Berlin: the quick photo selection…

We went to Berlin last week and it turned out to be the perfect city trip: snow on the first day, the most amazing museum experience for me (Pergamon Museum), and a relaxed stroll-around for three days. The second day, our German friends arrived and they guided us through the city with expert information on all spots we visited. A special mention must go the Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall memorial), a place that leaves you silent and depressed, really.

When we came back, I quickly wanted to put some first pictures on Facebook. Just to give a first overview of what we had experienced, I picked out a few unedited pictures. Looking back on this selection, I feel that it really captures our trip very well, although it’s obviously an incomplete overview. I present these pictures here as a picture blogpost. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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Snow the first day (@ Tacheles)

Snow the first day (@ Tacheles)

Bode Museum (@Museuminsel)

Bode Museum (@Museuminsel)

Lamassu (@Pergamon Museum)

Lamassu (@Pergamon Museum)

Milete Agora (@ Pergamon Museum)

Milete Agora (@ Pergamon Museum)

Detail of door (@ Pergamon Museum)

Detail of door (@ Pergamon Museum)

Ishtar Gate (@ Pergamon Museum)

Ishtar Gate (@ Pergamon Museum)

Fernsehturm

Fernsehturm

Berliner Dom

Berliner Dom

Intruder... (street art)

Intruder… (street art)

Ampelmann, Berlin's famous pedestrian signal.

Ampelmann, Berlin’s famous pedestrian signal.

Brandenburger Gate

Brandenburger Gate

Berliner Currywurst!

Berliner Currywurst!

The end of a Christmas market

The end of a Christmas market

Berlin! (@ East Side Gallery)

Berlin! (@ East Side Gallery)

@ East Side Gallery

@ East Side Gallery

Yellow Man Mural (Kreuzberg)

Yellow Man Mural (Kreuzberg)

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie

Glühwein! :-)

Glühwein! :-)

Krakauer! (giant sausage and really yummy)

Krakauer! (giant sausage and really yummy)

Neue Synagoge (personal favourite building in Berlin)

Neue Synagoge (personal favourite building in Berlin)

The sad truth...

The sad truth…

Ampelmann store (@ Hackesche Höfe)

Ampelmann store (@ Hackesche Höfe)

Haus Schwarzenberg

Haus Schwarzenberg

Reichstag

Reichstag

Us @ Brandenburger Gate

Us @ Brandenburger Gate

Entering the Holocaust Memorial...

Entering the Holocaust Memorial…

@ Ddunkin' Donuts

@ Dunkin’ Donuts

Unter Den Linden

Unter Den Linden

Feuerzangenbowle: the perfect alternative to Glühwein!

Feuerzangenbowle: the perfect alternative to Glühwein!

Beautiful street tile...

Beautiful street tile…

Febe's favourite part of Berlin: the unterground

Febe’s favourite part of Berlin: the unterground

Rats by Belgian street artist ROA

Rats by Belgian street artist ROA

Somebody dug a tunnel here (underneath the wall)

Somebody dug a tunnel here (underneath the wall) (@ Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer)

Somebody died here while trying to cross the wall (@ Berliner Mauer Memorial)

Somebody died here while trying to cross the wall (@ Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer)

Teaching Febe about the wall.

Teaching Febe about the wall. (@ Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer)

Part of the original wall. Sad but true.

Part of the original wall. Sad history. (@ Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer)

More street art by Belgian artist ROA

More street art by Belgian artist ROA

 

Mural

Mural near Bethanien (Kreuzberg)

A lesser known UNESCO world heritage site

A lesser known UNESCO world heritage site

Snowy fun @ Potsdam

Snowy fun @ Potsdam

Chinese Tea House @ Potsdam

Chinese Tea House @ Potsdam

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