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Berlin Street Style with Ron Dorff

My dear fashionistas, how are you today? I sincerely hope that you are doing well and that you are ready for another interesting fashion story that I bring to you from the streets of Berlin. I believe that all of you who have been enjoying my fashion stories and travelogues for a long time know how much I appreciate and respect novelties in the world of fashion and tourism.

Berlin is known as one of the biggest fashion capitals of street fashion. Street fashion is specific and there are different styles of street fashion and that is why many say that street fashion is a fashionable game of art. Street fashion in itself is restrictive, but some of the basic characteristics are casualness and “freedom” of cuts and designs.

Whoever followed my Instagram stories from East Berlin shopping district last week, I’m sure you remembered the Ron Dorff brand, about which I will tell you a little more in today’s post.

Ron Dorff
is a unique brand founded by fashion duo Jerome Touron, originally from France, and Klaus Lindorff, originally from Sweden. The name of the Ron Dorff brand itself was obtained by a simple combination of the founder’s surname.

What is the secret of the success of this French-Swedish brand? By simply harmonizing Swedish functionality with French style, Ron Dorff offers completely new dimensions of sportswear, where three things are highly valued: simplicity, functionality and timeless.

A brand that is available to everyone, with a casual sports style, Ron Dorff offers perfect fashion pieces of athletic heritage that fit perfectly, whether worn in the gym, at home or on the street.

From season to season, Ron Dorff proves that his motto is also the philosophy: “DISCIPLINE IS NOT A DIRTY WORD” either in the gym or in life in general.

By creating simple, fashion bases as a starting point, Ron Dorff tries to reject all well-known labels that can indicate unnecessary ostentation in the fashion sense.

The interesting thing about this brand is that all the garments and fashion accessories are discrete signed with a pair of metal black-lacquered eyelets that represent the symbols of the two letters “O” which are also in the name of the brand itself. Because of these details, this brand has become recognizable in the fashion world.

The basic vision of this brand is to create simple basic fashion pieces that you can fit easily with all fashion trends. Ron Dorff is a brand that pays attention to every detail. Special attention is paid to the choice of materials and designs. This brand performs almost 90% of its production in Sweden, France and Portugal.

Their motto: “DISCIPLINE IS NOT A DIRTY WORD” is definitely a real business “guiding star” in every step of the work of this brand, from the creative idea, design, to the final production of each piece.

In addition to clothing and fashion accessories for men and women, this brand has expanded its simplicity and functionality beyond fashion boundaries with the launch of the DISCIPLINE SKIN line for body care for him and her. This special line was made in cooperation with the most prestigious Swedish skin care brand FACE Stockholm, where the goal is to achieve good results with simplicity and purity.

The list of ingredients is short, without parabens and mineral oils, enriched with active herbs harvested north of the Arctic Circle and all products are 100% produced in Sweden.

In addition to its five flagship stores in Paris, London and Berlin, the Ron Dorff brand’s complete collection is also sold through the official online store: rondorff.com, where online shopping is available for 80 countries around the world.

Of course, part of each collection is also available in some of the best department stores around the world, such as Galeries Lafaiette (Paris), de Bienkorf (Amsterdam), Lodenfrey (Munich), Harvey Nichols (Hong Kong), Le Pasha (St Barth) and The Balancing (Shanghai).

I have to admit that it was hard for me to decide on the right outfit because the new collection of the Ron Dorff brand is really fantastic!

Upon entering the store, I noticed a couple of capital fashion pieces such as classic sweaters and roll neck sweaters, it was just a matter of finding the ideal color for my skin tone. Which I must admit sometimes is quite hard! 🙂

Today I will present you the first Ron Dorff outfit that I decided on in less than 5 minutes spent in the store. I believe that everyone who reads my blog and follows me on social media, knows about my excessive love for navy blue and the even greater “obsession” that I have raised for roll neck sweaters for years.

The first fashion piece I chose was this classic navy roll neck sweater with white stripes. This sweater got me at first sight because of the perfect shade of dark blue – navy blue combined with white stripes is the perfect fashion detail that you can fit in with all seasonal winter colors.

This was followed by a real fashion battle to choose the ideal pants. Since Raphael, the guy who works for Ron Dorff, was incredibly helpful, he had a big impact on changing my original fashion ideas. The vision of the brand itself is to merge the incompatible things, so it was this time as well.

Can you imagine a fashion combination of a perfectly classic wool roll neck sweater and pants that are in the form of an elegant tracksuit with lacing? At a very first sight, my vision was different, but I realized that I was wrong and I adopted some new fashion tips. Maybe I am not fashion icon, but I always try to improve myself as much as I can! 🙂

Since we found interesting pieces of clothing: a perfect navy roll neck sweater and an interesting tracksuit with a two-row white-green stripe, the only and logical choice for this outfit were perfect and simple white sneakers.

I admit that it was an interesting experience to see myself in such an unusual fashion story where elegance is combined with “dirty” street style.

In the new autumn / winter 2020 collection, Ron Dorff found inspiration in the unique color palette of Scandinavia. The colors in the new collection signify what it looks like 24 hours in a Nordic day.

Everything begins at clear dawn with a collection of colors from the “Arctic Dawn” palette, followed at dusk with a palette from the “Arctic Dusk” collection and ends in the darkest tones of the night with colors from special palettes of the “After Dark” collection.

The new collection is dominated by pastel colors and magnificently evokes the mild colors that are common for Arctic dawns. You can also feel a certain northern freshness and of course the colors that are the symbols of Sweden are also present, such as: soft yellow, ice blue mixed with gentle earth khaki tones.

My today’s outfit is inspired by the famous Arctic Nordic Lights. In this color palette, there is a dark blue night color and green, which means the colors of nature and the forest, which, along with white details, evokes the colors of the Nordic winter and sunset.

OUTFIT

Roll neck sweater: Ron Dorff

Pants: Ron Dorff

Sneakers: Ron Dorff

Backpack: Picard

Socks: Ron Dorff

You must be wondering why the designers decided to combine navy blue, green and white in one place? In Sweden and generally in Scandinavia region, there are natural phenomena where bright green and blue shades “touch” with a palette of purple colors, and these are natural colors that are known in Scandinavia as northern lights – Aurora Borealis.

Of course, this sporty-elegant combination was completed by my new friend Torrino, a new backpack model from the famous German brand Picard, which has been supporting my work for years. The German quality and design is proven by their numerous leather backpacks that have traveled the world with me and are still ready for new new adventures!

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the self care and protection of yourself and your loved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this one day just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten. Since I made these photos outdoors and I sticked to the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I didn’t need to wear masks, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so I can always carry them with me.

How did you like this outfit of mine today that I walked the streets of Berlin? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new interesting fashion story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Ron Dorff and Picard Lederwaren brands and represents my own opinion and sincere review of their products.

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Letters from Germany: Magdeburg, the Royal Fairy Tale on the Banks of the Elbe…

My dear travellers, are you ready for a new adventure and getting to know some gems of Germany? In previous posts you have had the opportunity to feel the spirit of the charming city of art and design – Halle and the Hanseatic city on the Baltic coast – Greifswald.

Today I will introduce you to the capital of the German federal state of Saxony – Anhalt and also the oldest city in East Germany – Magdeburg. The city lies on the river Elbe and is one of the three largest regional centers in the country. With less than 250,000 inhabitants, Magdeburg is the second largest city in the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, after Halle.

According to some historical records, Magdeburg was first mentioned in official documents at the beginning of the 9th century. In the middle of the 9th century, Otto I the Great, the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, together with the scientist and politician Otto von Guericke, founded the Archdiocese of Magdeburg with his namesake of today’s “Ottostadt Magdeburg”.

Emperor Otto I was so fascinated by the beauty of this city that was the wedding gift to his wife Edith of England (Eadgyth of England). The locals faithfully preserve their history and the memory of this emperor, who was buried in the Magdeburg Cathedral, which is a great symbol of the city today.

The building of the state parliament of the German province of Saxony – Anhalt

In the Middle Ages, the Hanseatic city gained exceptional importance due to its trade role and Magdeburg city law. In the late Middle Ages, it was one of the largest German cities and the center of the Reformation and resistance against recatholicization in the Schmalkaldic League.

After the devastation of the Thirty Years’ War (better known as the “The Sack of Magdeburg”), Magdeburg was expanded and became the strongest fortress in the Kingdom of Prussia.

At the end of the 19th century, Magdeburg became a large city with almost 100,000 inhabitants. Unfortunately, the city was seriously destroyed again in the Second World War. Magdeburg was part of the GDR from 1952 to 1990, and after 1990 it became the capital of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Magdeburger Dom (Magdeburg Cathedral) – Cathedral of St. Catherine and Maurice

Due to its unusual geographical location, Magdeburg has a separate port at the mouth of the Elbe and Havel canals and is the economic and industrial center in Saxony-Anhalt German state.

This city has a highly developed machine industry, special environmental technologies and recycling management, logistics and production of chemical products, iron and steel products, paper and textiles, and all these industries help maintain the economic stability of the city and the province in general.

Magdeburg is both a Protestant and a Catholic diocese. The true symbol of the city is the Cathedral of St. Catherine and Maurice. Magdeburg Cathedral is a Protestant cathedral in Germany and also the oldest Gothic cathedral in Germany. This cathedral was under the administration of the former emperor-archbishopric of Magdeburg.

Today, the Magdeburg Cathedral is one of the most important architectural monuments in central Germany and the first cathedral in Germany built in the Gothic style. The Magdeburg Church is the main church of the Evangelical Church in central Germany. An interesting fact is that its bell towers, which are about 100 m high, make this church one of the highest cathedrals in East Germany.

North side of the cloister in Gothic style

The cathedral’s main chapel has a trapezoidal shape, because its three wings were equated with the previous cathedral from the 10th century. The south wing still remained in the Romanesque style. The east wing also contains a large two-row hall, also known as the “Remter”. The cathedral is visited annually by more than 100,000 tourists. During 2019, the 810th anniversary of this late Romanesque-Gothic cathedral was celebrated.

An interesting fact is that during the Middle Ages, the city had a shape that was shaped by seven churches with two towers, the only formation of the city in Europe. This structure of the city was unfortunately lost due to the bombing in the Second World War and the demolition during the GDR period, and only four of the seven pairs of towers survived.

There are still seven church buildings in the area of medieval Magdeburg, but not all of them are used for religious purposes.

Today, the Magdeburg Cathedral is the episcopal church of the Evangelical Church on the territory of the province of Saxony-Anhalt. The artistic treasures of this cathedral include ancient pillars of porphyry, marble and granite, a large baptistery and the tomb of Emperor Otto I the Great.

Monastery of Our dear Lady in Magdeburg

The Monastery of Our Lady was built in the middle of the 11th century. The Municipal Art Museum of Fine Arts was opened in 1974 and is located in the premises of this important complex of the Romanesque monastery. Most of the exhibits are on display in the monastery itself, but some sculptures and figures can also be found in the nearby park.

The Johanniskirche (Church of St. John), located near the town hall, built in the 13th century, is now used as a dance and concert hall. The sculpture of the “Bereaved Magdeburg” in the church lobby was saved from the ruins in 1945. This sculpture is a historical reminder of the conquest and subsequent devastation of the city by the imperial army in the Thirty Years’ War.

Church of St. John in Magdeburg

The single-nave Gothic Magdalenenkapelle chapel was built at the beginning of the 14th century as a sign of reconciliation, and it was moved to the neighboring Magdalenenkloster only at the end of the 14th century. St. Petri-Kirche, also known as the University Church, was located outside the city when it was built in the early 12th century.

Church of St. Sebastian built in the 11th century. The architecture of this religious building shows the features of the Romanesque and Gothic style, and today’s shape was largely given to the cathedral between the 14th and 15th centuries. After hundreds of years of use for the purpose of a warehouse, St. Sebastian’s Cathedral has regained its role as a Catholic parish church. Vallonerkirche: The church in the Gothic hall was built in 1285 as the church of the Augustinian monastery.

There are numerous cultural institutions in Magdeburg, including the Magdeburg Theater and the Magdeburg Cultural History Museum. Otto von Guericke University and the Magdeburg-Stendhal University of Applied Sciences are located in Magdeburg.

Due to the severe destruction of the 17th century in the Thirty Years’ War and the middle of the 20th century in the Second World War, Magdeburg has fewer historical landmarks than other cities in Germany if we look at the traditional architectural sense. Many buildings that are carriers of the city’s history, architecture, art and culture have been destroyed.

Many excavations have taken place in the vicinity of Magdeburg in recent years and numerous discoveries have been made. Government is working on a detailed discovery of historical facts about the development of Magdeburg, where we could supplement and present some new facts that would be worth mentioning.

The most important sights of the city are located in the area of the old part of the city, separated from the university part of the city and the newer center of Askanischer Square and the river Elbe. Cultural monuments that exist in Magdeburg are registered in the city and regional register of monuments.

My dear travellers, once again we have come to the end of the special blog post from Germany. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of this post, I would like to thank my friends from Magdeburg Tourist Board – Magdeburg Marketing, Saxony – Anhalt Marketing and Deutsche Bahn for this incredible German adventure.

Once again, Deutsche Bahn recognized the quality of my work and they wanted to be part of this amazing project. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with companies that are at the top of the tourism industry and I would like to thank them for this incredible adventure and for allowing me to experience the beauty of the capital of Saxony – Anhalt German state in a completely different way.

How do you like this story about this German gem of Saxony – Anhalt called Magdeburg? Have you maybe had a chance to visit this lovely city? I would like to share with me your experience! See you next week with another interesting story!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the Tourist Board of the City of Magdeburg, the Tourist Organization of the German state of Saxony – Anhalt and the German national railway Deutsche Bahn.

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Letters from Germany: Greifswald, Hanseatic city on the Baltic coast…

My dear travellers, how are you today? I hope you are ready for a new adventure, because today I present you another jewel of Germany, which is located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. In the previous post, you had the opportunity to get to know Halle, a charming city in Germany that is well- known for its art and design. If by any chance you missed it or want to enjoy the beauty of this unusual city near Leipzig again, you can do so with one click on this link.

Greifswald is the capital of the district of Vorpommern-Greifswald, located in the northeast of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region. This university and Hanseatic city lies on the river Ryck which flows into the Baltic Sea spatially between the islands of Rügen and Usedom.

An interesting fact is that Greifswald received the city charter of the city of Lübeck in the middle of the 13th century. The University of Greifswald, was founded in the middle of the 15th century and is the second oldest university in the Baltic region.

The city has almost 60 thousand inhabitants, which makes it the fifth largest city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Together with Stralsund, Greifswald forms one of the four regional centers in the province.

Greifswald is approximately equidistant from the two largest cities in Germany, Berlin and Hamburg. The nearest major cities are Stralsund and Rostock. The coastal part of Greifswald at the mouth of the river Ryck, called Greifswald-Vieck, originated from a small fishing village. Today there is a small beach, a marina and the main port that belongs to Greifswald.

How did Greifswald get its name? The original name of this settlement, which eventually developed into the independent city of Greifswald, is not known. The only written evidence that exists is a letter from Duke Vartislav III. which dates from the 13th century. is also the first documented mention of today’s name of the city.

In the feudal era during the reign of Vartislav III. in the 13th century, there is his explicit statement that Greifswald is called Gripeswald in Low Saxon German, which suggests that this area originally had a different ethnic population: Slavic, Danish and German as well.

There is no official evidence for the theory that the original name was Danish based on Gripscogh, the name of a forest located near the town of Esrom in Denmark.

Greifswald – contains the word “griffins” which represents the legendary heraldic animals of the Pomeranian dukes. “Wald” means forest. The griffin and the forest can also be found in the coat of arms of the city of Greifswald. Since 1990, the city has again become a Hanseatic city and is now described as a university and Hanseatic city.

The Hanseatic League (Hanseatic League of Cities) is an alliance of trade guilds, which established and maintained a trade monopoly in the Baltic Sea and most of northern Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries. German cities have achieved a dominant position in trade in the Baltic with incredible speed over the course of a century. Lübeck became a central hub in all maritime trade during that period.

Due to its size, Greifswald has a rich cultural and tourist offer for its visitors. The largest cultural institutions in the city are the Vorpommern Theater and the Pommersche Landesmuseum (Pomeranian State Museum), a museum housing paintings by the famous painter Caspar David Friedrich, a native of Greifswald.

More than 10 million euros have been set aside for this project and it was founded out of a great desire to document the life and work of this “romantic” and his artistic environment. This project was funded by the city of Greifswald, the region of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, as well as the federal government.

The town hall of Greifswald, which was built in 1915, has been completely restored and together with the adjacent theater building, represents the central complex of the old part of the town of Greifswald.

City architecture has styles from almost all eras, from medieval brick, Gothic to modern forms of architecture. The older buildings of the city are especially characterized by the style common in northern Germany and the Baltic Sea region, which can also be found in other Hanseatic cities such as Lübeck and Wismar.

Of course, the architecture of classicism and the beginning of the Wilhelmin era also left a significant mark in Greifswald. During the GDR era, large parts of the northern part of the old town were demolished and prefabricated apartments were built there. Since 1990, great efforts have been made to restore and restore the historical architecture of the city.

Old town

The central market square, unique in size and shape in northern Germany, is truly imposing. The 13th-century Gothic-Baroque town house of Greifswald is located in the market square. The two medieval Hanseatic town houses Markt 11 and 13 in the famous brick-Gothic style are especially significant in terms of the architectural history of the town.

At the corner of Muhlenstrasse is the white, classicist building of the Pomeranian State Museum’s painting gallery, designed by Johann Gottfried Kuistorp.

There are also various important historic town houses in the old town, for example near the main churches and along the east-west direction of Schuhhagen or Muhlenstraße and Lange Straße streets.

The northern part of the old town in the direction of the port was significantly destroyed due to the design of the old system, although it was spared during the war and replaced by prefabricated buildings, only a few old buildings, such as the city library in Knopfstrasse, were spared this destructive measure.

My dear travellers, once again we have come to the end of the special blog post from Greifswald. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of this post, I would like to thank my friends from Greifswald Tourist Board – Greifswald Marketing GmbH (GMG) and Deutsche Bahn for this incredible German adventure.

Once again, Deutsche Bahn recognized the quality of my work and they wanted to be part of this amazing project. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with companies that are at the top of the tourism industry and I would like to thank them for this incredible adventure and for allowing me to experience the beauty of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern German state in a completely different way.

How do you like this story about this German gem of Baltic called Greifswald? Have you maybe had a chance to visit this lovely city? I would like to share with me your experience! See you next week with another interesting story!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page. Also, I am kindly inviting you to enjoy in the rest photos of Greifswald in gallery below.

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the Greifswald Marketing GmbH and the Deutsche Bahn German National Railway.

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Letters from Germany: Halle, a charming City of Art and Design…

My dear travellers, how are you today? It is my great pleasure to have the opportunity to write you a new travelogue after a long time. The corona virus has changed our daily habits and some pleasures such as travel have been limited and kept to a minimum. This year’s tourist season is in great danger and many countries are trying to encourage domestic and international tourists to visit their country this season.

This year, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has made great efforts to motivate domestic and foreign tourists with their campaigns to visit Germany after the tourist “break” with the imposed quarantine.

Halle, a town in the southern part of the German state of Saxony – Anhalt.

Welcome to Halle, a charming city of art, history and design. This city is located in the very south of the German province of Saxony-Anhalt, on the river Saale, which is the third longest river in Germany.

Halle is an economic and educational center in central and eastern Germany with less than 250,000 inhabitants. The Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, with its campuses in Halle and Wittenberg, is the largest university center in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, and one of the oldest universities in Germany where the principle of startup ecosystems is nurtured. Halle University Hospital is the largest hospital in this province.

How did this charming city get its name? The name of this city is historically connected with the salt harvest. The name of the river Saale contains the Germanic root of the word for salt, and the salt harvest has been taking place in Halle since the Bronze Age.


The city itself has a modern city center, a large number of green areas and numerous unusual narrow streets in which architecture from several epochs has been preserved. There are many interesting and beautiful places you can visit along the Saale River that runs through the city. Halle is located near Leipzig and as a tourist you can enjoy the beauties of these two exceptional cities in Germany.

Halle is a relatively small town, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. On the contrary, you will feel like you are in a big open-air museum. Halle is one of the largest university centers in Germany and various university institutes and libraries can be found here.

Halle became a very rich and “famous” city as a result of a successful salt trade. The preserved ramparts of the medieval castle give Halle its historical stamp and exceptional beauty. Other sights of the city include the Unserer Lieben Frauen and the Roter Turm, a free-standing bell tower.

In addition to the renovated city center, the surrounding modern districts give this town an unusual charm. In some parts of the city one can still find villas and houses and houses that belong to the old architectural style and have unfortunately been demolished in many other cities in Germany.

Halle is not only the cultural capital of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, but also the birthplace of George Frederic Handel. The spirit of the famous baroque composer can still be felt in the city today, especially during the Handel festival, which is usually held in June every year.

If the road leads you to this city, be sure to visit the birth house of the composer Handel and the Church where Handel was baptized, which is located in the heart of the city. Experience the cultural diversity of the more than 1,200-year-old Halle city center with its narrow streets and historic buildings.

Did you know that Halle is also popular because of its history of sweets. Mozart balls were born in Salzburg, but in Halle there are the famous Halloren Kugeln.

Whoever does not feel the beauty of fluttering his wings, remains an ordinary creature of this world…

My dear travellers, once again we have come to the end of the special blog post from Halle. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of this post, I would like to thank my friends from Halle Tourist Board – Stadtmarketing Halle and Deutsche Bahn for this incredible German adventure.

Once again, Deutsche Bahn recognized the quality of my work and they wanted to be part of this amazing project. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with companies that are at the top of the tourism industry and I would like to thank them for this incredible adventure and for allowing me to experience the beauty of Saxony-Anhalt German state in a completely different way.

How do you like this story about this art and design centre in Saxony-Anhalt? Have you maybe had a chance to visit this lovely city called Halle? I would like to share with me your experience! See you next week with another interesting story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the Halle Tourismus and the Deutsche Bahn German National Railway.

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Fall on the Crown of Dresden

Hi everyone, how are you today? I know I promised you that the next post will be from Italy, but I found an interesting post from the previous season that I forgot to share with you last winter. Before I start with todays post I would like to remind you that in March this year I had the opportunity to visit a city in Germany – Dresden. Interesting collaboration with Dresden Tourist Board – Visit Dresden.

The city of kings – post which you loved, I noticed by your reactions. I forgot to publish an outfit post, since that was the overlap of the season, the winter took a little longer, I completely forgot to share with you a special outfit post from this magical German town.

Dresden is one of those cities in Germany which are different from classical German architecture, those straight lines of. As you walk into the city, you have the impression that you are walking in some city in Austria or France, you would never say that you are in a city in Germany. An exceptional city you can not miss to visit. If you want to find out why I love Dresden you can read it in a post which I wrote in March this year. You can read on this LINK, enjoy!

In the picture above, you can see the symbol Dresden – the Great Crown Gate. It is also the largest crown in the world and due to this crown, many tourists come from Europe and the world to get to visit this magnificent and exceptional beauty. Of course, I have not missed my chance to enjoy in her immediate beauty…

If you are wondering why this image different from other photos because of the shades of colours, I can only tell you that natural light in winter is very deceptive and suddenly when the Sun is up, it automatically changes everything. That very day, the sun has played some games with us, but in the end, as you can see yourself, everything turned out fantastic.

The crown has left an unbelievable impression on me and I hope that at least I managed to show you this magnificence with a little help picture that you can see above. They are not called Dresden by the city of kings just like that, this crown is the proof of this well-known epithet.

This picture is my favorite! I am looking at a pastry shop in this moment, it was so cold, but I knew that in a couple of minutes I will enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with some sweets. At least that’s what my photographer promised to me… 

My photographer always kept promises and this smile shows my happiness that I finally find myself in warm cosy space, I could only stay at this restaurant with just one glass of water. I would not really be scared at all! After a bit of relaxation time, our Dresden adventure continues!

In the winter days are very short, you feel truly lonely in the streets, there is no people on the streets at all! Even outside when is winter the cold is there and you do not know whether to laugh or to cry… I decided to smile at least from the pain because it was so cold and I remembered that I was almost 6 am when I got out from hotel and we were not even make the plan to return to the hotel… Sometimes it’s hard for me to understand, sometimes I admire myself how I can manage on my those little mood things. I would love to see everything, but my physical condition has always been a big sign question!

OUTFIT

Sweater: Pal Zileri

Jacket: Burberry

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Backpack: Louis Vuitton

Scarf: Burberry

Gloves: Marina Yachting

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

 

After we finished another walk tour of the city, I decided that it was better for me to go on one more tour and that I would increase my chances of returning to the hotel as soon as I had a fear of freezing outside. This was my last photo from Dresden and it was spontaneous when the photographer asked me the magical question: “Do you want to go back to the hotel?” My smile just said everything. One more adventure ended, it was time to go home. We learned something new about Dresden and we brought a lot of nice memories from this unusual town.

Adventure in the hotel

When we returned to the room, I realized that we had forgotten about an outfit that I should take photos, it was very cold outside, and the night fell, so this possibility immediately turned out. The photographer gave me the idea to take some photos in the hotel, it’s warm and it’s great lighting, nothing costs us to try it! So in the end, there was… AMAZING!

The staff of the hotel was kind enough to help us with the shooting, so they redirected all the new “inhabitants” of the hotels to the counters that are on the other side, because it was easier for taking photos. Fortunately, we finished shooting in about ten minutes so it did not take so much time. Thanks to the marketing team of the Hyperion am Schloss Hotel on a quick response and that they tried to help me in the shortest period of time, read it like 20 minutes… The staff was wonderful so we got some sweet treats while we wait. The stay at this hotel was wonderful and its location is phenomenal for all those tourists who want to be in the  heart of the city and that all important sights are near to you.

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this special fashion post from magical Dresden. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will explore one of the shopping spots in Italy. I just can’t wait to show you what my friends from McArthurGlen Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet and I have prepared for you guys.

OUTFIT

Sweater: Kiomi

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Sneaker: Christian Dior

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

How do you like this post? Do you like my special fashion outfit winter post? Have you prepared everything for this Fall? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

This post is sponsored by Dresden Tourist Board, Hyperion Dresden Hotel am Schloss from H-Hotels chain of hotels.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.

 

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Let’s talk about Munich…

Hello everyone! My dear travellers it’s time for a new post! I’m sure that you missed my travel stories a bit, so I prepared one for you today. An interesting story about the city of the pretzels (and a good beer) that I’m sure you’ve all heard. Welcome to Munich! Munich is the capital of the federal state of Bavaria. After Berlin and Hamburg, Munich is the third largest city in Germany. What do you think the number of inhabitants enjoy daily in delicious deacons such as pretzels and a beer? You do not know? You are not sure? Think about it… Well, I gave you the chance to guess, now be honest to say if you were close – 1.45, let’s answer the answer of 1.5 million, but if we include the outside area of the city, Munich counts nearly 2 million souls.

 

 

Who are the inhabitants of Munich? Some statistics say that a third of the population is made up of foreigners, some statistics on the other side show that half of the population of this lovely city in Bavaria are foreigners. You do not have to think a lot about the structure of the population because most of them are Turks, Yugoslavs and Italians. A similar structure is in Berlin, but the only difference people from Yugoslavia is much, much less.

I had the opportunity to enjoy this city with my friends from the Munich Tourist Board and the German National Railway – Deutche Bahn, who helped to transport little Marko from Zurich back to Germany, so he just paid a visit to Munich before returning home. Thank you, my dear friends, from my heart and also big thank you to my guides who have taken all my questions, I hope that I was not too boring for you! ?

 

 

Munich is an ideal city for exploring if you are a great fan of the city’s on foot tour because most of the city is turned into a pedestrian zone. I was there in August and there were very hot and you can feel the heat and of course even higher final sales in the stores so my photographer constantly complained about outdoor working conditions and “abuse” at Zara’s stores. Dear photographer, thank you for the patience and I must admit that I am happy to have you on board! ?

Munich is the real city of hedonism, you are surely wondering why? I just mentioned you the structure of the population, on the one hand we have people from Germany who conquer tourists with the famous Bavarian pastry, either salty or sweet, you will eat all of them with the delicious smile on your face! On the other hand, we have many people from Turkey who brought with them the baklavas, borek and other Turkish specialties. If you love all these specialties, you can freely say goodbye to nice slim-fit jeans, you will gain few pounds here in Munich. Believe me!

 

 

For the first time I found inspiration in accidental passers-by tourists sitting on stairs and resting their tired adventurous soul. I understand them completely and I also have a picture from these stairs, but I was so beautiful at 37 degrees, wet and fresh that it was not really representative, so we did not even try to edit that picture! ?

At the time of my visit to Munich, the city was renovated because they were preparing for a new tourist season. The city was not empty, on the contrary it was full of adventurers who used their vacation to visit this unusual German city.

 

 

If you have the opportunity to visit Munich, do not hesitate to do this, because I am sure this city will fulfill all your expectations. The true fans of architecture will enjoy in beauty of the magnificent facades and perfectly adapted tones of the facades complemented by cobblestones. If you are a huge fan of food and sweet treats like me, this is the perfect city for you! The food is at every step, you may be spending some euro more, but you will remember the sweet little pretzel that you ate on the main square in Munich. I was almost attacked by hungry pigeons, I really love animals and I want to feed them, but that hungry blogger in me activate it’s much better for them not to fight with me! Just kidding! 😀 I shared with them my pastry.

 

 

As far for shopping, it’s easy to find all the shops just because I was not very lucky, so some shops closed or moved them because of renovation the facades of the buildings in which the shops were currently located. Since I was miserable throughout this summer, I desperately spent time in all Zara stores across Germany and I bought a lot of things on the amazing final sales, the photographer obviously read me the map wrong on purpose, so we went on some “special” roads to Zara’s shops and passed along almost all the sights in the city, so we only found one ONE Zara store in Munich. Now when I start a new season of travelling, I think the photographer will first run into the shops to warm up. Now finally I can shop, that why I love winter! 😀

 

 

Munich is also known for its famous Oktoberfest festival, which traditionally begins at the end of September and lasts until the end of the first week of October. I did not have the opportunity to visit this event, but I heard the experiences of other people who are delighted with the spirit of the event itself. One of the legends say that these days instead of water, the beer flows through the streets of Munich and that all the buildings in this city become tasty like a pretzel! I wish someone would confirm me this myth! Who experienced the Oktoberfest in Munich should share own experience in the comments. I would like to hear everything about the magic of this event!

 

 

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this special travel post from Munich. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will explore one of the shopping spots in Italy. I just can’t wait to show you what my friends from McArthurGlen Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet and I have prepared for you guys.

At the end of this post, I would like to thank you for following my blog for whole summer season, this is officially the last post for this summer season. Next post will be the begging of new season on my blog, so I really hope that you will like it. 🙂

How do you like this post? Have you ever visited Munich? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the Oktoberfest? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

This post is sponsored by Tourist Board of Munich and Deutche Bahn.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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Story from Berlin: Can You keep a Secret?

Hi everyone, how are you today? Welcome to my new post! Last week, I promised you the continuation of a story from Berlin…

At first, I would like to thank my friends from the Berlin Tourist BoardVisit Berlin for the support which they have provided and the incredible patience which they have for me because my German is at the basic level and I teach it and I constantly “want” from them to talk me about Berlin’s interesting facts in German, so I will learn easier this language! So let’s start with our today’s adventure!

 

 

I promised to all of you that I would show you the famous Brandenburg Gate. When the previous post was taken, the gate was renovated. In Germany, they usually have a kind of custom to use summer holiday time for reconstruction of buildings of exceptional importance because they are preparing for the new autumn/winter season and then the largest number of tourists come to Germany, especially in Berlin.

 

 

In the previous post – LINK, I wrote you about the famous bus lines 100 and 200 that help you to “cruise” and get to know Berlin better. I showed you the famous Brandenburg gate, I have fulfilled the promise and now  I can slowly walk to another location that is very beautiful to me and you should visit it when you already found yourself in the heart of Germany.

 

 

Slowly, but surely we are approaching to a Parliament. This part of the city is new and the architecture itself is modernist. The Parliament building itself is an older building, but there are certain elements such as the famous glass dome that you see on almost all of the postcards that represent the city of Berlin is almost new. Of course, it is open to visitors, but it is reserved for the bravest and with the greatest patience as the crowds are unbearable, so most people give up on sightseeing.

 

 

I always like to come here on the shore, sometimes I lean on the fence and watch the boats which are full of tourists and they love to wave people on the shore. Sometimes you just have to admit that these smiling faces also make you happy and I’m always gladly wave them, especially to the children, because who can resist the children and their amazing smile.

I usually come here when something is “wrong” in my life and does not go exactly as I planned, I buy something to eat, usually it’s a piece of fruit cake with blended raspberries, so I play sorrow scene like Carrie Bradshaw in Paris, just in Berlin! (and without that perfect French music which you hear when you watch that famous scene in Paris!).

 

 

This time, I wasn’t sad, but very happy to bring you to my second favorite place in Berlin! Really, how can I be sad when I have this cheerful shirt which I bought at final sale in Zara for just 7 euros. It can only be a reason for celebration and new photoshoot.

I did not even plan this shooting, I already had these trousers and sneakers on me. I bought the shirt that day and called the photographer to ask him when we can take some new photos for the blog, I just got the answer: “What are you doing now?”. My standard answer: “I was in Zara, the final sales are on, so I have to tell you…”. A brief sigh and silence meant that I should stop with the story of Zara! You know that my photographer does not like Zara, he does not like discounts, he does not like shopping at all… After a minute, an SMS message arrived: “See you in front of Brandenburg in 20 minutes!”.

 

 

So it was like we planned, after 20 minutes and my dressing up in the second Zara store… On the way, I bought new trousers! Forgive me, but they were 9 euros, I had to buy them! There, who would say that this shirt will fit in with my outfit, this looks so good. It is true that what people say is best to do things that are not planned.

These pictures of Parliament are very important and a bit different to me, and again that little Marko with a great desire to make new photos and of course to make a new post. Who knows when this little child in me will eventually grow up, maybe sometimes, and maybe never.

 

 

I have not met my dear Angie (Angela Merkel), I am waiting for the day when she will give me the honorary blogging order of honor and keys of Berlin because I “cleared” all the most important steps and benches in her city. Please, if someone has “connections” please, help me to meet her. One of the neighbours tells me that she lives near the Brandenburg gate and everyone is happy when they see her in one of the surrounding butchers shops. I went a couple of times, spent the money there, but I did not meet my dear Angie.

OUTFIT

ShirtZara

Trousers: Burberry

Sneakers: Burberry

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

My dear fashionistas and travellers once again we have come to the end of post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Europe. I know that you loved the travel posts from July and now I will show you all the beauties of Salzburg and Linz! Next station: Austria!

How do you like this story about Berlin? How do you like my Italian classic outfit in some new Berliner style? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by Berlin Tourist Board – Visit Berlin and Burberry company. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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From Berlin with Love!

Hi everyone, how are you today? August has already started and showed us that the heat will not stop so easy, but I found I way to refresh myself. On the other hand, I have to admit that I am slowly getting used to these high temperatures, so I decided to keep my brain at least “cool” by writing a new post. Today, I decided to write about a city that gives me eternal inspiration, and on the other hand, a city that is my second home. Yes, I am writing you today a new story about Berlin.

Germany may be a little “hard and tight” country, but on the other hand, it is a country that offers many opportunities for everyone. Everything in live has its advantages and disadvantages, but at the end final results are amazing. Germany is not only one of the more powerful members of the European Union countries, but for some new, more modern professions like this one of my professions – blogging makes a real small paradise, where everything is arranged. In Germany, in every city, this programmatic way of life is simply felt, it’s just all planned, and you do not need to think about most common things. Every first day of the month you are charged with all the expenses for the current month, that in Germany the bills are paid in advance.

Berlin may be the capital of Germany, but it is not the main financial and socio-political center like Munich and Frankfurt. The most important thing is that this city is very close to my heart. Imagine my luck when I go to Lidl and buy nice chocolate for 60 cents and some interesting sweet cakes. It’s for me luck, in those little everyday ordinary things. Before I “get lost” in my blogging story, I would like to thank my friends from the Berlin Tourism Organization – Visit Berlin for wonderful cooperation.

 

 

The transportation card, ticket for bus, metro, s-bahn has risen to 2.70 euros, imagine that you are paying an extra ticket for the bicycle or baggage (believe me Germans rarely pay it, believe me, and this is also happening!). Good thing is that when you’re already in Berlin and you will just get over with the price of the ticket, what do the average usually tourists do? There is two lines that the Germans in Berlin despise, which are the famous line 100 and the line number 200. These are the two lines connecting the West Berlin Center to the East Center and these buses are always, but literally always crowded with the tourists who with the smile on their faces ask the driver in English “Brandenburg Gate ?!”.

Of course the driver, without a smile on his face, somehow managed to answer. “Ja, ja!” means Yes, yes … and the ride of the life can begin! By the way, of course, the older ladies with the bigger shop bags and shopping bags with wheels are entering, and they constantly complain about the lack of space and that an additional line should be introduced only for real Berliners. It’s all about everyday life, which makes Berlin a huge different world.

 

 

Of course, the tourists who are barely waiting to see this famous gate constantly ask how many stations there are to the gate, and Berliners just say you can’t miss it easily! I have to be honest, I did not trust people when they told me how people cried when they saw the Brandenburg Gate… Then I witnessed when the two girls fairly cried and jumped out of luck that they saw the gate from the bus. It was perhaps understandable to me, they were young and who knows how much they were collecting money from their student pocket money to come to visit Berlin.

Interesting! Well, I forgot to explain bus line 200 to you, it also connects the Eastern part with the West, but the route is a bit different, and one of the stops is the famous Mall of Berlin, a shopping centre. You gonna love it! Shopping centre is huge and there is a lot of brands there, I’m sure you will find something nice for you there! ?

 

 

So, that’s why I decided one summer afternoon this year, I decided to go on the ride with famous line 100! I came to the gate, the sun was very strong, all that heat, but somehow the Brandenburg Gate gave me the reasons for a smile on my face. You can also see how all that space is photogenic and that it is always full of people. If you want to find out what the “sea of people” looks like, you can see it every day in front of this famous gates.

 

 

In this post, we did not make the photos of the gate, because as you can see the sun it was too strong and the gate was renovated (we did not know that information when we went to the location for shooting), but in the next post you will have the opportunity to see the Brandenburg Gate in the best edition, arranged and renovated.

 

 

In the next outfit fashion post, I take you to a tour of Parliament in Berlin and of course I will fulfill my promise to show you the Brandenburg Gate. If by any chance you feel the urge to cry, at least you will do it in the comfort of your home and you will be ready when you see this same gate in live. I will admit that I cried when I saw the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but I was 10 years old, the excitement made my own. I cried at the age of 26 when I learned that I would go to India and after a few months the same situation for Morocco I repeated the same. As you can see I haven’t been made from stone! ?

 

 

OUTFIT

T-ShirtZara

Trousers: Burberry

Sneakers: Burberry

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

 

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Morocco. I know that you loved the posts from Morocco which I’ve published in July. That also will be the last post from the special series of posts about Morocco.

How do you like this story about Berlin? How do you like my Italian classic outfit in some new Berliner style? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by Visit Berlin.
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Once upon a time in Berlin…

 

Hi everyone, how are you today? I sincerely hope that this winter has not ruined your good mood these days. Maybe I could cheer you up a little, I will share one fun fact with you that Berlin is these days much colder than I expected and that I really admire people how they manage to do their everyday routine. Today, I will write about the city where I spend more than 200 days per year and I am very proud to call that city as my other home – Berlin! I would like to thank the Tourism Board of city of Berlin – Visit Berlin for support. Thank you guys! 🙂

 

 

Life on the Belgrade-Berlin relation is not so easy, but I must admit that it’s much easier for me when I hear that all the most beautiful cities names in the world begin with letter B. Well, of course it’s a great compliment! Berlin, as I suppose you know is the main capital of Germany. Do you know what nickname the tourists gave Berlin? The city which never sleeps! Simply Berlin is a European city that never sleeps, even when the metro is closed…

How did I get to Berlin? I still think about that, but I think it was a destiny call for job, a paid flight ticket and a smile on my face are the main reasons that I might have the opportunity to change my life. As I remember it was like yesterday, a one rainy day in November. I didn’t allow the rain to ruin my special day, I immediately went to the hotel to leave my stuff. Exploring of the city and refreshing my memory was my first task for the first day a little because it was not my first “meeting” with this beautiful city.

 

 

I bought some sandwich, just sat on some “improvised” bench and I just started to watch people on the street trying to imagine myself in a suit or some nice coat how I’m running in the metro to catch the train because I will late for work. Pretty tense, is not it? Germany is a country in which rules are known in advance, there is almost no exceptions. Bills must be paid in advance by the first day of the month. I will only say a very well organised country.

Finally, day D came – interview with an employer. Shortly after stepping into the office building, I realised that this place wasn’t for me. Of course, the interview ended well, so I got a nice job offer, but I knew that this place was definitely not for me. Yeah, I know maybe you will say I’m a childish person, but I’m a big dreamer so please don’t ruin my hopes! 🙂

 

 

After the interview, I started to look the Berlin with some another eyes, because I was far from my goal – life in Germany. All right, I will survive! I was sure that there would be a chance that would suit me completely. I was lost in my minds, I walked the streets with some sad face, smile had gone. At one point someone tapped me on the shoulder with the words: “Oh my God, is it possible ?! Marko, is that you? “- It was my friend Ines, who moved to Berlin after being married. Fortunately, she ended up that day with the job and we headed for coffee right away.

After that typical talk and questions about family, health and everyday matters, Ines asked me one simple question. Why I came to Berlin? I explained to her that I had come for a job interview and that I was not really satisfied, and I would like to stay in Germany. Her question: “Marko, what do you think  about some job where you are going to work with German companies and International companies as well and occasionally to come to Berlin just to say hello? I have to tell you, your blog is absolutely amazing, I love it! “.

Ines is my colleague, my marketing soul. She has achieved her dreams, she has been employed in one of the most successful PR agencies in Germany. Suddenly, her husband called her called her, so she had to hurry home, she just gave me a business card and told me to come tomorrow morning and she would explain everything to me, she was sure that I would like her proposal.

After a sudden interesting meeting and conversation with my good friend I got some new hope, I wanted to yell so loud: “Berlin, here I come!”. I literally bounced off to the hotel, knowing that working with Ines is very funny because she is similar to me and nothing does not hold us in one place at all. It’s all nice, but I forgot to buy a metro ticket because of my happiness. Thanks God for not having control that day in metro!

 

 

New day has come, new hopes, it’s time for new victories! I was singing whole morning while I was dressing up for the meeting and slowly I headed towards to the address that was on the business card. A totally different feeling than yesterday, a beautiful building, people kinda cheerful, I said to myself: “Yes, that’s it!”. While I was trying to explain to the secretary why I came to Ines, she (Ines) by her good old customs, quietly came in and yelled “Hey blogger boy, come here we have some work to do!”. Ines and her pranks, you just need some time to understand her! ?

As we sat and talked, I lost myself in counting cakes and all those sweets and even big chocolate cakes began to arrive. Ines told me that I’m a goddamn lucky man because I came to their “Sweet Day” in the office when companies for which they work send them products to cheer them up. When I saw the conditions for work I would agree to work as a cleaner, cakes are acceptable to pay my bills! ?

We had a nice chit chat and finally we went over to the thing I came for. The whole thing was based on my blog that I opened just to entertain myself and finally that I have some place where I will be able to show people my love for life, fashion and to share some lifestyle tips and of course to entertain others with my posts. I have never had in mind that I would have the opportunity to earn something from my blog. It was so early!

 

 

I’m listening to Ines, in half of the fairy tale I’ve lost… I’ve already imagined myself on all those nice places she mentioned to me. I kept silent for about twenty minutes (wow that was a record for me!), I thought I would pass out! She mentioned that she immediately has excellent clients for me and that we can sign the contract tomorrow, I can bring contact with me to read it well and see what will happen to Mr.M blog.

Ines gave me an interesting red card, it was a beautiful red color. It was Berlin Welcome Card (a tourist card that gives tourists many benefits in Berlin). Thank to her I had my transportation card for the next 5 days! She saved me for the next 5 days and I managed to do something nice and see some new sights in Berlin. I mentioned that the Welcome Berlin card offers various benefits, discounts, and some attractions you can visit completely for free, while for certain you have special discounts that may mean a lot.

The best thing is a transport ticket for all three zones is included in the price. Berlin has A, B and C zones, and when you use the transport irrelevant whether it is a subway, S-Bahn or bus, you have to be careful that you have a proper ticket, otherwise you need to pay a fee if the controller comes! ? Transportation in Berlin is not cheap, so it’s best to check out the Welcome Berlin Card website and see the program that will fit your needs for your stay in Berlin. Berlin is no longer so far away, there are low cost flights, sometimes some good promo fares and for few hours there is you in Berlin!

A year and a half later, my life turned 1720 degrees! (360 degrees is too small for me! :D)      It’s the same Berlin, but a bit more beautiful version of little Marko who can say he is happy with his life. Oh yes, Berlin is my city of dreams! You know that famous sentence: “Come to Hollywood, here all dreams become real!”. I think that you can achieve your dreams a bit closer, perhaps in your neighborhood, somewhere in Europe. I found my Hollywood in Germany so you can try to find yours somewhere, or maybe you can try your luck in Germany why not?! Berlin is always there to welcome you!

Why do I love Berlin? Since I’m Virgo in the horoscope, at least once in your life I’m sure that you heard how Virgos are real maniacs when it comes about work and doing some things on time. That’s what I liked in Germany – Everything is on time! Whether it’s only a matter of transportation or the provision of some other service, regularity and quality is something I highly value. Their standard of living is far above ours in Serbia for example, but stop! Think about it? Just imagine yourself how you work in Berlin, you have some costs of living there, apartment, bills, food, clothes. Don’t worry, you will be able to do it, maybe you will save something and you will travel a little. It is important that you do what you love and everything is much easier!

 

How do you like this combination? How did you like Berlin? I would like to hear your opinion! Have you ever been in Berlin? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social networks, you can find on the CONTACT page.

We’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

OUTFIT:

Jacket: Burberry

Turtle-Neck Sweater: Pal Zileri

Trousers: Burberry

Scarf: Burberry

Sneakers: Tod’s

 

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r

 

 

This post is sponsored by Tourism Board of Berlin and Tod’s S.p.A.
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Dresden: The City of Kings

Hello everyone! How are you today? I sincerely hope that you are well. In today’s post, I will try to show you all the beauties of a German city, which is better known as the “City of Kings”. Dresden is the capital of the federal province of Germany – Saxony. In Dresden there are about 500,000 inhabitants, but if we consider the wider city area and the municipality then the number is considerably higher, with about 800,000 inhabitants. The city is located in the valley of the Elbe river and thanks to this fact the town is decorated with precious bridges.

 

 

Dresden represents the main cultural, political and economic center. Because of its cultural and historical significance Dresden got its name – “Florence on Elbe”. I have to admit that this city has been quite remind me of Vienna because of its architecture.

Prior to the end of the Second World War, Dresden was bombed and most of the city was destroyed (there are various sources of information, but more than 80% of the city is destroyed). A lot of people have died, and the attack on the city is still under mysteries today and intrigues many historians. After the end of the war, the city was restored as well as many monuments of historical significance.

 

 

The city is really fascinating and easy to “recognize” from other typical German cities. When you walk around the city you simply don’t have the feeling that you are in Germany. I had the opportunity to enjoy in the beauties of the city with the little help of the Tourism Board of the City of Dresden. Thank you!

 

 

Since I came early in the city it was quite reasonable that the city was quiet, but after I realized that the city was so peaceful and really quiet, you will see people, but it’s not like Berlin or some other big city that you have feeling the “noise” of the city. I have to admit that it is perfectly suited to me, because I always wanted to get rid of the sound of the rails in the metro and to get out of big town for a while.

 

 

The city is one of the real artistic work, if you maybe get lost yourself in some street, you will be amazed by the beauty of details that decorate city and the buildings. I was “lost” for a whole weekend!

The sound of the music, street artists who by the sound of their instruments simply make you lose the notion of time and at least feel the magic of some past times… I spiced it up a little with a Reforma cake that I couldn’t eat in a pastry shop because it was not enough space for seating! Believe me I don’t regret! I thought people would think I was crazy as I ate cake in the middle of the street, but in the end it turned out that it was all right. 🙂

 

 

In the heart of the city is the Zwinger Castle. A unique building, somewhat like the Versailles castle like in Paris, but because of its large outdoor area, the castle itself was mostly used for festive occasions. The most important “star” in Dresden is located in this castle, a large golden crown that everyone is coming to take photos of that famous crown as I do and I finally realised that I have made 325 pictures of the crown itself and 700 pictures of the city… “The Crown Gate” is on the one of the entrances in the old part of town. Only the name says – Crown. The crown is one of the reasons that everyone is coming to Dresden…

 

 

At the beginning of this post I mentioned to you that Dresden was bombed at the very end of the Second World War and whether you might have wondered why Allied forces bombed the city like Dresden at the very end? Dresden has always been distinguished from all other cities, primarily because of its cultural importance, and it was also the strongest cultural centre in Germany. Residents are particularly proud of this fact and they thought Dresden was the cultural “cradle” of Germany and that it was the place where this story should start from. Because of all this, the allies decided to bomb the city at the end of the war. After all those dark times, Dresden and its inhabitants make it so easy and the city was quickly restored. The city administration today is investing in the reconstruction and maintenance of the city and monuments of historical importance.

 

 

Now let’s go over on some interesting and fun things. Many of you, on social media, wondered how much time it takes to get around Dresden… The answer to that question lies in yourself. Everything depends on your condition and how much you can chime during the day. The other thing that interests all of you is whether you want to visit the city and see some buildings and monuments or you want to see the museums how much time you need to explore city. If you want to visit a city without a museum, you could make as one day excursion (again it all depends on where you are traveling and which transportation you will use: car, bus, train or a plane). My best advice is to spend at least one night in Dresden. As in every city in Germany and in Dresden there are hotels for everyone’s budget.

 

 

“If I have enough of the time which museums I can visit?”

Dresden is a city that has a rich history and there are plenty of museums, but if you already have a little more time you can visit the Military Museum and exhibitions in the Dresden Castle. The Military museum is located on the central periphery and I advise you to use the tram while the castle is in the city centre, so you don’t need to use transportation.

 

Military Museum

After several years of construction and various changes to the construction project the Military Museum of the Bundeswehr finally was opened.

 

 

The museum follows the development of Germany from the early beginning of history to the present. It was an interesting exhibition of animals used in the war for centuries. It is not advisable to take the children with you because certain pictures are disturbing. The museum is very modern and interactive, if you have time I think you should pay a visit to the Bundeswehra Museum.

 

Das Residenzschloss – Dresden Castle

The castle is located in the heart of Dresden. There are many interesting exhibitions, with special exhibitions such as the Royal Jewellery Collections, the Golden Age and the Chamber of the Ottoman Empire history.

 

 

 

A special collection of the Royal jewels can’t be photographed as a visitor-tourist or as a media representative. The collection is extraordinary and it is one of the rare and largest collections of royal jewels and items of exceptional value throughout Europe.

On the second floor there are artwork that can be photographed, certain objects you can see in the pictures above. The museum itself is divided into several themed areas.

 

 

 

I think you should visit the castle and you can enjoy the beauty of these items of unpredictable value and find out something new. It’s always good to learn something new, every new experience and knowledge makes a man richer and better.

 

 

Especially interesting is the exhibition which is showing the Ottoman Empire history. Really fascinating exhibition, I really enjoyed! That was the most beautiful two hours spent in my life.

 

 

Dresden: Where to eat?

We went to museums, we learned something new, maybe we could eat something nice! ?

There are plenty of cool restaurants that are affordable but of course you can always choose fast food restaurants, but if you want to try real German specialties or to feel exotic Asian food in the centre of Dresden it will be better for you to visit these restaurants.

My first suggestion is the Felix restaurant, located in the centre of the city. The restaurant is a modern and urban. This is a place where you can always try the unbelievable tastes of Asian cuisine. Of course, there is a classic menu, but to enjoy in Asian cuisine and to have a stunning view from the 6th floor just to see famous crown is an unbelievable feeling. Apart from the restaurant within the complex there are apartments, so you can make your trip even better!

 

 

 

If you want to feel the right German cuisine, my recommendation is Sophienkeller. Prices are affordable if you consider it to be in the heart of Dresden and that the food is of excellent quality.

 

Where to stay in Dresden?

In Dresden there are plenty of hotels that are really affordable to everyone’s pocket, but my sincere recommendation is the Hyperion Hotel am Schloss which is located in the center of the city. By name you can find that the hotel is located near the castle, which is a great thing and allows you to easily and without using the transportation to explore Dresden.

 

 

Okay, now you know some tips what you should do in Dresden, where you can eat, where you can stay… I think we miss something… I think that activity is well known to everyone, and guess what it’s a SHOPPING. At the beginning before I write some recommendations, you should know that in Dresden are mostly multi-brand stores. To whom this type of stores is unknown, these are the stores that have more brands in their offer. So far, I had positive experiences with such stores, in some cases it happened that the things of certain brands on discounts were cheaper than discounting in the official stores of those brands. Sales in their official flagship stores are from 30% to 40%, and in multi-brand stores you can find the same or similar model at a discount of up to 70% on sale.

Since I’m a male fashion blogger, guys, I think you should visit the stores I recommend. If you can’t remember, leave it to your dear ladies…  Sometimes women know better and have better memory for these things than men, so it will be much easier to take your dear lady  for a nice shopping spree.

 

Recommendations:

Prüssing & Köll – If you are a fan of the classic style and timeless elegance, this is the right place for you! You need a new coat, maybe a new suit? This store really has everything you need to be elegant. Of course, this is not just a fashion paradise for men, it’s also a heaven for ladies. If you love classic trousers, my dear ladies here will surely find them and of course much much more! Address: Heinrichstraße 5. You can find this store on the MAP.

LUI Menswear – another great “fashion” address in Dresden! Are you a fan of Italian style? You follow the latest fashion trends? I think you’ll definitely like this store. Address: Neumarkt 6 – MAP.

Schneiderei und Herrenmode Küchler – This charming tailor salon has left an incredible impression on me, because my grandfather was also a tailor. He also made beautiful suits and trousers for men. Memories are a real miracle! The owner of this salon has a longstanding experience and he is willing to follow all the latest fashion trends. All the materials are exclusively purchased from Germany, and I have to admit that the suits are very affordable if you know that you will get a quality suit that is tailored to fit you perfectly. Rates range are from 150 euros to 500 euros depending on the material and the model of the suit itself. A very interesting salon, if you need a nice and quality suits just pay a visit to this tailor salon! Address: Leipziger Str. 82 – MAP.

 

Now I would like to write some nice recommendation for ladies too! Of course, men can find something for themselves, but the accent is on the clothes for ladies.

 

Silbermann Fashion – This is a true fashion paradise for all high-end fashion brands lovers. The small department store, as I called it, has everything that you need to look amazing. Like all the things in life that have that famous BUT, in this case that’s a price. You can use final sales at the moment so you can find great fashion pieces. You just need the luck to find your size, if you find it that means you are the lucky one and you will surely have the nice item which will last for several seasons.

Altmarkt Galerie Dresden – Shopping mall in the heart of Dresden. It has about 200 shops of famous street and high-end brands. In this mall, you can find brands like H&M and all the luxurious famous brands like Hugo Boss. If you have time, I think you should visit this great shopping mall and to spend some nice and quality time there.

 

Well, I think you learned something new today and that you’ve got plenty of practical tips how to spend time in Dresden. Dresden is a beautiful city and I think everyone will find what looks for. Whether you’ve come to enjoy art, architecture or food, Dresden is here for you to fulfill all your wishes.

 

 

My travel diary is richer for a new one experience, and I went home with a smile on my face and a suitcase full of things which I didn’t dress on because of low temperatures… But I have amazing memories for a lifetime.

I sincerely hope that you enjoyed this post and that you are ready for a new adventure, maybe it’s time to visit Dresden. I think Dresden will welcome you! It’s almost Eastern, did you make some plans for holidays?  I would like to take another opportunity to thank my friends from the Tourism Board of city of Dresden on this wonderful experience.

 

 

We’ll see again the next week where I’ll show you two outfits in one post that I’ve photographed in this beautiful city. If you have a question, comment, suggestion, or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as you have always been able to contact me via mail or social media, everything you can find it on the CONTACT page.

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by the Tourism Board of the City of Dresden. The devices used to make these photos are Alpha 7r and RX100 Mark V thanks to Sony.
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