Over the weekend I made the trip to Berlin to visit a girlfriend of mine whom I had not seen in far too long. Since we had a lot of catching up to do and since I had been to Berlin before we didn’t actually do a lot of touristy things. We mostly took long walks around the city and its different neighborhoods, which was really fun and interesting to see just how much of a difference it makes to be wandering around one neighborhood compared to another.
Some of the highlights of the trip were two very different but also very “Berlin” cafés that we went to. 1900 Café Bistro felt like visiting someones living room. Super cozy with eclectic old-fashioned furniture and decor. I had a slice of their spelt rhubarb crumble which was delicious along with a cup of strong coffee. The café is just off Kurfürsten Damm, the main shopping street, perfect for refreshing during a shopping spree. Apparently they also serve hot meals but we didn’t try any of them, but seeing other people’s food definitely made our mouths water.
The other café I was talking about is a Berlin classic. Schwarzes café is operated 24/7 and is always full of a very diverse crowd of people. Old and young, hip and preppy…we went there for drinks after catching a screening of “A Most Wanted Man” (for free!!! we were VERY excited about that) and it was just really fun and interesting to sit and people watch.
Berlin is constantly changing and growing. Noisy construction sites were an omnipresent reminder of just that. I tried to take pictures but the grey skies and rain were no help. I have compiled a few shots below.