We arrived Friday night after a grueling 6 hours on the autobahn with plenty of 'staus' (traffic jams) and construction sites along the way. We immediately headed out for a night on the town and headed to Oranienburgstrasse where we frequented some of our favorite bars - an underground pub and a vacant warehouse now utilized as a rotating artist exhibits and a thriving music scene with several different bars and clubs. We ended the night in the neighborhood around our hotel at a communist-themed bar with great live music. One thing's for sure, there is nightlife abounding in Berlin to suit anyone's taste.
|Underground pub on Oranienburgerstrasse|
|Meandering through the many floors of the warehouse checking out the Berlin art scene|
|Behind warehouse with bar shacks and a sandy "beach" atmoshphere|
|The red-lit commi bar behind our hotel with Kalashnikovs as decoration|
|The guys (Jon G., Jon and Brian) in between the U.S. Embassy and the Brandenburg Tor|
|Relaxing on the roof of our hotel|
|Guys night out on the town|
|Berlin Half Marathon race course|
|Jon posing in the midst of the Berlin Victory Column|
|Ladies at the Finish|
|Finisher Photo with the Flag of Berlin|
Although our time was quite short, we managed to experience an incredible weekend in Berlin at a fast pace and are already looking forward to our return to explore more of this fascinating city. Now... off to Budapest to complete the month of April with a bang!