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.
- 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.
- 3-hour Free Walking Tour
This was a gem. History condensed.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- East Side Gallery
Originally about 160km, what remains is this 1.3km long mural wall.
- Lunch, Curry 36
Apparently the “Original” and most famous. We tried both versions, with and without skins. Can’t tell the difference.
- 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.
- 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)
- Dinner, Sra Bua by Tim Raue
Ending the trip with class, not at the Michelin-starred original, but with equal starred treatment and food.