After spending the majority of my day at Museumsinsel, the sun was still out and I had some energy left to keep sightseeing. Next to Museumsinsel is this beautiful cathedral, the Berliner Dom.
Walking into a cathedral this size is always either a huge disappointment or an eye-opening experience. Let’s just say my eyes were wide open for a long time.
I was lucky enough to walk in during a rehearsal for Bach’s Matthäuspassion that was to be performed in April. The beautiful sounds of operatic singing and strings playing filled the dome. I sat down for at least an hour enjoying this free concert of sorts.
With only a little time left before the cathedral closed I knew I had to motivate and walk around. One of the most impressive pieces in this cathedral was the pipe organ.
Though I didn’t realise it when I bought the entrance ticket, I had the opportunity to climb up to the top of the cathedral and look upon Berlin. So I climbed, and climbed and continue climbing until I reached a door and walked outside. Had it not been cloudy, it would have been absolutely amazing. But, beggars can’t be choosers, and I enjoyed the views the best I could.
From there I found myself in the crypt. This was one as I’d never seen before with large coffins lined up and crowns displayed to recognise royalty.
Feeling absolutely famished I made my way over towards Hackerscher Markt to find a bite to eat. The night before I played it safe with some Italian food but after this day, I wanted a beer and some traditional German food.
I found myself at Restauration 1840. There were people sitting and eating inside, which is always a good sign, so I made my way in and found a table for one.
The servers were extremely helpful and I ordered a Warsteiner and Schnitzel Weiner Art. Never having schnitzel before, I was a little skeptical. You always hear about schnitzel but if you’re like me, ask yourself, “What the heck is a schnitzel?” Basically, it’s tenderized meat, coated and fried. Delicious, but extremely filling. While I didn’t finish the whole thing, I only left a few bites.