Guten Tag Germany: Day 27- Berlin doing the touristy-thing continued

Checkpoint Charlie

 Checkpoint Charlie was one of Berlin’s famous border-crossing, between West and East Berlin. Nearest U-Bahn Kochstra├če station.  

A tourist trap

 I disliked it so much. It doesn’t help that we arrived in the late morning, with hordes of tourists everywhere, taking photos with two border patrol police men (one American, one Russian). The biggest tourist cliche in Berlin. A historical spot-turned-into-a-tourist trap. What a shame. This tourist spot gave me headache.

There were few exhibitions nearby, such as BlackBox Multimedia exhibition on the Cold War. Checkpoint Charlie museum had long queues. We walked around a bit, then left to lunch.

My schnitzel


Tray return conveyor belt – ZE left a compliment message to the chef

  Lunch was at KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) and nearest station was U-Bahn Wittenbergplatz. Schnitzels at LeBuffet, located at 6th floor of KaDeWe, supposedly the best in town.

Berlin Wall Memorial

 After lunch, we went to Berlin Wall Memorial, an open-air exhibition at Bernauer Strasse. We got off at a wrong station, and walked quite a bit. Make sure you get the right stations: S-Bahn station Nordbahnhof or U-Bahn station Bernauer Strasse.

The Visitor Center and the Documentation Center with a viewing platform are located on the other side of the street.

Chef ZE

 We headed back to hostel after that, for ZE-cooked dinner.

TV Tower

 After dinner, we traveled to Aexanderplatz station for sightseeing, and managed to go to TV Tower. Night view was superb, so make sure you go in the evening!


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.