I love Berlin. Such a vibrant mix of some serious history, overlaid in contemporary creativity. It’s definitely a fun, young city, and would recommend it to almost anyone!
A couple of our good friends are from Berlin, so we got a ton of recommendations out of them, including what area to stay in, restos, bars, and specific dishes to try. One thing they insisted on was doing a guided bike tour throughout the city. So we hopped on some bikes (I don’t even think I had ridden in over 5 years atleast!), and embarked on a 6-hour long journey throughout the city’s most notable sites, complete with a pit stop for lunch, and lots of fun facts in between.
Pit stop for lunch at a beer garden:
For this entire trip, I was most looking forward to seeing the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe by architect Peter Eisenman. I was surprised to see it is completely accessible to the public, with no fencing, just part of the urban fabric.
Post tour, we met up with another friend and went for a true German dinner, overlooking the Gendarmenmarkt square: