Another city where I felt comfortable. Again perhaps this could be the German heritage that made it so but whatever it may be, this is certainly a city I would return to in a heartbeat. Our Airbnb was situated in Freidrichshain, a part of the city that has seen a lot of change.
First order of business was to see the famous East Side Gallery where we accidentally walked the entire 1.3km. By this point of our trip, 1.3km is a short stroll in comparison. We also got to try our first official German schnitzel at a local takeaway (two thumbs up). The sad highlight of our day was buying a face washer!
Travel tip: when travelling the best way to feel really clean when you are using different showers every few days in a new city is via a washer. We frequently use one at home and didn’t bring one with us on our long foray around Europe. We certainly showered well that night!
The next day was our tourist day, where we visited Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and went to Prater Biergarten. We also consumed the very important currywurst (twice!) and had a proper German pretzel.
The following day became a shopping day as it began to rain fairly heavily. After getting soaked buying the all important Harley Davidson Berlin shirt for my father, we had a chill day that involved doner kebab (spelled kebap here) and buying some necessary items like new umbrellas!
All in all we had a fabulous time in Berlin and can’t wait to return. As expected, many photos below of our adventures.
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