Day 34: TV Tower, Neues & Pergamon Museums, and a Taste of Dresden

With limited time left in Berlin, I forced myself to get up early to try and cram in some last minute activities. 8AM came and went and so did I after eating my last breakfast at St. Christopher’s Berlin hostel. Within the hour, I ascended the iconic TV Tower and took in some stellar views:

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I did not want to miss a UNSECO World Heritage right in city center, so I then ventured to Museum Island. The island plays host to a handful of different specialty museums with world renowned collections. As my last day fell on a Monday, only two of them opened their doors to the public.

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First up on the list: Neues Museum

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Finally, I ended the quick museum tour at the Pergamon

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En route back to the hostel, I also took advantage of the clear skies for some more photographs.

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Culture’d up, I finally headed to the train station. Even though Berlin’s main station appeared quite overwhelmingly large and confusing, I still made it to my train with 10 minutes to spare. As an ‘IC’ train, we had individual cabins that sat six people (but we managed to only pack in four). I talked with some of the other travelers, napped a bit, and attempted to update my blog a bit (but the napping one out a bit more than expected). I set my timer as I knew the ride should be 2hr 26m. Almost to the minute we arrived at the main station in Dresden. Next, I took a local train 3 or so stops across the river into the more ‘hip’ district. I missed the street I needed to turn on at first, but eventually got to the Kangaroo Stop Hostel.

To take advantage of the beautiful night, I dropped off my bags, filled up my water bottle and headed out with a map written by locals. My photos speak for themselves, but I can tell you first hand, Dresden exceeded my expectations.

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Exhausted, I fortunately stumbled upon a brew pub. Stretching my stomach to almost inhuman dimensions, I inhaled an entire pork shoulder. Additionally, I could not help drinking several of their beers brewed on sight.

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After all of this, it was time to call it a night (oh hey, that rhymes doesn’t it?)

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One Comment:

  1. Beer, adrenalin, too little food and sleep – take care of yourself.

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