A perfect weekend in Berlin...
Strolling through the streets of Berlin, exploring hidden backyards and experiencing the spirit of this exciting city, has been a big pleasure. If you only have two nights, you need to choose wisely where to go. We decided to do only very little sight-seeing and visit other more typical places instead. This was more difficult than we thought as all the important monuments were so close to our hotel. Stepping outside the lobby we have been in the middle of everything. After some great cakes and wonderful coffee at Quchnia we felt ready to climb the stairs of the French Dome at the "Gendarmen Markt". Our reward was a mind blowing sunset over the terrific skyline of Berlin.
Only few cities in the world offer more important museums in one place than Berlin´s "Museumsinsel". The area around the Berlin Dome is very interesting and despite the fact that there are so many construction areas around this area is a "must-see" for every visitor.
Very close by you will find the "Hackeschen Höfe", a wonderfully renovated area of interconnected courtyards designed by August Endel in "Jugendstil" design. So many interesting shops and places can be found there. Have a coffee at Ben Rahim and some marvelous chocolate at Sawade.
Berlin´s has gone through ups and downs during its history. Especially the last one hundred years, Berlin has changed its face many times. Several monuments and old buildings remind us of the sad times this city has experienced. History is present everywhere. The people living here started to account for the past in an open and outstanding way. The"Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" is a great example of how to deal with history and how a memorial can be used to remind people that we need to ensure those dark chapters won´t happen again.
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