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My last 24 Hours in Berlin

Our second day in Berlin was a really busy one, we covered a distance of over 10 km walking. We were running around the city from one end to the other to see as many things as possible in the least time.
Berlin Subway train leaving the Stadmitte station
Berlin Subway train leaving the Stadmitte station
The morning started in Mitte again from our hotel. We took the U6 line from the Stadtmitte station north to the Friederichstra├če station. Our destination was museum Island. The island is located in the middle of the city were many museums are located along with the city’s cathedral.

Zeughaus Flee Market & Curry Wurst

Before arriving we came across a flee market on the other bank of the river from Museum Island at Zeughaus. My wife was particularly interested in taking a look at the antiques that were on display. I immediately noticed a nearby currywurst van. I was very eager to taste if their currywurst was any different from the one I ate in the shopping center.This bratwurst was of another level, it was way better than the one I had the day before. My advice, get yours from a street vendor and you’ll enjoy it much more. The main difference was the sauce. In the shopping center they used a commond ketchup while on the street it was different having a more vinegarish taste.
Curry-Wurst, our streetfood snack on our last day in Berlin Germany in January 2020
Curry-Wurst, our streetfood snack on our last day in Berlin Germany in January 2020

Museum Island

This is the place to go if you are looking to see some art expos. The island has a beautiful park at its center where, during the summer time, you can also enjoy a picnic or eat someting out. We didn’t have all that much time so we just looked around without visiting any exhibition unfortunately. We’ll have to do it next time.

Museum view on Berlin's Museum Island during our holiday/stay in Germany in 2020
Museum view on Berlin’s Museum Island during our holiday/stay in Germany in 2020
Berlin's Cathedral on Museum Island in central Berlin, Germany
Berlin’s Cathedral on Museum Island in central Berlin, Germany

A Bonus Location

As I mentioned in the previous article, my wife has a friend who lives in Berlin that gave us some valuable tips on where to go and where to eat. This is a very trendy bakery among locals which deserves to be visited. The name of the place is: Zeit f├╝r Brot at Alte Sch├Ânhauser Stra├če, 4. The closest station is Rosa-Luxemburg Platz.
Interior of Zeit f├╝r Brot at Alte Sch├Ânhauser Stra├če, 4 perfect place for a nice coffee and cake.
Interior of Zeit f├╝r Brot at Alte Sch├Ânhauser Stra├če, 4 perfect place for a nice coffee and cake.
 Zeit f├╝r Brot at Alte Sch├Ânhauser Stra├če, 4 one of the trendy cake/bread/coffee shops in Berlin Germany
Zeit f├╝r Brot at Alte Sch├Ânhauser Stra├če, 4 one of the trendy cake/bread/coffee shops in Berlin Germany
The interior is very pretty, I must admit you need a bit of luck to find somewhere to sit on the weekend, as a lot of people flock to this store. We had a cappuccino, a chocolate cruller and a chocolate cake which was a bomb! It was delicious but a little bit on the heavy side as you can imagine. Also this was probably the best coffee we had during our stay in Berlin.
The sweets and cappuccino we had at Zeit f├╝r Brot at Alte Sch├Ânhauser Stra├če, 4
The sweets and cappuccino we had at Zeit f├╝r Brot at Alte Sch├Ânhauser Stra├če, 4

Next Stop Alexander Platz

Waiting for the train at the Alexanderplatz underground station in Berlin Germany
Waiting for the train at the Alexanderplatz underground station in Berlin Germany
There isn’t all that much to see there, but it is one of those places that attracts tourists for whatever reason. I had been there but my wife hadn’t yet. That is the only reason we walked there after our stop at the bakery. In Alexanderplatz you’ll find stores and restaurants and of course the famous Berlin TV tower. Also most of the city U and S lines pass by here so it is a good place to regroup and get on to the next location to visit. And that’s exactly what we did.
The Berlin TV Tower, one of the German city's iconic landmarks
The Berlin TV Tower, one of the German city’s iconic landmarks

East Side Gallery

Waiting for the U1/U3 Train to the East Side Gallery in Berlin Germany.
Waiting for the U1/U3 Train to the East Side Gallery in Berlin Germany. (He really looks like I pissed him off…)
At the end of the U1/U3 line is the Warschauer Stra├če station which is right next to the so called East Side Gallery. The East Side Gallery is a stretch of the Berlin wall which is still standing which has been used as canvas for some amazing graffiti. I’m sure that you have seen some of them on TV or on social media before.
One of the most iconic graffiti on the Berlin wall visible at the East Side Gallery
One of the most iconic graffiti on the Berlin wall visible at the East Side Gallery
One of the graffiti on the Berlin wall visible at the East Side Gallery
One of the graffiti on the Berlin wall visible at the East Side Gallery

Beer And Ribs Evening

After this stop we were really wrecked and decided to take a break back in our hotel room. But this was no the end of our day we still had one thing left to do. We had planned to meet my wife’s friend at a fantastic beer and food restaurant. The name of the place is: BRLO Brwhaus. They have have a huge selection of artisanal beers.

Beers available at the BRLO Brwhaus, hip place in Berlin to do some artisanal Beer with some great side dishes
Beers available at the BRLO Brwhaus, hip place in Berlin to do some artisanal Beer with some great side dishes

What we did is order a beer tasting board which brings you a selection of 5 beer to taste. We also ordered a larger beer each and some food. In particular we ordered some smoked pork ribs and winter asparagus. Everything was delicious and I think for the type of place it is the value was very good too.

What the Beer Tasting Serving at BRLO Brwhaus looks like
What the Beer Tasting Serving at BRLO Brwhaus looks like
Our order of ribs to accompany our beers at BRLO Brwhaus in Berlin, Germany

One Last Stop

The morning after we only had a few hours to kill, the temperature outdoors was really cold so we had a coffee and the lunch. And what a meal that was. We had a D├Âner Kebab in a small store just across the street from Hackescher Markt S-line station. The name was Mustafa Demir’s Gem├╝se Kebap. The kebab was amazing with plenty fresh vegetables, we both had it with chicken. It was a little messy to eat at first but we both thoroughly enjoyed it. To be honest with you I wasn’t going to leave Berlin without eating a kebab.

My wife and I eating chicken kebabs at Mustafa Demir's Gem├╝se Kebap in Berlin, Germany
My wife and I eating chicken kebabs at Mustafa Demir’s Gem├╝se Kebap in Berlin, Germany

That’s It From Berlin

Unfortunately this kebab brings us to the end of our 48 hour stay in Germany, I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by Berlin. I would recommend any of you to put it in you “to visit” list. Also it was quite easy to communicate as most people speak english at a good level.

On Our EasyJet Flight Back to Rome Fiumicino From Berlin Tegel Airport
On Our EasyJet Flight Back to Rome Fiumicino From Berlin Tegel Airport

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Alex Achille

Ex Cabin Crew with Emirates, I've always loved travelling and other cultures. In this website I'll be sharing my experiences along with my reviews of the latest Korean Dramas and TV Series I've watched.