Berlin in less than 48 Hours

The last 40 hours in Berlin was so enriching and worth it. To be able to walk through the war-stained streets and be so close to the center of history. In the short time we did: free 3 hour walking tour from an expert guide, hunt for famous Currywurst, Reichstag visit, Berlin Wall(of cos), Rittersport world, Pergamon museum.

Here’s a list of things we did in less than 2 days.

Day 1

  1. Lunch, Einstein
    Had to have a schnitzel since I was in Germany. Cheated myself to think I was eating healthy, since it came with lots of steamed vegetables. My friend had german pasta, Spätzle.
  2. 3-hour Free Walking Tour
    This was a gem. History condensed.
  3. Gendarmenmarkt
    What’s interesting about this square is that there are two cathedrals here, one French and one German. Both were first constructed between 1701- 1708, and they look similar.
  4. Dinner, Dressler
    This was chanced upon. We really wanted to order their lobster main & bisque – but apparently a big group came in earlier in the day, and beat us to it. I was kept happy with my prawn pasta though.

Day 2

  1. Reichstag – Free tour
    To visit, you’ll have to book your slots in advance. Come by a day or two earlier with your Photo IDs. I really appreciate the symbol of old and new.
  2. East Side Gallery
    Originally about 160km, what remains is this 1.3km long mural wall.
  3. Lunch, Curry 36
    Apparently the “Original” and most famous. We tried both versions, with and without skins. Can’t tell the difference.
  4. Ritter Sport
    Went crazy buying almost 30 Euros worth of chocolate, because you just can’t get some flavours elsewhere. There was also a long queue waiting to make customized chocolate. Get creative with your creations here. 
  5. Museum Island
    A UNESCO site with 5 museums here – Since I had limited time, I only went to the Pergamon.  (There was a crazy long queue to the Alte Nationalgalerie)
  6. Dinner, Sra Bua by Tim Raue
    Ending the trip with class, not at the Michelin-starred original, but with equal starred treatment and food.
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