And so the European Adventures continue
I’m not quite sure why we put Berlin on the list of cities to visit or if we just needed a stop in between Krakow and Prague (which is our next stop) but I grabbed us an AirBnB downtown and started compiling a list of tourist stops that we should see.
We landed in Berlin late on Weds around 10 pm. I spent the next hour plotting out a walking route. Yes I’m that much of a planner, but then it leaves us more time to relax once we’re done. We spent 3 hours in the AirBnB on Thursday just chilling and napping cause it was too hot to walk around outside.
Where to Stay:
Our AirBnB: While it was lovely, it’s hard to enjoy a place during a heat wave, with no AC (spoiled North Americans). The bed was lovely, but we were given 2 single bed duvet covers (no fighting for the sheets) and the pillows were a bit lumpy but otherwise a great location to get downtown.
Places to See:
- Brandenburg Gate (Top Left of Map)
- Reichstag (Above Gate – Not on Map Image)
- Hitler’s Bunker Location (Right By Steel Vintage Bikes where we had breakfast)
- Topography of Terror (Near Bottom Left)
- Checkpoint Charlie (Middle of Map)
Ok so first stop was the Brandenburg Gate.
Up next, the parliament building, Reichstag…
We passed through the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe.
And found ourselves at the Topography of Terrors, including part of the Berlin Wall!
We found 3 really good places to eat. As we were really only there for 1 day, we needed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Places We Ate:
- Steel Vintage Bikes – We both had the drip coffee and eggs, bacon and beans bowls. I was able to order gluten-free bread here!
- Chipps – I had a chia bowl with fruit and a green smoothie. My body was craving greens so this was a perfect stop for lunch.
- Zur Kleinen Markethalle: We wanted authentic German food for dinner so we headed here after a nice siesta all afternoon. Mike ordered the crispy chicken specialty and I had blood sausage with sauerkraut (I won’t post a pic as it’s just not pretty to look at).
While a great place to visit, I wouldn’t jump at the chance to tell someone they MUST visit.