an American in Germany: a blog about culture, language, society
Saturday, May 26, 2012
the grungy underbelly of Berlin
We started the day with a trip to the Turkish Market in Kreuzberg. Got some Lakritz (licorice), a spinach-feta pastry, and enjoyed just wandering through.Then we headed to Mitte, where we visited the Kunsthaus Tacheles, a graffiti-covered artist house. Then we walked down Auguststr, which is filled with galleries. We had a little break at the garden of Clärchens Ballhaus (a cheese plate, a shared pizza, some German beer) and then walked through the shopping district of Mitte. Then took the train back down to Kreuzberg, walked down Oranienstr., had dinner at Katerschmaus (Kater Holzig) - an amazing former soap factory right on the Spree river. Ended the night at a bar on Oranienstr....a great day in Berlin!