Berlin

Berlin
Berlin
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Berlin

Another bunch of photos taken during our days in Berlin. What a better way to spend an afternoon than drinking a beer by the Spree? We also had dinner at Barist where we enjoyed two really incredible pizzas. Looking at these pictures now makes me wish it was summer again.

 

Museum für Naturkunde

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Berlin

As a huge fan of natural history museums, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the Museum für Naturkunde. I was really impressed with the wide range of animals (taking into account only mammals, they sum up more than 150,000 so you can get the idea) and minerals they had.
The most impressive room was, in my opinion, the one that kept the vast ichthyological collection with skeletons and fish preserved in alcohol (more than 100,000!).

I wish we have had more time to dive into this museum but they close early (6pm) so make sure to arrive with enough time.

Berlin

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Berlin

After Dresden, our last destination was Berlin, where we arrived by train. We both had been there before a few years ago, but we thought it was a good idea to join a bike excursion to see the main spots and have someone giving us some insights.
Later on we visited the Reichstag as well with a guided tour and it was really interesting. And then after hours of wandering we had ramen for dinner in a place close to the Checkpoint Charlie and returned to our hotel to rest for the following day. A very nice day in Berlin.

A day by bike in Dresden

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Dresden

 

During our last day in Dresden we decided to rent a bike and it was the best decision ever. We made it to the Großen Garden which was really beautiful and even had a small train.  Riding by bike there was so magical. We found a vintage photo boot (you know how much I love them) and of course we had our picture taken. And after that we found a beautiful vineyard where you could have a wineglass – that was celestial.

It was a really beautiful day I will always remember. As I was riding my bike I couldn’t help smiling and thought I could easily live there.

 

Kaffee Kalter Hund

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Dresden

Kalter Hund was one of those unplanned and happy findings we discovered as we were riding our bikes.  The name comes from the traditional german sweet made of butter cookies and a chocolate cream ( you can see it in the third picture at the right).

The place was really cozy and perfect for a break. It was quite difficult to choose among the different cakes because everything looked so good, but we finally had the traditional sweet and a chocolate cake – because you can never be wrong with this one, right? But I must admit the Kalter Hund was way more delicious!! Highly recommended.

Kalter hund means “cold dog” . The name might come from the german word Hunt which is the type of charging trolley used in mining, that is pretty similar to the pie plate used for this sweet – note Hunt sounds almost the same as Hund (dog). And Kalt comes from the fact this pie is served cold – at least this is what the waitress told me!

Curry and Co

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Dresden

 

The last time I was in Germany (during a job trip to Hamburg) I didn’t have the chance to enjoy a currywurst (which I’ve been dreaming about since I visited Berlin a hundred years ago). So when my boyfriend told me we were going to enjoy the best currywurst in Dresden (according to Tripadvisor) I couldn’t be more excited. They were incredible,  and the fries were soooo good!!! And of course I couldn’t miss the opportunity to drink a fritz-kola. So if you are lucky enough to visit Dresden, check Curry & Co – i believe you won’t regret!!