In the morning we went to Topographie des Terrors which is a sort of history museum built on the site of the Gestapo and SS headquaters in Berlin. There was a crazy amount of information there about the history of the Nazi’s rise to power, what they did whilst in power and their downfall. It was really, really interesting but also pretty shocking in places.
Me and Dave were talking for a while about how, even though what the Nazis did was terrible and awful and should never ever happen again, how they did it and how they managed their image, particularly in the beginning, was fantastic.
After heading over to Postsdamer Platz again and had dinner and I had fish and chips with some of the tastiest chips ever. We then walked over to see the place where Hitler’s bunker was and then over towards Charlottenburg and saw Sophie Charlotte’s Palace – Charlottenburg Palace – which was intended to be a summer home for her. That in itself seems crazy considering how huge it is.
We didn’t go inside but we did have a walk around the gardens which were really pretty and ended up walking past the Belvedere as well.
In the evening we went to an incredible pub restaurant type place where beer was served by pumps in the table and you could just pour your own – the boys really liked that. I was mostly a fan of the fact that there were pugs everywhere. Also, the burgers were incredible. I had a chicken burger with bacon and parmesan and a caesar dressing. Potentially, the best burger I’ve ever had.
Then on to another bar near by, Palm Beach, that Sarah-Jane recommended. Yeah, the cocktails were tasty but the service was sooooo slow.
After that we ended up in Dr Pong which is basically a grotty room with a ping pong table and an unlicensed bar. The most overrated place I’ve ever been. I think everyone was just in awe of the novelty of it all but, personally, not a fan at all.