I have the privilege to be in Germany for the next week and a half and I thought I’d share some of the highlights of my trip!

Cologne

First stop is Cologne, with its most important monument being the Kölner Dom, aka the Cologne Cathedral! It is really hard to take a nice picture of the whole thing because it’s huge and tall!

Other great spots to visit are “places,” or -platz all around the city. Consider them as terraces where people eat and drink (!) all day long. Kölsh is the beer over there and it’s pretty decent!

Koelnnmesse

gamescom celebrated its 10 year anniversary this year! It is probably one, if not, the biggest gaming convention in the world with over 300,000 people visiting every year!

From Tuesday to Saturday, I’ve worked as a demoist for the video game For Honor made by Ubisoft Montreal. For every pod, one dev team member and three other people got to play the new “Breach” game mode coming out in the latest expansion on October 16th. Playing with the fans was an awesome experience and we would give them tips & tricks throughout the whole demo! It was a blast!

I’ve met so many fans of our game and I’m glad I’ve experienced this with my colleagues & friends! Showing what we’ve made to the world means a lot to us! We had an amazing week in Cologne. Thanks to everyone who came to the booth!

Here’s a little recap with video what happened at Kölnmesse this week. See you later Cologne!

Berlin

This was not my first time in Berlin, but it was always one of the most beautiful cities I’ve visited. I’ve always wanted to make a proper homage to the place so I’ve made this video. Me and two good friends visited the city last weekend and we’ve stayed around the area of Mitte, which is considered as the central borough of Berlin and contains most of the city’s important landmarks.

Our adventure starts and also ends at Brandenburg Gate. It is considered as the most famous landmark of Berlin and is now a symbol of peace and unity. From there, we took a City Tour bus to visit some of the most important areas of Berlin. Just naming a few places, we saw the remains of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, Alexanderplatz and much much more! It is a great and fast way to visit the city!

One of the most important parts of the adventure was our visit to the Tiergarten, Berlin’s largest and most popular inner-city park. In this park, you can find historical landmarks such as the Victory Column and the Beethoven-Haydn-Mozart Memorial. There is also the important Soviet War Memorial that commemorates the fallen Soviet soldiers who fell in the Battle of Berlin in April to May 1945

The last area that we’ve visited was the Holocaust Memorial. I will not lie, I felt uncomfortable & distressed walking down the tall slabs of concrete trying to find my way out. It is a powerful landmark that sends a very powerful message. When visiting the museum inside, I had to sit down at one point because it was very hard to read about the history of what happened during the war. I will never forget this visit to the memorial and it’s easily my highlight of the trip.

Thanks for watching and I hope the footage in this video will make you want to visit this beautiful city one day.

-Nico🤞