I spent 7 Euro for the privilege of going inside the Berliner Dom. Money so well spent.
So… This happened. I walked into the hotel and there’s this giant aquarium about 25 metre tall in the middle of of the lobby.
A room with a view.
What happens when a German, an Italian, a Dutch, an Asian Indian, an American and a Chinese walk into a traditional German cafe/bar/restaurant?
Have beers, lots of beers of course. Then make fun good-natured of each other’s country and other European countries that were not represented at the table.
#ProTip: For a greater does of fun, shout into the table “How about football?!” when with a European crowd and watch them ribbing each other.
When in Berlin. Muss man Bier und Schweineschnitzel haben.
We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Schwarzwaldstuben, a great, casual bar/restaurant specializing in Swabian food. Rothaus beers are really good. I don’t usually enjoy beer (gasp!) but I happily had 4? 5? I had Schweineschnitzel at almost every meal on this trip and none tasted as good as the gigantic one I had the luxury of polishing off on my own my first night in Berlin at Schwarzwaldstuben.
Of course, I paid the price of having Schweineschnitzel (basically fried porkchop) and beers at every meal for three days…
The Berliner Dom at night.
Flying home from the Berlin airport was a very interesting experience. I marveled at it while at the gate area…
PSA: you’re to find out which gate your flight is departing from on a huge billboard while driving into TXL, ordered by departure time. Each gate has its own custom (2 windows) and there is always a long line. This is when status makes a huge difference. Once you pass custom, you’re in a tiny room with everybody. One pretzel stand. One tiny duty free shop that looks like it’s from the 70s. That’s it. No bathroom. I’m sitting here wondering what do we/they do when someone needs to go?!?!
When boarding came, a shuttle took us on a LONG tour of the airport and deposited us in the middle of the airfield, next to the runaway. My jaw dropped.