Berlin: The city of the Wall, Prussian power, and museums

We finished up our 2-week journey through Germany in Berlin and spent the most time there. It is certainly a city I can see myself returning to and I would absolutely love to go back to finish out. However, we accomplished a lot!


Day 1

We arrived off of our AWFUL night train at 6 am caffeined-up to hit the city! We couldn’t check into our AirBnb until 3pm so we stuffed our bags into the lockers at the train station. Today was a day of walking! We visited parts of the Berlin Wall, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Akexanderplatz, Brandenberg Tor, Embassy row, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, & the German History Museum. It was a great day to get the lay of the land and understand the city’s vibe.

Read more about Berlin: Where East Meets West


Day 2: 

Will and I decided to break off to go to museums we specifically wanted to see, namely: Neues Museum, Medical History Museum, & the Bode museum. While my parents and sister spent most of their time in the massive Museum of Technology.

Read more: Top 8 Berlin Museums


Day 3

New day, new museums! Today’s lot consisted of the Pergamon Museum, Gemäldegalerie, National History Museum, & Altes Nationalgalerie (I’m probably missing some).

Read more: Germany: AP Art History Hunting


Day 4

Will and I swung by Checkpoint Charlie on our way to the Museum of Technology (my parents were obsessed with this place and rightly so!) and then a picnic in the museum lobby we went off to Potsdam to visit Sanssouci Park’s palaces.

Read more: Berlin UNESCO Sites



P.S. Our last night there we passed by a crazy-fun Turkish wedding (at least I think so…) dance part right out front of Brandenburg Tor!


guide to berlin wall


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