Zeughaus Flee Market & Curry WurstBefore 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.
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.
A Bonus LocationAs 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 für Brot at Alte Schönhauser Straße, 4. The closest station is Rosa-Luxemburg Platz.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.
Next Stop Alexander PlatzThere 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.
East Side GalleryAt the end of the U1/U3 line is the Warschauer Straße 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.
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.
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.
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 Döner Kebab in a small store just across the street from Hackescher Markt S-line station. The name was Mustafa Demir’s Gemüse 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.
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.