Visited 5 popular cities in 9 days
After a long year (2019) full of ups and downs, fails and success, It was really important for me to go into an adventure and travel around Europe at the end of the year and benefit from the Christmas holidays until the beginning of the new year.
The trip plan was made only two days before starting the adventure when a friend of mine came for a visit to Germany.
The plan was to start from Jena going to Dresden and enjoying the very special and typically german Christmas vibes there, then spending two days in Prague during Christmas holidays in Germany, going to Berlin afterward is the best idea to enjoy nightlife there and discover more history and monuments.
And finally, the idea of spending the new year party in Hanover was the greatest idea where we had a lot of fun.
We arrived there a bit early, we took our breakfast at the back of the Zwinger, in front of a lake with colorful beautiful ducks.
Then we went inside the Zwinger itself and watched the beauty of the place and its garden, it's a great monument that worths a visit, there also we tried the ZwingerXperience which was an animated show that recites the history of the places, and I highly recommend it.
This place was surrounded by a lot of monuments, and they were extremely breathtaking.
After taking some rest at our hotel, we went out at night to the Christmas market were we tried plenty of special different food (Langos, Waffle, Backfish, HandBrott, African Couscous…).
It’s also important to pass by an Apreski bar if you are in Germany and live the craziest drinking experience with people that you know and don’t know, also with drinking the famous German Glühwein (Hot Wine).
Our arrival to Prague was a bit late at night, we checked in first in our Airbnb, and went out at around 1 AM to some bars there where they were full of good vibes and friendly people.
We started our first day early with breakfast first and then hanging out to visit some monuments. Prague was so different (for me at least) and amazing, there we saw a lot of history, traditions, and food. There you will find their famous Chimney Cake in different tastes and styles, which you must try it if you are in Prague.
This famous city has also a special architecture for its buildings, what it makes it look authentic especially with old cars there and the old tramway.
At the end of the day, we went to a night club there and it was extremely amazing with fascinating lighting and amazing house music, where it was a great opportunity to get drunk and dance ;)
Our last days there, the weather was sunny and wonderful, we bought some souvenirs and then went to the Petřín, where we enjoyed a great landscape view of the city and had a great walk, before going to the Christmas market at night.
Without any doubt, I just say that Berlin was the best city during our trip, it was my first time there, and I loved it so much. First, Berlin has everything: amazing monuments, history, views, food, and a totally different lifestyle.
We arrived there early, and we started exploring the city starting with the Wall of Berlin, Charlie Checkpoint and then going to the Alexanderplatz passing by several huge malls (and it was a great opportunity for shopping).
If you go to Berlin, you must visit the Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt, you will find a large choice of Ritter Sport chocolate and some special creations that they do also there.
As I prefer to do everything in a different way, for the two nights that we spent there, I spent the first one at the Multilayerladen bar in the Adalbertstraße. It’s a totally different experience where you can find funny and friendly people to have a talk with them. As I highly recommend some foods at Adalbertstraße, I tried Maroush (a Lebanese restaurant) and it was super excellent.
The second night also was spent at Zur Fetten Ecke bar in Schlesische Str. and the fun here was mostly in the street were people wanted to sell us drugs, for me at least it was a funny experience.
It wasn’t my first time there but, I loved Hanover from the first visit. I find it a beautiful place to have fun and go out with friends, especially for the New Year Party. We took a rest there on the first day, we just went for a walk around the Machsee lake and took some pictures in front of the Neues Rathaus
The next day ( 31st December 2019) we had a great opportunity to watch the fireworks at the Machsee also, where we had a great time and said goodbye to 2019
Finally, I can say it was a great moment for me where I enjoyed the whole trip, discovered and explored a lot. You can always also watch some stories from this journey via this link.