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Minimoon review: OnlyApartments, Berlin

Our Production Editor, Colette, finds out if Germany’s capital is the perfect minimoon location.

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The Indian Dreams accommodation at OnlyApartments
The Indian Dreams accommodation at OnlyApartments

Somewhere between the wedding and the blowout honeymoon comes the minimoon. Choosing the right city can be difficult, but if you’re in search of a cool, urban break then Berlin will be right up your street!

After a short Flybe flight, we arrived in Berlin at around 9pm to find the streets still bustling – full of locals soaking up the early-summer warmth. OnlyApartments have a huge range of apartments that are available to rent, based on your preferences. We’d chosen accomodation in the Friedrichshain district, known for its colourful street art, cool coffee shops and chic boutiques. The check-in process was so simple; we met with the owner for the key exchange and that was that! The joys of renting an apartment really means that you get that ‘home-away-from-home’ experience, in a super-central location – so convenient.

The city is packed with culture, reflected in the beautiful graffiti art that decorates restaurant and shop walls, transforming the streets into an open-air art gallery. Berlin has a constant flow of events, exhibitions and markets; we paid a visit to the Sunday flea market in Mauerpark and got lost amongst the mounds of bric-a-brac. We also loved using  the restored Photoautomats, retro photo booths that print black and white four-photo strips, that are dotted around the city in a throwback to old-school nostalgia. For just €2 you get beautiful, romantic keep-sakes of your trip. 

Foodies will love Berlin for its gorgeous restaurants and street food (warning: do not miss the cheesecake vans) – there is something for every taste and diet.

With only a few days spent in Berlin, it was impossible to see all of the wonderful attractions the city has to offer – which is why I can’t wait to go back for round two!

Best for: A stylish city break to soak up the culture, relax, explore and enjoy your new marriage.

Book it: Visit OnlyApartments to find your dream apartment.

Flybe operates flights to Berlin from Birmingham, Cardiff (from 2nd November) and Doncaster Sheffield. Prices start from £34.99 one way including taxes and charges.

Are you currently planning a post-wedding weekend away? Read our article on 13 really good reasons to have a minimoon.

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