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Berlin and Paris

Three nights in Berlin and three nights in the heart of Paris. Days spent exploring museums and restaurants, nights spent at clubs.

by dorritAbout Me:Writer and Brown University student who speaks English, Spanish, and French, and loves to travel! read more

EuropeGermany, France6 days / July 2019

Highs & Lows

Musée Rodin, risotto at L'Avenue, lunch at Reichstag Berlin

The Louvre -- overrated

Itinerary Overview

In Berlin, we explored art museums and toured the Reichstag. In addition to the main square and government buildings being absolutely stunning, the restaurant at the top of the Reichstag is divine. The memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe is a must-see and incredibly powerful. However, I wish we had spent a full day learning more about Jews in Berlin, past and present. The Pergamon Museum has incredible exhibits and is easy to get lost in for hours. KaDeWe is an overwhelming shopping center but very visually beautiful on the inside. The food is amazing -- we found great pizza on the top floor. We took a quick plane to Paris and stayed in the 8th Arrondissement, which was perfect for exploring museums like the D'Orsay, Rodin, and L'Orangerie, as well as for restaurants. We spent a lot of time wandering the streets of various neighborhoods, shopping, and stopping for crepes. There is a great crepe place across from the Place des Vosges. You really can't go wrong when exploring Paris. 

  • 3 Nights: Berlin
    Political culture, art, food
  • 3 Nights: Paris
    Food! Museums! Culture!
  • Day trip: Versailles
    To learn about this crazy place!

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Every time I go to Paris I leave wishing I had stayed longer.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    We were there during the world cup and there were tons of crazy rallies in the streets, some of which escalated to a point of tear gas, which was scary and not ideal.

  • How was the food?

    In addition to the restaurant recs already given, spend a day at a market purchasing wine, a baguette, fruits, and olives, and have a picnic in a park!


  • Hotel Adlon Kempinski has the best location in the entire city. Beautiful rooms with incredible views, great buffet breakfast, and very friendly staff.

  • Le Bristol Paris was absolutely perfect in every way. Their breakfast is to die for, from pastries to truffle scrambled eggs, and the drinks on their bar menu are divine. The hotel is the pinnacle of elegance.