My last stop on my Germany tour landed me in one of my favorite cities in the world, Berlin. I have multiple friends that live there and this was my 2nd time in the city – here’s a post I did about some of the touristic things to see/do in Berlin which I really didn’t do much of this time around.

I essentially just came to Berlin to hang out, live the good life and visit my friends. Berlin is actually MUCH cheaper than most of Germany, which is kind of an interesting truth considering it’s the largest city and the capital and a welcome respite from Frankfurt and Hamburg. I can’t think of any other city in the world that is either the largest city and/or the capital and is cheaper than the rest of the country, can you?

I spent my first couple of days in the western part of the city (which wasn’t behind the iron curtain) at Hotel Otto which was a great place to get reacquainted with mien Berlin. It’s located in Charlottenburg, a neighborhood a couple miles from the city center, but still urban and easily accessible by metro, bus or taxi. The hotel is on a quiet street with plenty of great restaurants and cafes so you won’t feel “stranded” in the slightest.