Postcards from Berlin

Everyone knows Berlin, so there is no need to introduce it. First words that pop into my head when I think of this place are:

German beer

Sausages

Christmas market

The 2nd World War

Lidl

Volkswagen

I travelled to Berlin a couple of times and for some personal reasons I was, I am and I always will be attached to this place. What I love about it though is the fact that it keeps surprising me every time I go there. It is different every season. It is more dynamic and developed every year. It is more freezing every winter…

It is more charming every summer. I have collected some of my favourite postcards from Berlin I took during my last visit in December. Let’s have a look how I pictured Berlin this time:

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How about you guys, what are your first words popping into your head when you think of Berlin/Germany?

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27 Comments

  • Love Berlin. It’s packed with so much history and intrigue! Plus all the gorgeous random architecture, including the Ampelman of East German fame :)
    My second favourite place in Germany, beaten only by Rothenburg ob der Tauber ;)
    Your pictures capture it beautifully – especially Brandenburg Tur and those flags…

    • Thanks Sarah. I also loved the history of Berlin and the architecture. Used to learn about it a lot at school, now I can see it in front of me, so great feeling. I’m so happy you liked it :)

  • I so love Berlin. And all of your great ideas – beer, sausages, etc. – the first thing I think of when the city comes to mind is history. Good and bad, there’s an amazing history in the city.

  • Made it to Berlin in 2007. It is one of my favourite cities. I got the impression it was a city that was on the up. It had the history and also the people were friendly. Also I enjoyed the sausages too.

    • Thanks Ashley. I forgot about the mulled wine. It should be on my list as well. I had one in Brussels and it was so sweet and hot, but the one in Berlin was kinda sour, didn’t like it that much. Don’t know, maybe it’s because I don’t think too much wine every day.

  • Another great selection of photos! They’re all beautiful and I love how you captured Berlin. The first word that popped into my head was the wall but you’ve clearly shown there’s so much more to this city. Love the guards with the flags kissing you and of course, all that delicious food :)

    • Thank you Mary for sharing. Seen the Wall and it’s been a great experience. The food was the best at Christmas market, especially the mulled wine :-)

  • I can’t believe i’ve never been to Berlin in all these years! i have had friends living there and inviting me, now my ex boss lives there too! i’d love to go one day… and i’m not even far away so it is more than doable :)
    Looking at your pics, maybe i would go in spring summer…it looks REALLY COLD!!! but no doubt, it is a great city to visit.
    Ps : loved the pic of Agness getting kissed by the English and th German guards so funny!

    • Hey! It was freezing cold, so I definitely would not recommend going there between November and March although the Christmas markets are worth it. I loved the photo too! Need to print it out and put it into a frame on my desk :)

  • Ha, I love this! Do tell me the next time you’re in Berlin, we should hang out! Beautiful pictures that show a unique side of the city. Just one question, what is it with Polish people and their obsession with the word “Volkswagen”? :D

    • Thanks. I might come to Berlin in August but I’m not sure. Will contact you though, would be great to meet you! The word “Volkswagen” is pretty difficult to pronounce for us, sounds harsh and we still remember the Volkswagen autos coming to Poland for the first time :-P.

  • Hard to pronounce? Are you kidding me?? The people who invented words like “szczescie” or “czesc” or names like Grzegorz Brzeczyszczykiewicz? :D

    • How come do you know all of these words? That made me laugh! Yes, they are hard to pronounce indeed but Volkswagen is even harder with a proper German accent :)

      • Nie wiedzialas ze mowie po polsku? Studiowalam polonistyke i pisze doktorat w literaturoznawctwie o literaturze niemieckiej i polskiej. Tak, jestem troche szalona :) xx

  • Agness, I was so hoping to find a WWII post from you. My father taught history for 30 years and I learned so much from him about the European Theater. He gave me his two treasured books Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich and Inside The Third Reich to me before he passed. He always told me, “this must never happen again, son.” I’ve watched Band Of Brothers more times than I can possibly remember the past 10 years. Anyhoo, sorry so chatty. But, this post of your’s had a very emotional impact on me. Thank you :)

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