I’ve loved Germany since I was a 90s teenager, visiting with the school to practice our language skills. I studied German all the way through school right up to A Level, and my love of the language combined with the history geek inside me meant my obsession with Germany grew and grew. I finally got to visit Berlin aged 17, and the city was as overwhelming and interesting and quirky as I’d hoped it would be.
It took me 16 long years to visit again – this time, better prepared for what would await me. Combining my love of Berlin and Christmas, we visited for just two nights in December and embraced the cold, the markets, the history – and the magic something that Berlin has which is indescribable.
Here’s my full Berlin City Guide – how to spend two nights seeing all the main attractions, eating sausage and falling in love with one of Europe’s most interesting destinations.