Went off to Berlin to see FC St Pauli play Union Berlin. Made it a long weekend so we could see a bit of Berlin. Sadly that meant a really early start and so we landed in Berlin on the Friday at 10:00am. Check in at hotel where rooms were ready and then off to sight-see. Checkpoint Charlie was just up the road as was the Memorial to the Murdered Jews and the Brandenburg Gate. Finished off the day with the Olympic Stadium and a meal and beers.
Next morning it was off to Stadion An Der Alten Försterei to find the Fanladen rep and pick up tickets. That done, into the ground for a couple of beers. The match was gripping and sadly Union Berlin got the equaliser with the last kick of the match to make the score 3-3. Time to head back into town and find beers and watch Wales get kicked out of the Rugby World Cup by South Africa. Close enough 23-19 score line but chances gone. I’ll be honest, after a few beers there and then catching back up with sister-in-law and husband I kind of lost track of the day. Beer will do that to you.
Final full day was off to Schloss Charlottenburg for a good old look round. We were there long enough for my feet to be killing me so that was enough I think. Mexican meal and early to bed for a 6am wake up. All told, a blinding weekend and bro-in-law keen to head off to Hamburg to do it again.