My husband's cousin is almost the same age as my husband. He lives in Berlin, and the guys have started a "tradition" to visit him once a year. He is married to beautiful H from Japan.
It was incredibly crowded, no place to sit and rest, and the boys had one Gluehwein after another.
Then we "travelled" through Berlin once more to reach the place where we wanted to have dinner together. We did not ride a car the whole day, but walked or took suburban trains or busses.
Next morning, we had brunch together and then took a taxi to a remote museum for German expressionist art. There was an exhibition of Erich Heckel, a painter who had been banned by the Nazis as "entartet" -- degenerate art. He was a member of the artists' group "Die Bruecke" -- "The Bridge". A great afternoon!
Then we got on the train back to Hamburg. I had taken a strip of the reptile quilt along and did some stitching during the ride.