St. Nicholas church in the borough of Mitte, where we enjoyed the architecture and streets with cafes and shops in the area. It was a pleasant 48 hours, exploring urban and diverse Berlin, which I loved for its history and continuous reinvention.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a spectacular week,

Karen