Berlin is the destination to be when in Germany.  It’s where the cool people are at, supposedly.  Lol.  Berlin was the only city-city that Atis and I visited in Germany.  We stayed for 2 nights and 3 days, from early Sunday morning to early Tuesday evening.  We hit most of the tourist attractions and also went to, yet another, Christmas Market.

Berlin Divine Tio

Berlin Scandinavian Breakfast Divine Tio

One thing though, one important information I could’ve had, was that majority of businesses are closed on Sundays, as well as Mondays.  This includes restaurants, convenience stores, museums and other touristy spots.  Shit!  I found that out before I booked our flight and hotel.  So, there was no turning back.  Thank goodness their transit system wasn’t closed.

From Frankfurt, it’s a 6-hour drive, a 4-hour train ride, or an hour flight away.  We took the plane, obviously. Google Maps was a big help in getting around Berlin.  It worked very well with the trains, subways, trams and rail.  But, it didn’t work too well with the buses.

MÖVENPICK HOTEL BERLIN

We checked-in Mövenpick Hotel which is pretty central of Berlin. It’s near Checkpoint Charlie and Topography of Terror, a walk to the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building, and a train or bus ride away from Museum Island and Alexanderplatz. I chose this hotel also because I was familiar with the one in Cebu, Philippines.

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin Divine Tio

I upgraded the room specifically for the bathtub. No regrets.

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin Divine Tio

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin Divine Tio

We ordered room service because we bougie like that, and lazy to go out.

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin Divine Tio

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin Divine Tio

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin Divine Tio

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin Divine Tio

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin Divine Tio

Sanssouci Palace

So, we landed early morning in Berlin, got to Mövenpick to let them know we’ve arrived, ate a Scandinavian breakfast, actually got in our room around noon, and took it all in. It was sooo hard to leave our room. Like, I really just wanted to stay in the whole day. Our room was very cozy, away from the cold. But, we had to go to Potsdam to see Sanssouci Palace. We didn’t have to, but it was now (then) or never!  Couldn’t waste the opportunity. Mind you, it’s about an hour an a half to get there, but we went there!

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Divine Tio

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Divine Tio

The palace grounds was huge! Large land, and stairs, around the palace, but the palace was smaller than I expected it to be. Nonetheless, it was cute.

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Divine Tio

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Divine Tio

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Divine Tio

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Atis Puampai Divine Tio

HOUSE OF SMALL WONDER

This was a neat little cafe/restaurant. Had a bohemian, vintage vibe; like vegans only eat here lol. But they served meat. And lots of egg dishes.

House Of Small Wonder Berlin Divine Tio

House Of Small Wonder Berlin Divine Tio

House Of Small Wonder Divine Tio

House Of Small Wonder Berlin Divine Tio

Their menu was pretty creative and different. They stuck their menu in pages of books. So I guess you can also read while you’re waiting for them to take your order.

Berlin

Topography of Terror

First stop was the Topography of Terror. I didn’t take pics because for obvious reasons. The museum showed the atrocities of the Nazi party.

Berlin Topography of Terror Divine Tio

Bode Museum

This was one of the museums that was closed on a Monday.

Bode Museum Berlin Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Bode Museum Berlin Divine Tio

Bode Museum Berlin Divine Tio

Berlin Cathedral Church

Part of it was under construction.

Berlin Cathedral Church Divine Tio

Berlin Cathedral Church Divine Tio

Berlin Cathedral Church Divine Tio

Berlin Cathedral Church Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Berlin Cathedral Church Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Berlin Cathedral Church Divine Tio

Berlin Cathedral Church Divine Tio

Berlin Cathedral Church Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Altes Museum Berlin Divine Tio

Altes Museum Berlin Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Brandenburg Gate

Even more impressive in person.

Brandenburg Gate Divine Tio

Brandenburg Gate Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Reichstag Building

Reichstag Building Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Reichstag Building Divine Tio

Memorial to Jews

Holocaust Memorial Berlin Divine Tio

Gendarmenmarkt

The Gendarmenmarkt square had a Christmas Market going on and so we couldn’t avoid it. It was one of the bigger Christmas Markets we went to.

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market Divine Tio

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market Divine Tio

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market Divine Tio

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market Divine Tio

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market Divine Tio

Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin Wall Memorial Divine Tio

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie Divine Tio

Checkpoint Charlie Divine Tio

Checkpoint Charlie Divine Tio

Checkpoint Charlie Divine Tio

Checkpoint Charlie Atis Puampai Divine Tio

Checkpoint Charlie Divine Tio

Checkpoint Charlie Divine Tio

Checkpoint Charlie Divine Tio

More little snippets on my Instagram highlights!


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