Berlin

Lovely readers. I am back from the loveliest and my new favorite city, Berlin!

I was there for a program related to my work and loved every second of it. My eyes teared a little when the plane landed in Kuwait. I was in denial. I did not want to leave!

The streets, the museums, the parks, the canals, the lakes, the shops, the bakeries and Oh My! Oh My! the best and most perfect bread I have ever had in my entire life! I overdosed on every kind of bread with every meal!

crumbles and strudels

crumbles and strudels

bread and bread and bread

bread and bread and bread

And now let me show you a couple of pictures from the streets of Berlin

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holocaust memorial

holocaust memorial

And now to the museums…

Altes Museum

Altes Museum

Inside the Jewish Museum

Inside the Jewish Museum

The Pergamon

The Pergamon

Inside the Pergamon

Inside the Pergamon

Display at the cafeteria of the Ethnology Museum

Display at the cafeteria of the Ethnology Museum

Since I was part of an official delegation, we didn’t really get to experience fine dining, except for the one time at the German Foreign Office (Foreign Ministry) where we were invited to the restaurant of the foreign ministry itself! I tried for the first time venison and I quite liked it! And finished off our meal with an excellent creme brulee topped with fresh, plumb berries.

Up until the last few days in Berlin, I had yet to try German food so my sister and I asked the concierge for an authentic German “rustic” restaurant. We were recommended to the one below, Leibniz-Klause. We arrived and it was packed and filled with the elderly! So it had to be good. We were sadly turned away as there were no tables available.

Leibniz-Klause

Leibniz-Klause

We walked around that beautiful street tired and hungry and saw this!

Nubaumerin Restaurant

Nubaumerin Restaurant

It had a lovely atmosphere and the Chef himself came to serve our main dishes! And the food was even lovelier!

bread with bean spread

bread with bean spread

Goat cheese encrusted with chopped chives on top of sweet tomato relish and accompanished with lightly dressed lambs lettuce

Goat cheese encrusted with chopped chives on top of sweet tomato relish and accompanied with lightly dressed lambs lettuce

My sister's dish - goulash with a large potato dumpling

My sister's dish - goulash with a large potato dumpling

My dish - pike perch

My dish - pike perch

And then of course we had to have an apple strudel! And it was yummy!

Apple strudel

Apple strudel

And this my lovely readers, concludes my Berlin post.

I want to go back….

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7 thoughts on “Berlin

  1. I never liked German people but, year after year, i realised that i only never liked them because i never really understood them, never understood their dry sense of humour and their attitude .. once someone is welling to do that, they are a very easy going bunch of folks

    German and Bread.. simple answer, things are just fresh..just like the rest of Europe!

    i was stuck for an opinion from the sales lady at designer’s shop at a duty free shop in Frankfurt, she urged me to get the bigger bag for my mother because, its large enough for the LOAF of bread if she wants to go grocery shoppin! It was an easy choice then, i got the smaller bag!

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