Århus. My last proper stop and of of my favorites (together with Bratislava and Berlin), too. What a pretty city! I was happy to have a friend I could stay with and another friend who joined showing me around. It was so good to be with people again. Traveling alone mostly is a good thing, but this time was harder than ever - I can write a bit about it if you'd like? In Århus, I liked
- Bellevue beach, a bit outside of the city center (yay, nature after so much city!!)
- the modern art museum, ARoS! I liked ARoS - and all art by Olafur Eliasson - so much ❤
- the university area, with lots of pretty overgrown buildings
- Møllerstien, which most likely is the cutest street I've ever seen(, even with that crane in the background).
I wish I would have had more time in this city, so I guess I'll be back sooner or later.
Hamburg. A combination of cobble stone streets, modern architecture, huge buildings, small buildings and lots of harbor, ships and cranes. I got lost around Reeperbahn, which wasn't the awesomest area to walk alone as a girl late at night anyway, and I also (again) found out I'm no good at photobooth photos, but there's also quite some things I did enjoy about Hamburg:
- the streets, the houses. So cute! So pretty!
- Park Fiction: a park with hammocks, Lego-like trees and an amazing view facing the harbor (and cranes)
- taking the elevator 24 meters down to walk through the Alter Elbtunnel
- taking the elevator (or the stairs) up in St. Michaelis church, which sure gives a pretty view over the city
- the pretty area called Speicherstadt
- and the amazing cake place called Herr Max. I seriously have never had such a good cake as the chocolate mousse one I had here - and it all looks so pretty, too. Go go go go if you can!
Berlin. It had been 10 years since I visited Germany's capital and I didn't expect to like it that much (don't know why), but I did. All the pretty buildings, shops, coffee houses... I'm secretly dreaming about going back already. What I'd do again then?
- walking around in Neukölln, Friedriechshain and Prenzlauer Berg
- eating breakfast at Roamers
- staying at the prettiest hostel I've stayed at: Wallyard (if I feel like using time to get to the other areas ^)
- taking € 2 Photobooth-photos (preferably in a booth with confetti, like the one I had now)
- sitting in the little park at Boxhagener platz, and go for dinner and/or ice cream in that area
- drinking Hüftengold's awesome watermelon juice
- taking the S-bahn (which is so much nicer than the U-bahn for one that doesn't like subways, like me)
- walking along the East Side Gallery, which was surprisingly nice (and very touristic, but nice)
- and just enjoying the calm, pretty, cute, friendly - but HUGE - city.
Munich. It was good to be back in a country where I can understand words and say a little bit, too. I'm definitely spoiled when it comes to traveling to countries where I understand the language (or maybe: to knowing languages?), but it seriously made things easier. Eating out alone, mostly - my very weak spot when traveling by myself.
Anyhow: Munich is a classical city. A city with big buildings, big traditions and big stories - big tankards as well. I didn't enjoy the city very much (which might be because I visit on a Sunday and Monday in the middle of the summer, which made a whole lot of things being closed!), but still there are some things I'd recommend if you ever go there:
- joining the Free Walking Tour that leaves from Marienplatz at 11:00
- walking around in the University area, in streets like Barerstraße, Türkenstraße, Amalienstraße and everything in between
- visiting the Englischer Garten (❤) and the very awesome! little surfspot they got there
- sneak into Hofbräuhaus just to take a look at the pretty ceiling.