After the last post on Berlin, i realised there are some more things i would have like to share, so here we go with some more on Berlin...
Okay so as we all know, driving in Germany is fun, and same is with Berlin but it's not only driving, is it? If you drive, you need to park, and to park you need a Parking place. Simple !
Good thing is the way driving is fun, parking is also fun. It felt like you can park anywhere, beside the roads, in-between the opposite direction lanes where normally we see only light/ lamp posts ! And all for free !
Over all parking is a lot cheaper than here in Netherlands. But like everywhere there are always pros and cons. Parking place which we used at Alexanderplatz, not sure how safe it was to park at roads, minimum charge was 1€, First time when we parked there we didn't have any problems so next day also we parked there while we roam around for about three hours which meant 3€. But when automatic machine didn't work and we called the guy using helpline, he charged us 7€ !
When we reached our hotel at Berlin, hotel parking was full ( which was 12€ per day, still cheaper than most of the other places ). When advise receptionist advised us that we can just park across the road, just opposite the hotel. When we asked if that was safe and how much would it cost per day, there came a surprised look, yes it was safe and it was free ! We actually were wondering how come so many cars parked between two opposite lanes when we first drove in the city, then our amazement was answered.
We decided to move to hotel parking as soon as there is a place available but then we ended up parking there at the same spot all four days.
Same way at other parking place, it was written 1€/hr and still machine charged us 3€ for 50 mins. Now you can't fight with machines !
Whenever we visit a new city, we try to take atleast one guided tour and most of the times we end up taking hip-hop bus city tours, but this time at Berlin we took walking tour. And it wouldn't have any better. I will highly recommend it, these walk tours are more fun and more interactive. It is even recommended by lonely Planet.
I am sharing some more pictures of Berlin as a result of some suggestions on why didn't i share more photos !
This is a view from top of Berliner Dom. Really Beautiful !Some more from Dom.
Well, after driving quite a lot, walking a bit you need some good places to dine, don't you? There are plenty of good restaurants in the Berlin. Here I am just listing a few where we dined during our stay.
There are plenty of Steak houses in Berlin. We tried dinner at Block house first night. We are vegetarian so didn't try steak in steak house (hehehe) so can't comment on how did we find it but it looked nice, and our friends who had it said it was nice.
We had skipped desert as we were so full but while waiting for cheque we went through the ice-cream menu, no-one said anything at that point but as soon as we left the place we found ourselves in search of a good ice-cream place ! Wherever we went, we didn't find it at par with the benchmark pictures in our mind and that resulted us returned here after some hours to have ice-cream. And yes it was indeed great !
Next evening we had our famous mood-lifting dinner at that Indian Restaurant Bombay which i already mentioned in my last post. So you already know how much we loved it.