Berlin...city of beer and dancing
Trip Start Jul 08, 2013
25Trip End Aug 10, 2013
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First stop was the Charlottenburg Castle which was very large from the outside but too pricey for us to go inside. Just outside the gates, a beer festival was taking place, which was more up our alley anyway so we stopped for a nibble and a pint. Then it was onto the German Historical museum. It was free today, hooray, and what a great museum. Only problem was that you needed at least two days to see everything in there, and we had about three hours. So much information, artifacts and displays beautifully laid out in a great historical building as well. It closed at six so we wandered down by the rive and found dinner at a cute little cafe style German restaurant. We had goulash soup, and three kinds of local specialties, all meat, with yummy sauerkraut and potato salad sides. A bottle of sweet rose helped wash it down and lots of travel photos shown and experiences shared. It was so good to relax with someone who knows you well...although my voice hurts from talking so much!
With dinner finished, we walked along the edge of the river and took in the sights of Berlin. Locals relaxed with bottles of wine or beer and listened to bands spaced out along the river banks. We found an open air theatre with a long line up of people waiting to get in to see the play (we actually thought it was the beer line up at first!), so we didn't stay. Clutching our Coronas with lime we stopped and watched some locals dancing tango on a bridge then then the sirens call of really excellent celtic music called us into Murphy's Irish pub. A perfect way to end the evening with a few pints of excellent Irish beer and a really great Irish band playing Whiskey In The Jar. Ah Berlin...mending my broken heart!