|The Oberbaum Bridge along the Spree River|
One of the most appealing things about Berlin is the artists and their work. The street art is extraordinary, particularly at the East Side Gallery. The gallery is located near the Spree River, where you will find some interesting cafes including the very cool beach bar and African market called Cool Runnings (remember the movie by the same name).
|One of my faves at the East Side Gallery|
The other favorite was Chipp's, serving up some delicious and unique vegetarian dishes. I chose the curry pak choi and it was spot on! On the second visit, I did the "create your own salad", which allows you to select your choice of lettuce, veggies, toppings and dressing. Accompanied by bread, this is a robust meal.
|Great place to lounge|
The list of things to do in Berlin is never-ending, so I will name a few places that I highly recommend. One of them is the DDR Museum. It's the most interactive museum that I have ever been to with so many hands-on activities I felt like a kid again. The Berlin Cathedral is spectacular inside and out. I was fortunate to sit in on an actual service during my visit.
If you want some peace and relaxation time, then check out the wonderful Tiergarten Park. You can stroll, rent a boat, see animals, have a beer, and more! I also went to some excellent bars that include Bar Van Gogh, Bellini Lounge and BöseBubenBar.
|Chilling at Tiergarten Park|
|The Berlin Cathedral|
|One of the tombs in the Crypt at the Cathedral|
|A meeting of the States with the arrival of the President of Luxembourg|
|What a fun way to earn money - juggling at a red light.|