In the 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 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 BBQs 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 a perfect vacation and it honestly couldn’t been any better. I took it slow, enjoyed myself, and came to the realization that I 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

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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.

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