Last week I have spent my weekend in one of the most particular, ambivalent and eclectic european city: Berlin. Wandering around throw the streets and discovering little by little this controversial place, will open your eyes and mind. Berlin has nothing to deal with hard working, upper class people here.“Berlin: Poor. But sexy.” said someone one day and it is actually very true. If you only come to Berlin to get wasted and party you will miss most of what the city has to offer. Berlin is absolutely unconventional and nonconformist city and it is the place to be to express perfectly your personality.
As soon as we arrived I felt a different feeling here, it seamed to be still in the early 80s: people style, buildings left in a state of decay, murales everywhere, abandoned factories: but Berlin rolls like that.
We started our tour from the most touristic area: Mitte. Here you can find several historical landmarks: Brandeburg Gate, the symbol of the city, Pariser Platz, the large square in front of the gate, Reichstag, an imposing bulding surrounded by a park and Tiergarden, Berliner Dom, and the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe is absolutely stunning.
It’s time to have a rest! For lunch we had the famous currywurst, that is just a hot dog with ketchup and a tiny smidgen of mild curry powder on top.
From here, we walked to Neues Museum, an Egyptian museum, in the Museum island that is a complex of five museums near the Sprea river.
In the afternoon, we decided to have another break, this time we had a wonderful apple cake and an apple juice relaxing and chilling a little bit.
We ended our evening in Potsdamer Platz, one of the most famous square of Berlin: destroyed several times it divided Berlin in two after the building of the Berlin Wall. But now it’s a meeting point, shops, cafes and restaurants line the square and everywhere you look, cars and people fill the streets. Don’t miss Checkpoint Charlie, not far from there. It is one of the most important symbol during Cold War.
To be continued…