On Friday, we arrived at the Schoenfeld airport around 4pm and took the Express train and UBahn to our hostel, St. Christopher's.
This hostel was the coolest one we stayed at. The entrance to the hostel was the same entrance to the bar. The bar had awesome happy hour deals!
We had a long day of traveling--since we left Florence around 9am and got to our hostel by 5pm. I knew immediately that everyone needed a jagerbomb ASAP. That definitely brightened our spirits and got us in the SB mood! :-)
For our first dinner in Berlin, we went to a restaurant called "Das Edelweiss." They had traditional German foods, which were amazing! We ordered this pork dish served with a soft pretzel, two different types of hash brown-like potatoes (one with Mediterranean veggies and another with salmon), and another meat dish.
After dinner, we decided to go to a lounge/club called Weekend Club. It was located in Alexanderplatz, a very popular going out area. Unfortunately, I couldn't take any pictures inside because I wasn't allowed :(
The club was fairly small, but had pretty good music. They played a lot of techno. I wish they had more house music.
The next day, we rented bikes for 10 euros. BEST DECISION EVER! It saved us so much time and we didn't have to walk everywhere. We went to the Holocaust Memorial (very moving), Bradenburg Tor, Checkpoint Charlie, and Gendermanmarket Square. We ate lunch at Goodtime, the best Thai restaurant I've ever been to.
I ordered Green curry and it was DIVINEEE.
For dinner, we went to "White Trash Fast food" and got nachos and a burger. YUM. I missed American food so much. I also got a lovely grapefruit mojito. :)
They had live music playing, and towards the end of our dinner, it started turning into a "club" with dancers.
Berlin overall was an amazing city! I loved the history that remains in the city and the diversity that it has. If you couldn't tell already, i'm such a foodie and live to eat! Berlin had AMAZING food with such variety of restaurants. I wish I could have experienced more of it's nightlife, but I guess i'll have to make it back in the future!
Stay tuned for Paris!