After spending the first weekend in Stuttgart at Oktoberfest, my travels began with a long weekend in Berlin. October 3rd is a holiday here in Germany, so it seemed like the perfect weekend to book a road trip to Berlin. In fact, I didn't realize how perfect the timing was (shame on me for not knowing my world history), because the October 3rd holiday is German Unity Day, the anniversary of East and West Germany reuniting in 1990. What an excellent time to be in the country's capital.
We did manage to find some time to relax in Berlin too, it wasn't ALL sightseeing. The weather was gorgeous, so we made some time to pop into a really cool bar in East Berlin and have a drink. Here is a snapshot of the bar from a bridge, it sits right on the water and you can watch people floating by on paddle boats.