Winter in Berlin can be beautiful or a never-ending agony. Inviting you to step out with the beautiful white snow on the grass while leaving the unsatisfactory feeling of lack of good decision-making for grey snow on the roads that melts as soon as it came. Berlin weather in February is very chilly with an average of 1°C and lows of -2°C at night
It was Sunday afternoon late in February 2015 and my girlfriends and I made plans to go out. At first, we had no idea what we wanted to do. All we knew was that we wanted to go out on that cold winter afternoon outside the comforts of our apartments.
We met, I don’t remember where. Probably at Alexanderplatz and google for places to visit. After few minutes of checking our phones, we chose Charlottenburg Palace
Excited as we were… we took a train, bus and did a bit of walking. Actually we got lost first but eventually managed to find our way there in about 50 minutes since the start of our journey. We had underestimated how cold it was.. armed with heavy jackets, boots , scarfs you name it. In the end, the cold beat us at our own game and we had no idea how to make it stop
Determined to visit the Charlottenburg palace, we proceeded with our goal. Our legs freezing because it wasn’t warm enough, our hands couldn’t hold anything and our lips were slowing freezing. We looked for a cafe to get tea but there was none in vicinity. I remember we tried to walk fast or run to generate heat from within but all in vain
In the end, all we wanted to do was spent time together and through that cold, we made a memorable winter afternoon together
- Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace in Berlin Germany
- Palace was built in 17th century
- The original palace was commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Friedrich III, Elector of Brandenburg in what was then the village of Lietzow.
- A room with walls decorated in amber was inside the palace and was known as “the eighth wonder of the world”.
For more photos of our visit. Check out the gallery