After a slightly frantic few days of planning and packing, we had a stress-free journey from London to Berlin and arrived mid-afternoon. When we got into the city centre, we ate our homemade cheese and pickle sarnies in Alexanderplatz (the main square) before taking the U-Bahn to our hotel, which was a few stops away. We got settled in and immediately locked the safe with the previous people’s code (standard!) Once that important task was done, we headed out to see the East Side Gallery, which is the longest surviving stretch of the Berlin wall. It was packed full of cool and poignant political artwork and we took lots of photos – a great introduction to the city. We then made our way back to Alexanderplatz for some nice homely fish and chips (forgive us, it was our first night!) and were early to bed.