Berlin is the New York City of Germany! This was my first visit to this fascinating city and what made it most special is that I went there with Jean and we got to go to the world’s first Vegan Avenue & Veganz Grocery Store!
❤ a delightful experience!! ❤
New York being the largest city in the United States, Berlin is the largest city in Germany. Berlin is the Capital and has so many interesting attractions, both historical and contemporary.
The Hop on Hop off bus made for an easy tour around town before we got off at our Airbnb near Mauer Park. Walking along the path (part of no man’s land) to our condo was rather a strange feeling.
First night in Berlin we met some new compassionate friends and enjoyed a delicious vegan dinner at a vegan meetup–BERLIN VEGAN DRINKS. The rustic, outdoorsy decor was so unique and perfect for a warm summer evening in the city.
From vegan clothing stores and shoe shops to vegan grocery stores and restaurants Jean and I made some great purchases and dined in style. (No slave labour–no child labour!)
Sidewalk cafe at Veganz Grocery store for a bite to eat while shopping at Dear Goods clothing boutique (Fair Trade) and Avesu vegan shoes. (More fashion photos in future posts.)
The trip to the top of the Berlin Tower proved to be worth the long wait in line.
Shopping, scouting out flea markets, art markets and thrift shops was all part of the fun; we found some unique things to bring home.
“The Brandenburg Gate lies at the heart of Berlin, the one remaining of four original city gates which were part of the historical Prussian capital. Like many of the great landmarks of Berlin it was devastated in the Second World War, but has been immaculately restored.” Wikipedia
Meeting up with my cousin Peter was a double pleasure: chatting with him and enjoying a vegan ice cream treat. He was gracious enough to follow us to some fashionable boutiques and then escort us back to our condo, where we enjoyed going to the nearby Beer Garden.
Last, but certainly not least, was Peter taking me on a cruise on the Spree River to view the city from a different perspective.
Photos by Jean, Peter and carmen
Linking up with Jess and Nichole