Next Day, Next Stop – Counting 1211 km

by bretzelitos

After a wet but lovely day in Amsterdam, I decided to change location. So where to go?

I was fed up of rainy days – which would continue at the coast line. No way I would let my time rain down on me – that’s no fun in Summer.
I was hungry for speed while driving – Bretzelmobil needs to run!
I wanted to go for some good distance on roads I have not taken yet or hardly ever in the last 28 years of driving.

So my decision: Let’s go to Berlin, Germany!

Raw data of the trip:

Start in Amsterdam at 558km already driven.
First gasoline fill-up at 678km – 40.6 liters, consumption 5.98 l/100km or 39.3 mpg.
Border Netherlands – Germany at 725km.
Top speed of this trip at 740km – tachometer 233 kmh, GPS 220 kmh.
Lunch at truck stop near Porta Westfalica at 860km.
Former border West/East Germany close to Helmstedt at 1030km.
Around 1080km – at minimum 30km above 200kmh+.
Arriving in Berlin at 1211km.

Hence the driving distance was 653km – in 7.5 hours including 1 hour stop for proper eating – Schnitzel with Paprika Sauce, Fries and Salad.

I found a nice room at Steigenberger in Berlin that served us already very well during earlier visits.

So, the rest of the day is told as fast as the trip went by. I took the BVG travel card, available for free at the hotel front desk, and took the S-Bahn to the governmental district, followed by walking to Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz. After having dinner in a small but cozy Asian type restaurant with some beer to digest, I returned by U2 to Wittenbergplatz and fell into my bed for a good man’s sleep.

Enjoy the photos!