A while back I wrote a post on my trip to Berlin, Germany in the winter of 2007. Although my friend Elise and I had great fun on that trip, we’ve also suffered quite a bit due to the cold. So when Elise went to study in Berlin in the summer of 2010, I happily seized the opportunity to visit this city in a totally different season.
Summer beats winter!
And a totally different season it was. While summer in Belgium can still be cold and rainy, summer in Berlin was summer: hot, dry and sunshine from morning until evening. At least that’s what it was like when I was there. My friend stayed on the 6th and upper floor of an apartment building in Kreuzberg and there were several nights I just couldn’t sleep because of the heat. The temperature one night was 26°C at its coldest!
Thanks to this weather, our trip was completely different from the first time. While the first time we kind of hurried from one sight to another because we were cold all the time; we took things waaay slower the second time. We had drinks in the sun, we had drinks in the shade, we had cocktails outside at night without needing a sweater. We went swimming and instead of using the subway like we did the first time, we now rode our bikes everywhere (well, I borrowed a bike from Elise). Except of course for the day we took the train to Potsdam.
Because the weather was so great, we also took more pictures than we did on our first trip. Let’s have a look!
One day Elise had some classes to attend. As her university was actually located in Potsdam this was a perfect opportunity for me to go on a day trip from Berlin:
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