The top of my list is Berlin. I've never been to Germany, a country with so many beautiful cities and a wealth of history and it has never been anywhere that I have considered. The COOL BERLIN app tells you all the highlights and hotspots within the city, including hotels, restaurants, bars, galleries, clubs, shopping and music venues.
All budgets are covered and accomodated for, one hotel that caught my attention was the Michelberger, located in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (yes I have tried to say it, and yes it was a failure) district. The 119 room establisment is a cross between an eclectic hotel and a high end youth hostel. The rooms are reasonable and cater for single travelers to large groups, with well designed rooms that accommodate all tastes.
|Exterior of the Michelberger|
A restaurant called the Brooklyn Beef Club came to my attention. You just cannot go wrong with a good steak and a restaurant that servers a selection of 150 whiskeys and New York Cheesecake. With a 7,0oz Fillet Mignon coming in at 39€, it isn't cheap but the online recommendations make it worth the price.
Another restaurant/bar that has caught my eye is Solar. Renowned for its outstanding view across Berlin, a glass elevator takes bar goers to the 16th floor where they can sip their beverages while taking in the skyline. With a large selection of drinks, food and live music on the top floor, I know this is somewhere I can't afford to miss.
There are so many shops and galleries that are worth commenting on but I will blog about these after a little more research into what looks to be a spectacular trip.
All images taken from prospective websites.