Berlin – Where Beer is cheaper than Water!!

The Vibe

A 1hr and 25min flight from London Heathrow, Berlin is the perfect place for a short break with family, friends or the other half.

The hubby and I ventured here during Easter and had a wonderful 3 day adventure through this city of historic city.

Berlin has so much to offer there are numerous museums all around the city from the Jewish Museum and Memorial

Brandenburg Gate and Museum

Check Point Charlie

And the East side Gallery

All areas are easily accessed by the sight seeing buses, Uber, underground or a boat trip on the river Spree.

We had the ideal weather for our trip and stayed in a great location at The Intercontinental Hotel which was a short walk from Berlin ZooThe Monkey Bar Berlin is a must visit for a cheeky cocktail

A 10minute stroll from the hotel, in the opposite direction is Berlin Victory Column

As well as Tiergarten Park, a beautiful place to take a stroll down to the river and through the city

The beauty of this magnificent city is that you can do as much or as little as you please, it’s just the perfect place to take a moment.

Deliciousness

Where to start Berlin is seriously a foodies heaven.

Literally every cuisine is catered for, but here are some of my recommendations.

Kurfurstenstrabe is a great area to sit outside-of little cafes while munching on a Flammkuchen

If your looking for something for all the family then why not try Sorriso. With its welcoming staff, comfortable atmosphere and great menu, everyone will be happy.

A short walk off the hustle and bustle of the city into the park where you are surrounded by trees and water is a little hideaway called Cafe Am Neuen See which is great for lunch.

If you are looking for something super special for you and your other half I would highly recommend Tim Raue it’s a Chinese taste sensation and at the end of the day it is voted in the worlds too 50 best restaurants

The new foodie meckha filled with street food stalls, small tables and chairs outside individual cafes and restaurants is a 15minute walk from the East Side Gallery is Boxhagener Platz. korean BBQ, Mexican, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Vegan, you name it, it had it.

But if you are looking for that real German experience then why not visit Hofbrau where they wear their lederhosen, serve beer on steins and food that is topped with the best gravy you have ever tasted.

Betlin really is a foodies idea of heaven, enjoy!!

Accessibility

Berlin airport is small and can be a little confusing. Make sure before you board to leave for Berlin you get the orange ‘return to aircraft door’ tag for your chair. Berlin airport says it does not return manual chairs to the door and that they will go with the luggage, but I have always been lucky and the staff have always been helpful and returned mine to the door. I don’t fancy what is basically my legs been thrown onto the luggage carousel!!

Berlin is a wonderfully accessible city, but mind the cobbles!! I have a front wheel which greatly benefited me on this adventure through this great city.

Tiergarten Park

The majority of museums are accessible and either give discounted or free carer tickets. There are so many museums on offer it’s just best to do your research. The TV tower in Alexander Platz is not accessible so if you wish to view the city from above I would recommend the glass roof at the parliament buildings, but make sure you book.

If you want to do a sight seeing bus tour then the Big Yellow Bus was accessible and had 2 routes that stopped at all major points of interest.

Or for a real adventure give the underground a go, the maps you can obtain from the reception desk at your hotel outline which statins are accessible.

Otherwise floating about on the river for a more scenic route I would suggest the 1hr boat cruise with Reederei Riedel was the perfect choice. On a sunny day there was table seating outside with table service, so delightful to enjoy a glass of something while watching the world go by.

A great adventure and very accessible trip which I recommend as must see for all.

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