Our second full day in Berlin began with a search for the perfect breakfast, but with no idea where to go we ended up in Dunkin’ Donuts with a terrible cheese toasty and water-y iced latte – tip: it’s best to stick to their donuts! We then went on to catch the Underground train from Alexanderplatz to Samariterstraiße, which took us nearby to a flea market at Boxhagener Platz. The flea market is held every Sunday and you can find an array of treasures like second hand bags, lamps, books and antique maps and prints. You could spend all morning wandering around the stalls. It’s the perfect way to spend a relaxed Sunday and there are lots of cafes and restaurants in the area. I bought some lovely A6 illustrated prints, which I plan to put in frames.
We then started walking towards the East Side Gallery, the world’s largest open-air mural that’s 1.3km long. The wall was transformed into a memorial for freedom in 1990 and consists of over 100 paintings by international artists. The paintings document a time of change, optimism and a free future for the world. It’s definitely worth going to see the wall if you’re in Berlin, but it’s a shame the wall is spoiled with graffiti. We walked back along the River Spree and went for lunch at Pirates Berlin, where we tried Currywurst for the first time, which did not disappoint!
We caught the train back to Alexanderplatz and decided to take a trip to the top of the Fernsehturm TV tower. It was great to see Berlin from 207 metres high but the reflection from the lights inside made it difficult to take any pictures or even see outside properly – it may be a better idea to go in the day. We then went for a burger at The Pub, which had beer taps at each table and pictures of pugs on the walls - whats not to love! We finished the night with some drinks and went to bed ready for our last day in Berlin!