Toasting the Moon in Berlin

Travel for 2 cost breakdown (at the time of writing this post):

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Alternative City: Alternative Romance

I don’t believe that Berlin would top any lists of the “Most Romantic Places on Earth.” It probably doesn’t get a lot of attention in “Top Honeymoon Destinations” either. But, I would argue that it is a very romantic city. This is a city that is a love story in itself. In the midst of a war – the city was split. Families were separated, friends were cutoff, and lovers were ripped away from each other. In another city, tragedy would be the end of the book. But, Berlin prevailed. Through secret excursions, tunnels, uprising, and determination, Berliners powered through their struggles learning lessons in courage, humanity, and love the entire time.

What’s most beautiful about Berlin is how it leaves love letters throughout the city for locals and tourists alike, reminding everyone about it’s difficult past and how it overcame all obstacles . It is a massive and sprawling city without a true “city-center.” But, if you take the time and energy to look around the neighborhoods, you will find tokens of how the city has turned grief into love everywhere from the Mauerpark to the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe to the East Side Gallery.

What We Did:

This trip to Berlin was a time to explore the main highlights of historical and cultural importance to Berlin and the new reunified Germany overall.

Days 1 – 2:

Historical Walking Tour of Berlin – Self-Guided – Alexanderplatz, TV Tower, Checkpoint Charlie, Marienkirche, Rathaus, Berliner Dom, Brandenburg Gate, The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Days 3 – 4:

Museum Island (Pergamon Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie), Unter den Linden, Berlin Wall Memorial, East Side Gallery, DDR Museum

Toast the Moon Rating:

  • Food and Drink: 10/10
  • Culture/Locals: 10/10
  • Things to Do: 10/10
  • Adventure Opportunities: 8/10
  • Cost: 10/10 
  • Total: 9.6/10 – Prost!

Enjoy your adventure!

Toast the Moon – Cheers,

Noah and Majhon

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