Starting the day with German bread is such a treat.
We visited the Museum für Fotografie because I was interested in the Brazilian Modernism 1940-1964 exhibition that is on at the moment. The main two floors are entirely the works of Helmut Newton and June Newton (Alice Springs) and then there is the temporary exhibition space at the top where the Brazilian exhibition is at the moment. The museum is tucked away, down the side of Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof.
Out on the main road, outside the C/O Berlin space that is being renovated, is a temporary exhibition of Close Up! Young Photojournalists at the 64th Berlinale which we went to take a look at. After this we went to KaDeWe for some apple cake, to StilWerk to windowshop designer furniture, and to Manufactum to browse the practical and well-made house and garden things. It is such an interesting place to browse, I was very close to buying this bike bell but as I love my current big bell I held off.
Our feet felt like they were going to fall off after so much walking so we sat on the U-Bahn and rode over to have a drink in Wohnzimmer. On the way we stopped in at LIV, a shop that just sells enamel things.
After this, as we were thinking about dinner, and as we were in the area, we went to see if there was any chance that The Bird could fit us in for dinner. We’d not been there before but I keep hearing that they do “the best burger in Berlin” so we were curious. The staff were really nice and fitted us in on the bar after a little wait. Sitting at the bar was actually great as you could look at all the stuff they have tacked up behind there.
I had their signature ‘Da Birdhouse’ burger and that thing is crazy – beef, bacon, onions, and gherkin, glued together with American cheese, and accompanied by a ridiculous amount of fries. If Guy Fieri ever does an international version of Triple D this would be right up his street. It tasted great in a super-sinful way but I don’t know how anyone could get through even half of this amount of food and the burger fell apart after a few bites making it difficult to eat. The bun was an English muffin, which could be controversial, but I liked it as it didn’t fall apart (unlike the rest of the burger). Best burger in Berlin? My verdict on this burger is that it was tasty and I’m happy I tried it but I’d not get it again, it is too far from the kind of things I usually like to eat! I can see how true burger people would love it though.