Then was supposed to catch a shared ride to Berlin, but they never showed, so, luckily was able to catch a cheap train that only took an hour instead of three!
Berlin was snowing like crazy! Got into the central station and then took a bus to the place we were to couchsurf. We were staying w/a guy from Tennessee, Connor, and his German girlfriend, Julia. They were awesome, very welcoming, had a cute little apartment and I got to talk with another American!
That first night, we went out for Curry Wurst-very interesting Berlin invention-just a sausage with curry flavored ketchup and curry powder all over it. ... mmm ? It wasn't so bad, a little strange tho, one was enough for me!
Took it easy that night and then the next day we got up at the crack of noon to sightsee! Saw some of the big stuff...The Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building (home of the German Parliment), another Christmas Market, and lots of the city!
I was so excited to check out Berlin, I had heard soo much about the culture and city and could not wait to experience it myself!
|First day in Berlin!!!|
|The Brandenburg Gate- of course w/a Chrismas tree|
|The Brandenburg Gate|
|The Holocaust Memorial|
|Oh, we HAD to check out the Ritter Sport Chocolate store, you got to create your own chocolate bar!!|
|Julia, Connor, and Gregor-after our meal of homemade lasagna!|
|A shrine to the Hasslehoff, "The Hoff"|
|Pretty awesome band in club Magnet|
|We spent the first night going out w/some British friend's of Connor's.|