Berlin

I'm a list maker and a sort of part time journal maker, on my recent trip to Berlin I kept a brief journal documenting the sights we saw and the food we ate. Rather than write a long blog post I decided to keep it informal with what we managed to fit into four nights in the beautiful German capital.  

 

Day one

Halloumi and falafel for lunch, walk to the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag. Tiergarten and war memorial then the Holocaust Memorial and harrowing information centre. Hot chocolate then the gate at night time then a walk to Alexanderplatz to the Christmas market. Pommes and trdelník for dinner.

 Trees in Tiergarten  

Trees in Tiergarten  

 Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

Day two

Breakfast at Cafe Fleury and a day at Museuminsel - Altes Nationale Galerie for Impressionist painting, Nues Museum for Egyptian artefacts, Alte Museum for Roman and Greek artefacts. Pizza for lunch in between. Vegan banquet at Kopps followed by an apple mojito at the quirky bar next door.

 Altes Nationalgalerie  

Altes Nationalgalerie  

 On Museuminsel

On Museuminsel

Day three

Banana and chocolate waffles for breakfast. Berlin Wall and the memorial centre. Train to the East Side Gallery stopping at Mr Vegan for vegan wurst. Walk along the wall stopping to take pictures of the murals. Train to Alexanderplatz and a quick wander around the square before heading to Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart. Highlights - Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer - the rest of the gallery felt like an ordeal. 30 minute walk home through the city then burritos for dinner. 

 East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

 Anselm Kiefer at Hamburger Bahnhof

Anselm Kiefer at Hamburger Bahnhof

Day four

Fry up breakfast with vegan sausages at Chipps, then Checkpoint Charlie. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church before hot chocolate and a mini ice cream at Bikini Berlin. Train to Schloss Charlottenburg, wander around the grounds visiting the Belvedere then hot apple juice at the Christmas market. Home via the Neue Synagogue. Burger and sweet potato fries at Tommi's.

 Inside Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Inside Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

 Schloss Charlottenburg  

Schloss Charlottenburg