Slow lazy Berlin
August 25, 2010 6:15 PM Subscribe
Help me enjoy lazy Berlin!
posted by missmary6 to travel & transportation around Berlin, Germany (19 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I'm travelling to Berlin for the first time in a few days and I'm super excited. I've had an extremely hard summer, and am looking to relax while I'm there. I'm sure my life plans will bring me back to Germany many, many times so I'm not desperate to see all the "highlights" crammed into manic days.
My plans so far include spending a day at the Neue Nationalgalerie, seeing the Botanical Garden at the Freie Universitaet (I'm a huge plant nerd), and heading to the Berliner Ensemble one night.
I'm interested in neighborhoods to wander around, and non-busy cafes where I can sit with a good latte and book, or a beer garden where I can have a couple of beers while enjoying the atmosphere. I like art, used bookstores, and cute neighborhoods with good people-watching. I'm NOT interested in moving through tourist masses on Ku'Damm or finding the hottest nightclub in Kreuzberg (not that I'd hate any of that - just not this visit!)
I'm staying in a quieter place - out in WeiBensee, but I'm not worried about using public transportation. I speak German, not fluently, but enough to enjoy some quieter non-tourist areas.
Thanks for your recommendations, lovely MeFites!