Couple of days in Berlin, Germany. Need reccomendations..
Hello Lounge, I'll be in Berlin from friday afternoon until tuesday afternoon and I need your wisdom. I will skip the "sights' like Brandenburger Tor, Fernsehnturm, Ku'damm etc. as I expect them to look exactly like they look in the pictures I've seen, I might fall for the underground tour of cold war bunker greatness though. And Konnopke's Imbiss, for sure. So apart from getting the atmosphere in Kreuzberg/Friedrichshain and a picknick in Park Tempelhof, what do I do? Technik Museum? Hamburger Bahnhof? Bauhaus Archiv? Flakturm? Wannsee?
And maybe more importantly: where do I eat good food and what local brew is not to be missed?
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Not sure what turns your crank, but an absolute highlight for me was the Museumsinsel, and especially the Pergamon. We went with friends who were archeology/art history types, and as they said the major illustrations for the early chapters of the standard accounts are take from its first two rooms. Not to mention a recreation of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and more. The Bauhaus museum was interesting too.
We tried Cafe Einstein Close to Brandenburg Gate)--good. We had a good dinner at the Cafe im Haus der Literatur--outdoor cafe plus restaurant where we ate--great Apfel strudel as I remember. We had some other indifferent meals...
Love the KaDeWe main store--one of the best classic old departments stores in the world. The Hackescher Markt is a cool little area (formerly East Berlin) that survived--artist studios and shops.
Do the river walk along the Spree--love the memorial to the people who tried to swim across. Toured the restored Reichstag and such.
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Kadawe, Food court is ok but its really nothing so special. Most food stations are average at the best. But hey its like most malls in America. The rest of the store is just typical stuff like Tommy HF or Hugo Boss. IMHO its hardly worth the visit. Ku'dam pretty much the same as any poser street where guys in fast cars race from red to red and drive in circles. But you can buy expensive stuff.
Hackerscher Makrt is pretty much where all the rich expats go to live and is very similar. Really has not much to do with Berlin anymore.
However there is a vast amount of cool places to see if you just do a little research. Berlin has a strong up and coming scene with some very top cuisine (if you into that). Two of the best places I have ever had meals where at Margaux and Reinstoff. Best coffee is at Bonanza Coffee hero.
With such a crazy history the city has hidden stories just around any corner. It really is a place to get out and see.
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