I set out towards Mitte, having heard that it was a fancy hipster neighbourhood with retro shops. However they do not open until after 12pm. Very hip not getting out of bed. At least it meant I did not spend any money. Instead I bought some Berliners (doughnuts). Surprisingly not amazing! One had a filling that tasted like Christmas mince.
I looked at the East German architecture.
It costs €11 to go up the tower so I did not. Instead I went to the DDR Museum (entry €6).
BEST MUSEUM EVER!!!! You can touch almost everything and take photos. They have a Trabi set up with virtual ignition and accelerator. Of course, it doesn’t start first time!
There were also sections on voting, the environment, economics, the wall, and prison. Once outside I decided to try the restaurant with apparently authenic recipes.
Cheapest thing on the menu – €4,20. The pattie was quite coarse but there was nothing special about it. For a better retro food experience go to the Ainos Steakhouse in Invercargill, New Zealand. They just haven’t changed anything in 40 years. Including the decor.
I passed through museum island, since I hae already been to the places their exhibitions are about.