Thursday, September 13, 2012

Berlin


Sorry we are a bit behind in posting pictures from our European Adventure! To kick off our trip we left London on September 2 for Berlin. Neither of us had ever been to Germany (aside from our quick trip from Frankfurt airport to Austria via train for our honeymoon last year) so we were both quite excited to see what this place had to offer!

Our conclusion: Berlin is full of hip young people consuming delicious food and the entire city is steeped in history. Overall, a total winner in our books!

We stayed at this incredible flat from Airbnb.com and walked everywhere we went.

Before we left for Berlin, our friend Drew sent us tons of great ideas for things to do and see in the city. The best decision we made was to spend the afternoon on a free walking tour he mentioned to us. It took us around the city and was extremely informative and fun.

Another big thing we did here, on recommendation of our tour guide, was to check out an awesome burger place in the city. We haven't had hamburgers for around 3 years since we've been vegetarian so it was a big deal for us to randomly decide to consume a hamburger. And, ultimately, it was the best decision we'd ever made. This hamburger was INCREDIBLE. I mean, better than In-n-Out. Better than any other hamburger I have EVER had. So good that we had it for lunch, went wandering around the city, and found ourselves back at the same place for another burger for dinner! The best part is the restaurant (if it can even be called that) was located in a revamped 100-year-old public bathroom underneath a train overpass. Yes, true story. Delicious burgers. The end.



Berlin Wall

Street art



The city also featured the most beautiful memorial for victims of war and tyranny. One of the only memorials I know of that is for ALL victims of war, including those persecuted and those doing the persecution. The statue of a woman holding her son sits under an opening in the ceiling that is exposed to the elements. If it rains, water falls on her, if it snows, snow falls upon them, if it's sunny, the sun shines on them. Quite moving.





Up next: Rome!


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