After my wonderful dinner at Lucky Leek, I decided to take in a little more of Berlin by walking back to the hotel. After all, it was hard to make time for sightseeing between conference sessions, since the University is quite far from the city centre - any spare time was to be grabbed with both hands.
I was pleasantly surprised at how safe Berlin felt after dark. I was wandering around by myself, but I was far from the only woman doing so, and there were lots of young teens out in twos and threes. Parents even seemed happy to let their toddlers run off out of sight.
Reading a map in the dark is pretty much beyond me, so I just sort of wandered in what I thought was vaguely the right direction - which resulted in a lot of detours, I'm sure, but also meant that I stumbled across some beautiful architecture that I didn't see on my daylight sojourns.