Because our flight was late in the day we headed to the East Side Gallery. This is the longest section of the Berlin wall and the government gets artists to express themselves about every ten years. The wall is about 1.5 km's long and it was interesting seeing peoples ideas of what the wall means to them. We spent a few hours wandering down the length.
We wanted to see the Holocaust Museum as well so jumped back on a train. It wasn't far but the train kept stopping and travelling slow. A 5 minute trip turned into about 45 mins. When we eventually got there the museum was closed on Mondays. Oh well, there is always summer.
We headed back to the hotel to collect our bags and back on the train. The snowflakes were humungous by this stage and we were hopeful our flight would leave. We didn't want to travel an hour to the airport, get postponed, and then find a place to stay.
The flight ended up leaving about an hour and a half late. It was like a blizzard as we taxied onto the runway. It was an experience sitting on the runway as the trucks hosed the plane down with deicing fluid. When we took off the pilot climbed very hard to get above the snow and you could see nothing but white from the windows. The captain was Australian though so we knew we were in good hands.
When we arrived at Frankfurt we were at the low cost carrier airport. It was a 2 hour bus ride to the city. We were not really expecting that. Then we had to catch a train to our hotel. By the time we got there it was 11pm. What a bloody long day of travel. We grabbed a kebab and retired for the night.
After the Meininger hotel in Berlin being so awesome, our new accommodation is a bit of a let down. The room is comfortable but it lacks atmosphere like the last place. Doesn't matter too much though as we are planning a lot of down time in Frankfurt.