I have always flown between Munich and Berlin but decided to take the 54 Euro per ticket ICE train. It wasn’t that fast for most of the route. I had been warned that the tracks are old in much of the former East German side. However, once we got onto the new tracks, the train really started to fly. Quite like taking the train – each seat comes with a built in plug socket which makes it possible to use a laptop. The extra leg room when compared with an aeroplane is also a nice plus. I’ll be in Berlin for the next 4 days.
I am staying with Marta (one of the founders of the design company Yellotoo), and catching up with old friends, including my buddy Ken from London who just happens to be here in Berlin for the weekend with his wife.