From the 23rd until the 29th of August I was back in the city I called home for two years a while back: BERLIN. I have always had a love/hate relationship with the city but even though being back made me realize I don’t want to live in the German capital again, I loved seeing my friends and just being a Berliner again for a few days. I made sure to meet up with people, eat as much good food as I could and to take some photos while doing so. Today I’ll share a big portion of the phone snaps I took – my proper camera stayed at home this time.
Berlin and all the people I’ve met up with: thank you for the amazing time! I’ll be back sooner rather than later :-)
The view over the city as seen from the Oberbaumbrücke. I suppose featuring the Fernsehturm at least once in pictures of the city is a must
Pretty colourful doors in Berlin. I’m no fan of tags but in Berlin it just seems to work everywhere
I stayed at a friend’s house in Oranienstraße, in walking distance from U-Bahn station Kottbusser Tor. Love the cheap looking neon lights everywhere
And there we have Kottbusser Tor by day
At the Warschauer Brücke
Beautiful tiled floor and old door, somewhere in Friedrichshain
Met up with a friend I met in New Zealand and we decided to go to Tempelhof. If you ever want to walk on an air strip, this is your chance!
Aaaand Tempelhof’s famous tower
Street art in Friedrichshain
Views from the U1
Best cheeseburger and those cheese fries… wow. Go to Burgermeister if you have the chance is all I can say!
Sleepover in a jungle
Stalin architecture at Frankfurter Tor
My favourite cheesecake in the whooole wide world, at Five Elephant in Kreuzberg
Building. They’re building EVERYWHERE
Sushi time at Haan in Prenzlauer Berg
Also lots of Thai and Vietnamese food eaten and matching beer ordered
Went back to “my” U-Bahn station Samariterstrasse. Walked around there every single day…
Inside the station it’s green tiles everywhere
Pretty facades in the Bänschstrasse (my former street!) in Friedrichshain
Coffee and hot chocolate break in Kreuzberg surrounded by plants
Pastel coloured houses in Kreuzberg
While in Kreuzberg you can’t miss out on Markthalle Neun, the place to eat and shop good, fresh food. I went for a pulled pork sandwich with apple and BBQ-sauce, ice cream from Rosa Canina and I also stocked up on my favourite linen bags from “The Sausage Man Never Sleeps”. Also got some free English streaky bacon to take back to Sweden with me. Always loving this place!
Very colourful flowers on a very sunny, hot day
The view over the Spree from the Oberbaumbrücke
Couldn’t leave Berlin without having eaten Dutch snacks (frikandel, kroket and potato fries with Joppie-sauce) at Rembrandt in Friedrichshain
Inside Berlin’s pretty hallways
Aaand last but not least: my friend’s cat who found a nice place to chill out