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  • hello and greetings from berlin germany today  we're showing you around germany's capital city  

  • it's artsy it's funky it's gritty and yet it  manages to have something for every traveler  

  • in this video we'll be taking you on a biking  tour across the city where we'll cover a mix  

  • of attractions i think it's going to be a great  way to see the city we'll do a beer tasting in  

  • the neighborhood of kreuzberg sampling everything  from visa to porter this is my favorite one so far  

  • oh yeah the german ipa wow plus we'll take you  on an evening Berlin food tour where we'll try  

  • all sorts of classic german dishes with a few  surprises in between a classic berlin dish but  

  • reinterpreted so whether it's your first time  visiting berlin or you're coming back for more  

  • we hope this video will give you a few ideas  of some fun things to do in berlin germany  

  • the following is our berlin  travel guide so let's dive in  

  • all right guys hello hello and greetings from  berlin germany we are back we're back in berlin  

  • our last visit was many years ago so it's nice  to be back in the city seeing it with fresh eyes  

  • so we thought we would come down to  berlin cathedral which you've got  

  • right behind us check out that beauty and also  just take a stroll along museum island and you  

  • know we're gonna keep going with the theme of  seeing doing and eating as much as we possibly can  

  • absolutely we're bringing you that  video we're gonna bring you that one  

  • if you're visiting berlin germany for the first  time museum island is a good place to start  

  • this museum complex sits on the spray island in  berlin's historic center you have multiple museums  

  • to choose from including the old museum the new  museum the old national gallery the boda museum  

  • the pergamon museum and most recently the humboldt  forum which we'll show you later in this video  

  • aside from that museum island is also home to the  magnificent berlin cathedral if you're feeling up  

  • to it you can climb the 270 steps to the dome's  outer walkway for panoramic views of the city

  • it's also worth mentioning that museum  island has pickup points for certain  

  • river cruises down the spray so  it's quite a central attraction  

  • and you're likely to end up here  at some point during your visit  

  • that evening we had dinner at a restaurant  right around the corner from our hotel  

  • freya is the first plant-based zero waste  restaurant in berlin germany and it has been  

  • generating a lot of buzz since first opening so  we decided to try something new over the course  

  • of dinner we tried braised and poached pear and  beetroot coffee adobo marinated carrot polenta  

  • with mushroom and kale ragu and a hazelnut almond  ice cream sandwich for dessert we may not be vegan  

  • but we can't appreciate the concept behind this  restaurant plus the food was simply exquisite and  

  • at the end of the day that speaks for itself an  army of one surrounded by bicycles bicycles that's  

  • what we are doing this morning ah not a clue voila  so we are here at berlin on bike and we are going  

  • to be joining a bike tour around berlin germany  seeing loads of highlights i believe we're doing  

  • a four hour tour so i think we're going to be  covering a lot of the city and i haven't been  

  • biking in a while so this should be an adventure  biking in a city i'll tell you what any excuse  

  • i have to be burning off some of the excess  calories we've been consuming in the last 10 days  

  • is much needed all the schnitzel oh my goodness  i'm getting a schnitzel belly so yeah we're gonna  

  • enjoy going for four hours on the bike and um yeah  i think it's gonna be a great way to see the city  

  • yeah we've never explored berlin on bike before  it's always been on foot we're taking the esbonda  

  • yuban so this will be the first time to  see it by bicycle we're really excited

  • okay so next stop on our biking tour across berlin  germany is a very familiar spot for us this is  

  • mauerpark and when sam and i lived in berlin  very briefly our apartment was right around the  

  • corner from here so it's kind of nice to be back  this is a super cool spot if you can visit on a  

  • sunday because there's a huge flea market there's  also live music there's live karaoke where people  

  • just you know get down in the amphitheater and  just sing to their hearts content so it's a very  

  • lively spot um we're not here on a sunday right  now so we're just enjoying a bit of a quieter  

  • ride a quieter day and yeah just checking out the  street art which as you can see is ever evolving  

  • this is basically a free-for-all  it's a canvas that everyone can use  

  • and yeah it's been a super cool ride  so far and we're gonna keep going

  • In terms of things to do in berlin germany  

  • the cool thing about doing a private bike tour is  that our guide oleg was really able to customize  

  • the route based on our interests and include a lot  of neighborhoods and lesser-known attractions that  

  • we hadn't visited before we also got to visit  one of berlin's newest attractions humboldt  

  • forum this has been under construction ever  since our very first trip to berlin many years  

  • ago so it was cool to finally see it completed the  building combines three rebuilt baroque facades of  

  • berlin's former royal palace and one modern one it  houses various museums restaurants and a theater  

  • we didn't have enough time to go in during the  bike tour but it was still nice to see in passing

  • well we dropped off her bike yeah i can't  believe how much we were able to see in four  

  • hours with oleg what a fantastic guide he sure  made things fun we we visited parts of berlin  

  • neighborhoods um not just the main attractions  but like distinct places and neighborhoods where  

  • things took place in history that we would  never have found look we've got the train um  

  • don't mind the noise it's almost gone there  we go so yeah it was just a fantastic tour  

  • and the other thing that really surprised me was  just how much you could see within four hours  

  • i mean we were taking more photos and videos than  a typical tourist would so i mean we could have  

  • got all the way to templehof potentially  in four hours so you can really see a lot  

  • of the city on bike so thank you oleg thanks  oleg super enjoyed that that was so much fun  

  • lunch time boy did we work up an appetite during  the four hours of biking so much fun but we are  

  • hungry and so we placed an order we're gonna go  with some curries you're getting the palak paneer  

  • yes i am getting the paneer butter masala so we  got some naan coming we've got our apple chole  

  • we're all set can't wait to eat well here we have  it the palak paneer haven't had this in such a  

  • long time so i'm pretty excited for this with  paneer cheese it's kind of like a cottage cheese

  • spinach cottage delight so spinach  this is one of my favorites  

  • i usually order this or the butter chicken we're  in good shape for this one we're in good shape  

  • for sure we got some naan coming soon too  we do we got them butter garlic yeah and  

  • the spinach is so creamy looks fantastic yum yum  wow the naan has arrived i cannot wait to try my  

  • pitier butter masala and guys berlin isfantastic foodie city we've got everything  

  • any kind of international cuisine you could  think of you have we were actually looking for  

  • an indonesian restaurant we were wandering around  like oh we'd have to walk another block let's see  

  • if it's down this block that's how we found this  place okay guys so we finished biking we had a  

  • delicious lunch and now the adventure continues  we are going to be having some beer so we have  

  • come to the berlo brew house here in kreutzberg  and we are going to be doing a little guided tour  

  • learning about the brewing process and we're  also going to be sampling some beers because  

  • that is what you do when you come to a brewery  so we're going to show you that coming up next

  • the name bello is an interesting story which is  connected with the history of berlin first people  

  • who actually settled down in this region  uh were slavic people and berlin is a swamp  

  • it's a very the ground is very muddy and  this weird name means something like swamp  

  • and the sufix ina means above and they call this  area berlina to say the city above the swamp  

  • so to give you a little recap we did the burlo  tasting board with food pairings the first beer we  

  • tried was the berlina visa which was paired with  green apples beer number one number one berglina  

  • yes let's see i love the color i have to say it  looks like honey almost you're right it does have  

  • a very nice summery taste nice and light it's  refreshing it's a little bit fruity the pairing  

  • that goes with that are the apples it's a fresh  apple and a dried apple chip and some apple cream  

  • next came the helles which is the brewery's  most popular beer this one was paired with  

  • toasted bread and mushrooms so so far my favorite  has been the berlina vice which honestly reminds  

  • me a little bit of the apfel chocolate we've  been drinking which is like that apple juice  

  • with uh sparkling water it's kind of like if  that meant beer i liked it a lot basically  

  • when it comes to beer you like beers that taste  i like little like beers fruity yeah and then the  

  • second one we've just tried is the helles yeah  which is their original this is their versatile  

  • all-arounder yeah such a nice smooth beer and  apparently this is the one that uh flows like  

  • water out of the tap when they're having uh  events here and when it's packed so uh yeah  

  • let me try this one it's a good one it's a very  smooth one yeah and more to come that was followed  

  • by a pale ale paired with chicory and then came  the german ipa which was a bit of a stronger beer  

  • it showcased the german hops and it was less  fruity than the american ipa this beer was paired  

  • with kimchi and caraway seeds and you already know  how much we love kimchi when you see an orangey  

  • color you know there's caramels in there this is  my favorite one so far oh yeah the german ipa wow  

  • sweet but also the the hop aromas are very unusual  and the pairing personally is maybe my favorite um  

  • we call it german kimchi get rid of that and last  but not least we tried a baltic porter which was  

  • smoky yet light this one was paired with fermented  black garlic i know these pairings may sound a  

  • bit unusual but they really helped bring out the  flavors in the beer so it was a fun taste test for  

  • our palettes also there were loads of other beers  to try some with really fun names like goosebumps  

  • unicorn blood and blurry vision and if we hadn't  had another activity booked for later that evening  

  • we certainly would have spent a few hours drinking  our way through the rest of their menu but we had  

  • a food tour calling our name okay guys so the  adventure across berlin continues and now we  

  • are moving on to food street food we have joined  an evening food tour here in kreutzberg show the  

  • bag this company fork and walk so we are going to  spend the next three hours eating our way around  

  • this part of the city i'm super excited our first  stop today is actually currywurst but vegan with a  

  • twist yeah twist and with spice and we are trying  something very new to us a classic berlin dish  

  • but reinterpreted so we'll see what that's like  okay so first dish is here the vegan curry first  

  • so here we go we got it spicy you can see the the  powder the seasoning on there so let's go for it  

  • and tastes like sausage wow it tastes like a hot  though wow it is very very sticky ticklish in them  

  • but nice you can't you can't start a food  tour in berlin without this this is a staple

  • okay our next stop of the day food adventure  continues and it is amazing we're going to  

  • be trying some turkish delights here we have  got pide we've got lamb right in front of me  

  • and then we've also got beef oh my gosh  the smell is just wonderful it's been  

  • nicely sliced up for us that language is  next level yes so tender nice and juicy  

  • this is a really really good p-day wow  it's been years since i've had one so  

  • this is fantastic latest latest german restaurant  but serving food tapas style so we have ordered  

  • three dishes to kind of sample and share so if  i remember all the names correctly this is the  

  • leyba keizer which i'm told is neither liver  nor cheese some kind of sausagey meat perhaps  

  • and then we have the keize spatzler which are  the noodles the handmade noodles from the south  

  • lots of cheese these look like the crispy onions  on top and then i believe this is the noodle yes

  • but the vegetarian kind correct yes okay yeah  the creamies the dumplings with the with the  

  • mushroom and cream sauce let's dig in i'm gonna  try this first i'm very curious about this oh okay  

  • is it kind of like bready yeah that is bread  there's bread yeah that's red included yes  

  • how's that nice it's also like every mama in  germany will do exactly this kind of sauce we  

  • had something like this but it was like a potato  pancake without that sauce and the mushrooms  

  • oh my god at a bar it was like the portion was  like this it was like the size of a pizza yeah  

  • it was so good okay isn't that tasty look at  how cheesy that is just strings of cheese okay  

  • bring on the cheese bring on the  cheese that's one of your favorites wow

  • so it's southern german yeah  okay it's uh it's one of the  

  • traditional dishes there so it's like the the  german pasta and last but not least right last  

  • but not least i'm just gonna take a piece of  oh pick it up and eat it meats if it is meat  

  • it is it is meat i don't even know what to do  with cheese but it's not liver but it is meat

  • not nice how they do it with this  

  • with sandwich with the bun together  you can pick it up and eat it wow

  • it reminds me a bit of a sausage like a hot  dog or a ham yeah but not it is in the middle  

  • of a lot of things but it's it's so it's i  never saw this outside of germany yeah it's  

  • really it's really old traditional german  dish when you go to the supermarket and  

  • get an imbec there you will get  it there okay no restaurants

  • well it is time to say goodbye farewell everyone  the berlin