Day 4 – Danke Berlin

It was to be our final day in Berlin and let’s just say there was a lot on the menu. Not a food menu of course but a menu consisting of beers for starter, bants for main and gags for desert. We had a lot to cover in one day and I was left to devise a way of seeing all the sights with minimum hassle over approximately six hours. I have been using an app called ‘pin box’ which is excellent for dropping pins on desired locations and allowing you to follow a map to each destination…


First up was the Berlin Wall, yes that’s right we went to see a wall. It may have looked like a wall but housed more history than a class set of horrible history books. Tiff asked for a picture outside the wall…


There was a sort of watch tower you could climb which allowed you to see over the wall from a height. It was here I discovered I suffer from not only hay fever and motion sickness but also a touch of vertigo too…


​​We had been there for around 22 minutes and I felt it was time to move on. At this point I had well and truly mastered the underground rail system and was able to finally put my D in GCSE German to good use. Tiff complemented me on my navigational skills at several points throughout the day. I felt like Captain Birdseye. 

Berlin reminded me very much of London but somewhere else. I mentioned to Tiff on a few occasions that the area looked like Hammersmith. She disagreed, so we agreed to disagree even though it did look like Hammersmith. 

We stopped off for lunch in Alexanderplatz and ordered a couple of coffees, these came with a mini ice cream…


Delightful and something I had not yet bore witness too. Next it was onto the underground as we headed for the ‘East Side Gallery’. We had to change at ‘Weinmeisterstrasse’ and it was here I noticed a strange shaped drawing above my head…


We had arrived at the gallery or should I say a giant wall with art on. It was pretty cool actually and there were a few artists working on some new pieces. Here’s a photo of a woman mooning at the paparazzi attempting to get onto the site…


Next stop was the ‘Brandenburg Gate’. It was a little confusing at first as there seemed to be no latch to close the gate but then I noticed a few horses at the summit cleverly placed to stop any intruders…


It was a short walk to the ‘Reichstag Building’ so we headed there next. I’m not too sure what this building is but I think it’s the German version of Parliament…

I wasn’t paying much attention at this point having noticed they were filming the cycling version of the ‘The Human Centipede’ right beside us…


We then stopped for a quick currywurst and a pint and made tracks towards the hostel…


After a quick nap back at the hostel we headed out into the city where I found some cool red trousers in a boutique window…

 

I was hungry again so we stopped for a steak. It was here where I told Tiff what happens when I have too much wine…


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I then drank too much wine and started acting a loutish Englishman…
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We were on our way to a place called ‘Cafe Cinema’ which had been recommended to us by several of our friends. It was ace in there and had a huge area in the back with a live jazz band playing. Dead trendy.

We later headed back to the hostel for one last night. Tiff insisted we had a photo with the sign so we did.

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