Berlin has been the first city I explored on my own and it’s been an interesting experience. I chose to stay in Friedrichshain slightly out of the centre of town, and in the former Eastern part of Berlin. There’s a lot about the area that felt like Newtown in Sydney, very diverse, a little bit scrappy but it was easy to find my way around from.
I walked. Everywhere. From the first evening when I walked down to the river to check out the Oberbaum Bridge (enlarge the photo for the questionable art installation/performance in front of it) and the East Side Gallery to a 4 hour walking tour of Berlin’s highlights I ended the day footsore and happy to have seen as much as I did in so short a time.
It’s a city with a long and fascinating history.
And questionable weather as you can see from the pics.