Berlin is without a doubt one of the most vibrant, exciting and vivacious cities in the world; every inch, of every street, is pulsating with life and energy.
Full to the brim with facinating and important historical museums and monuments, as well as some of the richest culture you can find anywhere in the world, in the form of famous cuisine, theatre, art and beautiful architecture, Berlin is one of those places that not only needs to be seen, it’s needs to be felt and experienced.
Right now, you can get to Berlin from just £99 return from London making it the perfect destination for a crafty little weekend break. To help you make even more of your time, we’ve compiled this handy list of our top 49 unmissible sights and experiences.
In no particular order, here are 49 things waiting to be ticked off your Berlin ‘to do’ list. Anything we’ve missed Berlin vetrans? Let us (and everyone else) know in the comments box below…
This world is pretty crazy, but that’s all part of its charm, and only goes towards fuelling our desire to get out there and soak it all up. As travel lovers, we’re begging to be shocked, inspired and introduced to new things – and there’s plenty out there to help us achieve it.
One person that knows more than most about some of the weird things this world has to offer is Cat Mills, creator of Wicked and Weird… Around the World so we’ve asked her to share her expertise and some of her favourite examples of some of the more weirder events that you could come across on your travels – if your timing’s right of course…
India is gearing up for something very exciting. From today, its people will take to the streets, start bonfires, have a few drinks, throw brightly coloured powder (gulal) at each other, get a soaking with coloured water fired from syringes, buckets and balloons, and generally have a right old time of it.
It sounds mental; hey, it is a bit mental. It’s a legitimate reason to act like a complete lunatic, and it can only mean one thing: Holi festival 2013 has arrived.
The most animated Hindu festival, Holi is the Festival of Colours – a celebration of the beginning of Spring, and of the victory of good over bad. It’s mostly celebrated in the north of India, as well as Nepal, and though each region has its own approach to Holi, the powder-throwing and water-soaking are staple features.
Holi is a truly unique and exciting time to be in India, and as a tourist, it’s a given that you’ll be hit with more than your fair share of the gulal! So throw on your oldest clothes and prepare to get involved.
Holi festival: you WIll change colour | Image courtesy of Intellistudies
It’s that time again! Our Experts are ready and waiting to answer your pressing travel questions.
They’ve come up trumps every week so far so will this be the week they finally trip up? I seriously doubt it! This week’s question is from Emily who’s keen to get plans in place for her Christmas and New Year trip to Australia – nothing like being prepared eh?!
My husband and I really want to go to Australia at Christmas time for about 3 weeks – ideally to be in Sydney for New Year. We’d like to visit Sydney, Cairns and Perth and have about £7,000 between us but don’t really know how far our budget will stretch in the time we have. Can you advise anything? Emily
An excellent question and one which many of our readers will be keen to know the answer to. So experts, show us what you’ve got!
Mums are blooming great aren’t they? They’re a fountain of good advice, understanding and help when you need it, but, throw a big trip into the mix, and they inexplicably manage to out do themselves with amazingness (it’s a word!)
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and to celebrate how ace Mums are, here are 15 things they do to help us make our travels as good as they possibly can be. Could we do it with out them? Probably. But it would be a hell of a lot harder.
You'll be sat on the beach and one and you'll come across a sneaky packet of fruit pastilles or similar tucked into your backpack.