A preserved section of the wall

Hasty Pastry closes on Sundays so we tried “Bakery and cafe brotzeit”, a Turkish cafe with pastries, good coffee and good value. We walked around for a bit then back to base to finish off the KaDeWe cheese with rolls.

Our long afternoon walk took us first to the preserved section of the wall, we were surprised how thin and shoddy it was, the iron reinforcement bulging out in places, but it did its repressive job for 27 years before its fall in 1989. Alongside it was a linear open air display explaining the rise and fall of the Nazis and the misery they caused. Next we moved on to the Checkpoint Charlie reconstruction, not a lot to see and thronged with tourists.

We paused for drinks by the French cathedral and moved on to Berlin Cathedral, a beautiful building but as with many, the view of it was marred by scaffolding and works. There were many government buildings and museums around here, it would need a long stay in the city to really appreciate them and visit those open to the public.

We ate at the Mediterranean Salamat restaurant, we weren’t sure exactly what we were ordering but were pleased with what came. All three restaurants we visited in Berlin were cash only, we will have to visit a cashpoint as we’re running low.