Berlin

 

SEE

Holocaust Memorial or The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe- A place of remembrance and commemoration of the up to six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Deutsches Technikmuseum-  I went here to see 2 of the 8 remaining windmills of Berlin, but they have interesting exhibits as well. Including locomotives and planes, looms, suitcase- and jewellery production and machine tools, computers, radios and cameras, Diesel engines, steam engines, scientific instruments, paper machines, printing presses and much more. One thing that is fun to do is go to the top of the brewery and look out at the city. 

Berlin Story Bunker

Berlin Story Bunker

East Side Gallery- A monument representing the joy after the fall of the wall through graffiti art. Artists from all over the world have contributed, and it's known to be the largest open air gallery.

Computerspielemuseum

Computerspielemuseum

Berlin Story Bunker-  It's a great place to brush up on your knowledge of the history of Germany, and it's in an actual bunker from WWII.

Computerspielemuseum- A fun museum with video games from the original Pong to the current games of today, and many of them you can play!  I enjoyed playing a bit of Mario Brothers, and a game called Poly-Play, the only arcade game to originate in the GDR.

b-ware!

b-ware!

 

b-ware! Ladenkino- An arthouse that is perfect.  It felt like I was transported to a time when seeing a movie still felt magical. Don't worry you can bring your beer into the theater, and your dog too, if you want.  The environment is perfect for people that respect the art of movies, and I would be here all the time if I lived in Berlin. Visiting this bar and theater was one of my favorite experiences in Berlin.

 

 

 

EAT

Mustafa's Gemüsekebap- The kids line up for it, and there is a reason why: eating a Döner at Mustafa's is like eating a piece of heaven! Even though the line is super long the men making the best Döner ever are as friendly as can be when taking your order, and they make it quick.  It's located at Mehringdamm 32 at a small food stand.  

Konnopke's Imbiß-  Of course you have to try Currywurst when in Berlin. We heard from a local that this place is the best, so this is where we went.  The Bratwurst was super tasty, and I love the location under a bridge.  I am not the biggest fan of Currywurst, and this was still fantastic. Honestly, I would love to have the Bratwurst sans curry ketchup, which I think I will try to order next time.  Will I get kicked out of Berlin for ordering it that way?  Maybe.

Henne-  Coming from a girl that grew up in the south of the states I can say that this is some of the best fried chicken I have ever had in my life!  You know a place is good when they only have one item on the menu-1/2 fried chicken, and you can choose your sides.  The prices are right, the atmosphere is historical, and the service is great.  I love it here!

Turkish Market- I bought a huge portion of the freshest cherries I've ever eaten, and I had my first Turkish ice cream made by a performer that kept singing "Ice, ice baby."  Tons of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRINK

Vögelchen

Vögelchen

Vögelchen- A precious bar with treasures everywhere you look.  The menu is in an old photo album!  You can tell that the owner took great care in making this bar feel special.  The bartender was great.  They give you little snacks when you order a drink.  We felt like we were back in Spain.  It's the type of bar you could stay at for many, many hours.

Rosengarten

Rosengarten

Rosengarten-  It's places like this that make you love Berlin.  It's a tiny casual bar with a few tables spread out in a park right next to a rose garden.  While I was there, some young kids from Prague started busking (singing jazz which was hard to listen to being from New Orleans, but still fun).  This bar/garden is a true gem!

Kaffeebar- They take their coffee seriously here without being pretentious.  It is the best tasting latte I had while in Berlin.  I also tried the eggs benedict with avocado and it was yummy. It's a relaxing cafe where they play good music.

Five Elephant- Another cafe with great coffee and I had a pastry that was delicious too.  A great place to sit outside with a cafe and write in your journal.

 

 

                                                                                    STAY

Michelberger Hotel-  It's basically a fancy hostel, but the staff are super nice and they have some great areas to hang out.  The location is right next to public transportation, and the East Side Gallery.  The lobby has a piano, which I appreciate.