The Berlin apartment.
The trendy Kreuzberg neighborhood is the place to stay when visiting Berlin. Find an apartment, like this one AirBnB $100 as a home base for exploring this historic city. If you prefer a hotel, the Mitte area will serve you well. Both Garden Living and i31 Hotel are excellent, sustainable options.
Weihenstephaner & Dada Falafel
From the Brandenburg Gate, walk or jump back on the train to Weihenstephaner, a Bavarian-style tavern in busy Hackescher Markt. Sit outside (if it’s cold out, take a seat in the beautiful dining hall), order a stein and relax.
Make the quick trip over to Dada Falafel for a taste of one of Germany’s best vegetarian dishes, brought over by the many Turks that now live and work in Berlin. Dada might be the best in the city.
The best known East to West Berlin Wall crossing during the Cold War, this checkpoint has been featured in plenty of spy movies and books throughout the years. If you’re still hungry, or want another coffee, you can stop in at Cafe Adler (Eagle Cafe) which is famous for its excellent viewing point into East Berlin.
When in Berlin and the weather is nice, parks are the place to be. Walk about 15 minutes west to Tempelhofer Feld, a former airport with an incredible history that has recently been turned into a massive park. Take in sunset next to one of the old runways while enjoying music from one of the many spontaneous concerts that tend to pop up throughout the park.