When I look back at my time in Berlin, I can only think of how my short time there left such an impact on me that I was dreaming of coming back from the moment I left. Dan and I were staying in Szczecin, Poland during our last few weeks of living in Europe, which shares a border with Germany. We went to the train station the day before to purchase $10 tickets and at sunrise the next morning, we were boarding the train to Berlin.

The train ride is a short 2 hours and we arrived at Berlin without any idea of what we were going to do the whole day at 8am. We decided we wanted to walk everywhere so we could soak up as much of the city as we possibly could - and ended up having walked a total of 33km while we were in Berlin! My legs were so sore by the end of the day, but my excitement kept me going.

After spending 10 hours in Berlin, I came home to thousands of photos. There was something about the city that really touched me, I love the quirkiness, the beautiful buildings and how busy yet calm everything seemed. I wanted to share my pictures of Berlin in a slightly different format than usual, so here is my photo-essay from my day, split into two parts. No words, no captions, just pictures.

See the rest of the photos from Part 2 here!

all photos edited with my Gdansk Lightroom Preset