Going to Amsterdam for a weekend is nice, but let’s step it up a bit and go a bit farther: Paris. Plenty of direct flights exist from Berlin, and thanks to budget airlines holding considerable market share in Europe, prices are generally quite low. In my specific case, my planes took off and landed at the inferior of the two city’s airports: Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) and Paris Orly (ORY). But they got me there and in the end, that’s all that matters.
I would stay in Paris for two days in early December and, while it was cold, it was absolutely worth it. In addition, it was not a holiday so there were a bit fewer tourists than there might be just a couple of weeks later, during the Christmas holidays. See the gallery below for some of my Parisian impressions and tips.