Eats around Berlin

Berlin is an international city and as such, you can eat any type of food whenever you want.  When I first arrived I was very intimidated with eating anywhere cause I had trouble understanding the menu! Most restaurants I went to did have an English menu after I asked, which I hate to be the person that needs that but it was nice and made eating out a little less intimidating.

I also found Yelp to be popular and made finding places near me to eat or drink easier. I also love to use Instagram and that is how we found this next breakfast spot, Benedict.  Every corner of this restaurant and cafe is an Instagrammers paradise!  This breakfast/brunch will be pricier than other low key spots, but you are paying for the atmosphere and I didn’t mind paying extra for the full experience.

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This next spot is a gem and could easily be walked by sans the line of people out the door.  Hamy is an affordable, fresh and delicious spot. Also situated in a fun neighborhood to walk about this is a must do spot! IMG_5222IMG_5223

A great place to stop for bread, for a picnic?… or a pastry for breakfast is Soluna. Delicious!IMG_5230IMG_5231

Sahara – I think its a chain? But soo good – fun to take to go or eat there on the patio get a beer next door.IMG_5291IMG_5293IMG_5294

Austria Das Original – Delish schnitzel and I think pickled cucumbers and potato salad… SO good!IMG_5217IMG_5216IMG_5214IMG_5213

Reccomendations :

Benedict

Hamy

Soluna

Sahara

Austria Das Original 

 

Walking around Berlin

I enjoy walking and it is especially nice to walk about when traveling. Walking is a great way to get to know a place and acquaint yourself with the area you are staying in.

The Turkish market was a great find! I literally stumbled across it when leaving my hostel Tuesday morning. With clothing, jewelry, sweets and other food items everyone can get something they want here!IMG_5181IMG_5186IMG_5188IMG_5189

The canals are beautiful! I highly reccomend eating/drinking nearby and strolling through them!IMG_5191IMG_5200IMG_5202IMG_5201IMG_5198IMG_5203IMG_5205IMG_5207IMG_5235

Victoria Park is a great place to people watch, relax, or picnic.IMG_5233IMG_5234IMG_5239IMG_5262IMG_5274IMG_5273IMG_5279IMG_5285IMG_5284IMG_5277IMG_5287IMG_5296IMG_5300IMG_5302IMG_5306IMG_5307IMG_5362IMG_5363IMG_5365

My Recommendations :

A flea market either Boxhagener Platz or Mauerpark 

Turkish market

Victoria Park

Fat tire bike tour – Riding a bike was SO much fun and I felt safer being in a group than I would have been renting a bike alone. The bike lanes can be a little confusing for someone who doesn’t know what they are doing!

Bowling is a great indoor activity if it happens to rain! This alley has 1 euro games on Sunday.

Prater Garten

Cafe am Neuren See

A few other resources I found helpful :

World of Wanderlust  – Berlin Bucket List

Brewdogs Berlin Recs

11 tips for rainy days

Berlin Weekend Itinerary 

Must see sights according to Hand Luggage Only

50 things to do in Berlin

Mai Fest: Mill Valley

The Tourist Club in Mill Valley is only open twice a year to guests, this past Sunday, they opened up for Mai Fest!

Now you can either hike up from the Mill Valley right behind the library using the Dipsea trail or you can park about a mile away from their Clubhouse and walk the rest of the way. We chose the hike and lucky for us we followed a family headed to The Tourist Club! I imagine it would have been pretty easy to get lost had we not been following people!

When we arrived it was a little before 12 when they officially opened up and there was already a large line ahead of us! By the time we entered people had filled up most of the tables and were already merrily drinking beer!

We ordered our first pitcher and found a nice place in the sun to sit…which was the dance floor! The dancing had not started but we were told we would have to move once it did…so we enjoyed our time sitting there until we had to move. Got another pitcher and went to see about a Brat! They had a few different types of sausages, even a vegan sausage! We found a table to sit at while eating but they were trying to move people along once they were done eating. After that we went back to the dance floor and watched the professional dancers and then joined in once they opened up the floor.

When it was time to go we were toasted from the sun and beer but it was a great time with friends! Can not wait to go back in October!

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We had an amazing time! Drank lots of beer, ate Bratwurst, pretzels and pickles! I was in heaven!  My friend K and I danced and it was so much fun!