Berlin, Germany (April 2017)

Fiance (at the time) & me at the Brandenburg Gate

Hallo! On my day off from grad school and after a failed attempt at making Thai Iced Tea Ice Cream this morning, I’m finally getting around to writing about Germany. We flew from JFK to Frankfurt Airport but the first city we actually went to was Berlin. Berlin is awesome. It’s not “beautiful/scenic” (as it was destroyed during WWII) or a major foodie spot but it’s super filled with so much to see and embrace. Plus, as it was rebuilt, commuting around Berlin was pretty easy walking-wise and with its train system… once we figured out how ticketing worked. More details after the jump.

Sunday, Day 1

  • Arrived at 9:45AM at Frankfurt Airport
  • Took a train from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbahnhof (Frankfurt Airport Main Train Station) to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Train Station)
  • Dinner at Stadtklause

Monday, Day 2

  • Train to Flakturm Humboldthain (Flak Tower)
  • Underground Bunker Tour at Berliner Unterwelten e.V.
  • Train to & Lunch at Curry at the Wall
  • Museum Island
  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Berlin TV Tower
  • Bebelplatz (Memorial to the book burning of 1933)
  • Gendarmenmarkt (Square)
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Topography of Terror
  • Führerbunker (the location where Hitler’s bunker was (just a parking lot now))
  • Dinner at Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap

Tuesday, Day 3

  • Reichstag Building Tour
  • Lunch at Cafe Bondi
  • Berlin Wall Memorial & Visitor Center
  • Train to Eastside Gallery
  • Train to Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate)
  • Dinner at Mabuhay (Indonesian)

Wednesday, Day 4

  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Train Station) -> München Hauptbahnhof (Munich Central Train Station)
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