Snapshots From A Berlin Summer Vacation – Estimated reading time: 14 minutes
In absence of a boyfriend, a girl like me who likes to travel tends to have relationships with cities instead of men. My true love is Berlin – my soulmate, Mr. Right, the “one”.
In 2011, I’d moved to Berlin and lived in the city for 18 months. That time, although brief, changed my life forever when I fell head over heels in love with my new Berlin life. At the end of 2012, circumstances required me to go back and Canada and my European adventures ended when I reluctantly moved back to Toronto. It took me two years, but I joyously returned to Berlin in 2014 and in 2021, happily still find myself here.
While plotting my way back during those two years home in Canada, I visited Germany for a Berlin summer vacation, not just once, but twice! These photos are a collection of snapshots from both of those holidays.
Snapshots From A Berlin Summer Vacation
To say that I was excited about coming back to Berlin, even just for a brief time, would’ve been an understatement. I drove everyone around me crazy as I talked non-stop about my planned trip back to Berlin. There was lost sleep from all my pent-up energy and a countdown of the days until I’d finally jump on the plane.
Recommended reading: This article about mistakes tourists should avoid when visiting Berlin, a guide about some of the top must-see Berlin landmarks, my top 15 recommended day trips from Berlin, and a guide to some of the best places to stay in Mitte.
Just what did I do on my Berlin summer vacation? I hung out with friends, went to Mauerpark for Sunday karaoke, had BBQ’s in the park, had a lot of late nights, drank a lot of German beers, and spent countless hours wandering around the city.
It was an absolutely perfect vacation and it honestly couldn’t been any better. I took it slow, enjoyed myself, and came to the realization that I really needed to move back.
What do you think of these photos from a Berlin summer vacation? What tips do you have for those planning to visit Berlin during summertime?
Good To Know About Berlin
1) While in Berlin on vacation, you’re going to need a place to stay. Find accomodation with booking.com.
2) You can make your time in Berlin all the more fun by going on a guided tour.
3) For more German travel inspiration, read our other posts.
- A Day Trip From Berlin To Visit Schwerin Germany – Only 2 hours from Berlin, learn why you should visit Schwerin, Germany. Best reason? See a Disney like castle surrounded by water & swans.
- Cool Things To Do Around Hamburg Schanzenviertel – Read this guide stuffed full of cool things to do around Hamburg Schanzenviertel, including where to eat, shop, drink, stay, & more
- How To Spend A Wonderful 24 Hours In Warnemünde – How to spend a wonderful 24 hours in Warnemünde, Germany. Think seafood feasts, therapeutic spa time, and sunset at the Baltic Sea.
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I love Berlin too…
I love this! I also fell hard for Berlin when I made my first visit there earlier this year. I definitely can see myself living there and would love to do so one day.
such a beautiful post and pictures! I completely understand your relationship with Berlin and I’m not surprised of all the cities you went for that one 🙂
It’s an easy city to love! 🙂
Thanks Kami! You know when I first moved there, I’d never been there and was surprised to discover that it was the city for me.
Thanks Francesca! Would be cool if we both live there again someday and can meet for a coffee. 🙂
You make Berlin sound amazing!!! Now I really want to visit. Great post
Thanks Craig! Berlin is special so hope you make it there soon. 🙂
It was nice to see a post from someone who feels the same way I do about the city. Having lived there for a spell in 2007, I have tried to return almost every year just to spend time being there. That was the important thing: that I was there and living, not necessarily seeing any sights. I was there about a week ago for a short spell and it’s so refreshing to be back, my heart is so full. Doesn’t it feel like you’ve never left when you go there?
I have to say that I had no idea about Thaipark– that is right up my alley, I’ll have to check it out next time 🙂
Cynthia – Yes! I felt as if I never left the city at all. You’ll love the Thai Park! It’s such a cool and fun thing to do in the summer. 🙂
Lovely old cupolas! On old postcards (prior to WW II), Berlin looked a lot better than today.
I’m sure it looked nice back than too, but it doesn’t look bad today either.
It really is an easy place to love. I would love to be there right now, if only I could find a way into work there!
Hey Stephen – You need to read my article about how to find a job in Berlin! It’s not as tough as you may think. 🙂
Or if you get a chance, send me an email.
In Berlin I love architecture and art. Great city with soul.
Hey Mark – it is really a great city! Thanks for stopping by the blog.
i have never been there but i want to goto Berlin. 🙂 but i suggest that you should see Turkey if you dont. Turkey and especially Istanbul really great
Thanks Bursa. I hope to visit Istanbul next year. 🙂