9.04.2017

GERMANY

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Back in June, I travelled to Germany with my family - a long overdue family trip to visit my Oma and Opa's birth country. Growing up, we didn't speak much about Germany, but as we grew older, our curiosity to visit my grandparents' childhood homes and learn more about our family's history grew stronger. So we organized a 10 day whirlwind trip through Germany, with stops in all the key places, giving us just enough time to take it all in.

We started the trip in Frankfurt, Oma's hometown. We saw her childhood home, and the park she used to play in, we visited one of the only remaining synagogues in Frankfurt and strolled around her old neighbourhood. We then day-tripped to Cologne, to see where my Opa grew up. His childhood home is still there, adorned in the same red carpet and gold detailing that existed over 80 years ago. It was incredible. We then hopped a train to Munich and spent 2 days walking and exploring. We drank our share of 1L beers, spent copious amounts of time in local beergartens, and ate several giant pretzels and oversized schnitzels. Our final stop was Berlin, where we took in all the history, museums and vegan food we could handle, before parting ways and heading home. It was an emotionally heavy week, but also a once in a lifetime experience. Some highlights and recommendations below.

FRANKFURT //
vegetarian lunch at vevay
stroll through historic romer district
stop by the kleinmarkthalle for local meats and cheeses
palmengarten
jewish museum
schnitzel and beers at ebbelwoi unser

COLOGNE //
documentation centre and museum
kolner dam cathedral
beers and sausages at gaffel am dom
lunch or dinner at bei oma kleinmann

MUNICH //
pretzels and beer at the augustiner keller beer garden
beer and jazz at waldwirtschaft
stroll around marienplatz
pick up some goodies at the viktualienmarkt
munich museum
dinner at gratitude, and stroll the street/neighbourhood
meander through the englischer garten, and stop for a beer at the chinese beer garden
watch the surfers at eisbachwelle, at the south end of the english garden
cross the river and grab a pint at muffatwerk
be a tourist and drink a 1L beer at the hofbrauhaus

BERLIN //
walk around rosenthalerplatz
go shopping at alexanderplatz
have a drink by the river in old berlin, "nikolaiviertel"
enjoy an israeli dinner at yafo
walk by the reichstag (parliament) and bradenburg gate
go see the memorial to the murdered jews of europe, and the museum below it
go see the jewish museum
schnitzel and potatoes at schnitzelei mitte
walk along the berlin wall at the east side gallery
vegan lunch at the bowl
go see the neuse museum

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

Germany | Sevengrams

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