This city has been on my bucket list for a very long time and in 2016 we finally arranged to go and visit this gigantic metropolis on the Bosporus. I was so excited to spend three days in the fabulous city of Istanbul. From Berlin there are not many destinations where you can fly directly, so we chose Lufthansa and flew via Munich to Istanbul. We arrived at Atatürk Airport and decided to take the underground into the city. We took the M1 and M2 metro line to get to Taksim Square. From there we walked down the famous shopping mile Istiklal Avenue to get to our stylish hotel called Room Mate Kerem which is centrally located just off Istiklal Avenue next to the British Consulate. Great place to stay, stylish and modern, clean and spacious, nice staff and breakfast. My only recommendation would be to ask for a room towards the rear of the hotel as it can get quite noisy throughout the night and in the mornings. Below are some of our experiences during our trip, which we hope you find interesting. We loved this city and would definitely go back. But next time maybe not in March as it was still quite cold and this city must be even more amazing in warmer temperatures!!