Friday, 27 June 2014

berlin, day two

So, day two! The weather was much the same as the day before. A little cloudy, a little sunny, not too warm. Day two was sightseeing day and when we had got ready, we took the U-bahn to Potsdamer Platz where we began our little "historical walk."

One of the first places we visited was the Holocaust Memorial. I think it's supposed to illustrate the unimaginable amount of people that were killed, and it definitely did. Goosebumps? Yes.

We then continued our sightseeing walk. I'm not going to show all the tourist-y snaps I took, but here's Brandenburger Tor.

We continued to an area called Scheunenviertel, which was lovely. We stopped at the Clärchens Ballhaus; an old ballroom that is now restaurant/café and also a club at night. We decided to have lunch there, and I had the weirdest pasta of my life. It wasn't bad, but it was quite odd. Worm shaped pasta with lots of cheese (no complaints there) and... apple sauce? Either way, the garden was really beautiful and it was lovely to sit and relax in it.

We then walked around a bit more in the area and stopped at Café Fleury for some cake. I highly recommend this café if you visit Berlin. It was situated in a calm and pleasant street, right next to a lovely park/garden. And my chocolate & hazelnut cake was scrumptious.

Next, we went to the Berlin Wall Memorial. It's hard to grasp that only 25 years ago, this wall was a real thing that actually divided a city in two, but when you actually see the wall it feels much more real. I think memorials like this are incredibly important, so that the world remembers.

After this, we went back to Kurfürstendamm. After a short stop at the department store KaDeWe, we located the Wintergarten Café. We ate in the beautiful garden, which was absolutely lovely. They had a great selection of vegetarian food, and I had a delicious couscous with veggies. I really recommend this place as well!

We ended up not staying out late this day either, since we had been walking constantly almost all day. I honestly prefer this when visiting cities though, as I always want to see as much as possible. And I'm not one for late nights anyway. I'm too much of a granny!

Love, Mimmi.