Berlin Easter

Armed with Lonely Planet’s Western Europe Guide and Wallpaper*’s Berlin Guide, Elizabeth and I spent a very cold Easter in Berlin. I had been there before maybe five years ago, but it was Elizabeth’s first visit.

We stayed in Motel 1 on Moritzplatz, not close to the centre, but on the tube, so was easy to get around.

The architecture of this city is beautiful. The devastation of the war gave the architects of Europe an opportunity to rebuild in what was one of the bravest architectural periods of recent times. Favourite buildings included, The TV Tower, architecture of Karl Marx Alle, the Jewish War memorial, The Philharmonie, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, KMA 36, Neue Nationalgalerie and the GSW Headquarters.

We ate way too many sausages, drank enough beer to ensure we never got up early enough to avoid the crowds at the Reichstag, and well, are only now getting over the wind chafe.

The Wallpaper* guide was indispensable and really opened up the cool spots such as The Newton Bar and Universum Lounge.

Enjoy the pics below and in the gallery.

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GSW Building

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Elizabeth and I at the Brandenburg Gate

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1936 Olympic Stadium

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National Gallery

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Museum District with the TV Tower in the background

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