We arrived in Berlin on a Saturday with plenty of time to wander, but once I saw my fluffy Westin bed, I had no desire to do anything but relax 🙂 So instead of exploring, like a good tourist, I sat in my bed catching up on Netflix and picking out our dinner spot.
For dinner I chose Cookies Cream.
I knew that is was right by the Westin, but as I was leading my family down the alley towards where I thought the restaurant was (their website gives visual aids), I was second guessing my decision. I mean what kind of restaurant is hidden down a dark alley behind a hotel?
We rang the bell and entered a dark room with a bar and some seating, very speakeasy-esque, and at this point my father is definitely giving me the “What did you get us into look”. Once our table was ready we were taken upstairs to a beautiful dining room, the perfect combination of industrial and class, nothing the dark entryway would have suggested.
well it was excellent.
My carnivore brother wasn’t a fan of the vegetarian inspired menu, but I loved it.
With a full belly and a good night’s rest, I was READY to explore Berlin!
Got to have breakfast first..
The Bradenburg Gate…
Then we started to explore the Tiergarten, a HUGE PARK!
The Soviet War Memorial:
Then, purely by luck, we came across the most beautiful garden, The Rosengarten. It was like a secret garden hidden in the middle of this giant park.
And last but not least, The Victory Column:
I love Patterson Park in Baltimore, but the Tiergarten was AMAZING! So much room for activities 😉
We kept walking…
and FINALLY, it was lunch time 🙂
Our last “touristy” goal of the day was to learn about the Berlin Wall.
We even ended the day with a traditional meal from Max und Moritz. I had Kutscher Gulasch, a beef goulash served with homemade noodles.
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What a beautiful city!
Love always, Arianna the Wandering Pipette