Today we had to pack up before we went out on a treasure hunt. The plan for the day was to experience some of the markets Berlin has to offer…
We took the hop on hop off bus we had tickets for to a stop near the first market , ” Flea Market at Straße des 17 June “, one of the oldest and most famous markets in Berlin. Something new and something old and used, and relatively straight forward, and not too cramped.
Then it was off to a couple of other markets: Fehrbelliner Platz and Rathau Schöneberg at John F. Kennedy Platz , before we took the taxi to the largest ; ‘ Flea Market at Mauerpark ‘ . There were chaotic tendencies, and it was hard to look around when we went in a tightly packed crowd and had to think more about where you put your feet. But absolute an experience! Stalls with new and used; furniture, antiques, clothing and jewelry, and up to several stalls with food. In the park next to it you could hear drum beats and people had gathered around to listen. The atmosphere was good, the sun was shining and we had a feeling that it was spring!
After the market we headed toward ‘Museum Island’. There were also a few markets, but we bought tickets to the museums and took a little trip to the museums at the “island”…
The hours had flown by and it was time to think about getting back to the hotel to collect our things before we took a taxi to the airport. But first a little trip to Palm Beach for a little bite to eat;)
Once again we sat on the plane. We had a super weekend in Berlin.
Much building work and mess, so it gives the city a little bad impression esthetically, apart from that we had all in all a very nice trip.
The hotel we stayed at was a very nice hotel; clean, tidy and neat rooms. WiFi was also included!
At once you enter you will be met by a stylish reception under the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium; ‘AquaDome’. It is 16m high (total height 25m), holds as much as one million liters of water and contains over 1,500 tropical fish and over 50 different species.