Germany: Where everyone can spell Lehenbauer
In Germany we called it Jake's city. And I followed along as Jake guided me through Munich and Berlin. We had just one day in Munich. We an overnight train from Rome to Munich, had the day in Munich and then we boarded a train to Berlin and arrived By dinner.
In Munich, we ate breakfast at a wonderfully bakery, Vits Der Kaffee. Here we learned Germans only take cash. Each server carries around a black folding book of money, and credit cards are unacceptable.
Then came the most awesome place ever in Jake World, a science museum. The Deutsches Museum in Munich is full of everything science or math. It has physics exhibits, math exhibits, photography, planes, space ships, and everything else you can imagine.
Jake was in heaven. We were forced to rush through the amazing museum, but it was worth it! We also went to an OLD beer hall for lunch and had the best roast beef and potatoe soup, Haufbrauhaus.
Off to Berlin! On the train we ran into our friend, Becky, which was hilarious. We met her on a walking tour in Dublin and then realized our trip paths were almost identical. She just happened to be on the same train as us.
When we arrived in Berlin starving, we asked where we should eat to our Airbnb hosts, the recomended Italian, Turkish, Vietnamese, etc. German restaurants are far and in between. The only people who frequent them, we quickly learned, are tourists. Fresh off the train from Rome, we chose Italian for dinner.
The next day we explored the East Side Gallery, the government building, the Jewish memorial, Hitlers bunker, H&M, we saw the Queen of England twice, and dined on German food for dinner.
Oh, I almost forgot. We ate Dutch pancakes.
This post is lacking adequate photos because I haven't gotten to upload the goodies from the real camera yet, update to come!
Germany was a hit, and we put it at the top of our visit again list. Also, after traveling through countries with old as Jesus toilets, Germany offered some modern plumbing we were very thankful for!
More posts to come on London and Amsterdam!