It's Monday and we hope that your weekend was everything that you hoped for. Unfortunately you are back at your desk, looking down the barrel of the rest of the week and while it may seem bleak, we have got some great things to do today to help you get through it. If you happen to be in Berlin, or plan on visiting soon, this installment of Dollars & Sense is just for you. Check it out below.
Visit The Bradenburger Tor
Napoleon’s army “borrowed” it and Ronald Reagan called for Gorbachev to “tear down this wall” from behind it. It’s been variously a symbol of victory, peace, division and unity, and today still draws punters by the busload. If there were a prize for Berlin’s most recognizable attraction, it would be the Brandenburger Tor.
The best way to enjoy it is to stroll towards it via Unter den Linden, Berlin’s take on the Champs-Elysée, taking in the chestnut trees and the run of shops, glamorous theaters and excellent museums along the way. It’s a very touristy spot, so for a bit of peace and quiet pop into the Room of Silence on the north side, built specifically for visitors to rest and reflect.