My husband and I were able to spend the weekend in Berlin in November and I just realized that I never shared photos. It was a (typically German) gray and cold weekend, but it was still an interesting trip and full of lots of history.
We stayed in an AirBnB in the former East German section of Berlin. Harley went with us and it was his last trip. I haven’t had the heart to write this until now, but he died right before Christmas. He was thirteen which is a good age for a golden retriever, but of course we miss him so much.
That being said, he was thrilled to get to go with us; we drove so he could ride in style. While trains are very dog-friendly in Europe, he was much more comfortable stretched out in the back seat.
I shot photos on the four hour tour we took. I thought this website was interesting because it shows many of the same landmarks during the Third Reich.
We ate dinner at a delicious Italian restaurant on the Unter den Linden; strangely I forgot to take pictures of my food like I usually do.
Yes, McDonald’s truly is everywhere.
I thought Berlin was very interesting from a historical perspective. Maybe it was the weather–or the history–but it did feel a bit dark to me. I also thought it was much more cosmopolitan than Stuttgart is, with what felt like a large international population. It was also so FLAT compared to the enormous hills of Stuttgart!
I’m heading to France today with friends to hunt for antiques. Don’t worry–I’ll take pictures.
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