As with most places I travel to, I showed up to Berlin during winter. January to be exact, and while yes it was cold, and some of the outdoor activities that Berlin is known for were out of the question, I had alot of fun there. I can't speak to the more touristy parts near the Alexanderplatz which we only hung out at briefly, but Kreuzberg reminded me a little bit of Philadelphia, where it's scrappy, it's young, and a 'if you don't like it, well fuck you' type of attitude. It was right up my alley. I think Germany is so vast and it's cities(even just Berlin) so distinct, that it would take probably 4-5 visits to begin to really understand Germany or even just Berlin. I plan to return at some point. I do think Berlin is a great introduction to Germany. English is widely spoken and the metro system is easy to get around.
The Berlin TV tower. We didn't go up to the observation deck because we were cheap.
Can't walk far in Berlin until you run into beer. This was a cute lil guy.
I believe this was the Friedrichs Bridge. There are many bridges to Mitte.
Aside from the beer, which is kinda like food in my opinion. There are a ton of food options in Berlin. There is of course Currywurst, which was quite good even though I don't particularly care for the taste of curry. I also had some Schnitzel while I was there, which was terrific. Actually, I don't think I had one bad meal while I was in Berlin. Even the mulled wine from a food cart was great.
Checkpoint Charlie in Mitte, is a bit of a tourist trap but you can get your passport stamped there with all the old German checkpoint stamps.
When in Rome, or Berlin, get stamped(for 5 Euros).
I was under the impression that this can of Get One was an energy drink. It had a pickle in it.
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