As you can see in the pictures and in the video, the hotel was fantastic. We dropped on a deal which allowed us to bag it for around £50 per night. Our flights we also £50 for the return – meaning the cost was only £200 in total. I used to spend more than that commuting to work each month!!
After a small exploration and a rest on the Saturday evening, we woke up refreshed and ready to adventure Sunday morning – starting with the Zoo! Situated right behind our hotel, we ventured out at around 9am (after a hearty breakfast, of course).
Costing 14euros entry, the prices are a lot cheaper than Chester Zoo, which can set you back £24 for an adult ticket. I felt that Berlin Zoo was slightly better than Chester, but some people have disagreed with me! Maybe you’ll have to go yourself and see though… If you’ve never been before that is.
From the Zoo we hopped on the underground and went to see the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and spent a few hours in and around that area. Walking up to Bradenburg Gate and across to Bunstag, we absorbed the rich history before finding ourselves by the ‘spree’.
After a quick Google, we then walked up to the next Underground station and used our day ticket to travel up to the Berlin Wall…
And yes, we’re still on the same day here! By this point it was around 4.30pm….
Shortly after arriving at the wall, it began to rain – which was typical, as it was at the point where we were the furthest away from any shops or raincoats we’d been so far, Don’t get me wrong though, the weather to this point, and the next day was amazing though (despite rain being forecast).
Admitting defeat, we went back on the train (or tram? Or underground? I’ve still no idea) and went in to the Natural History Museum. This cost us 9euros, which I was a little unsure about, as in the UK we obviously get our museums for free. I quickly realised that we hadn’t accidentally paid for some kind of exhibition and this was just the entry cost and we pondered around.
After becoming increasingly hungry and tired, we then went about another two stops up the road to find our culinary adventure for the evening.
Recommended on Twitter, The Bird, Berlin is a burger place. Which serves the most juicy, delicious burgers I’ve had for a while. Served with pimped up Chilli Cheese Fries and Shot of Jager, this was the perfect way to end quite a tiring day!