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Brandenburg Gate

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  • Day7

    Currywurst und bier

    September 6, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    After a late night arriving in Berlin we have had a lazy start to the German leg of the grand tour. To limit excessive walking for Emily, and Mad's achilles, we bought a ticket for the hop on hop off tourist bus. Taking in the sites in the sunshine with an audio tour was interesting, and we were able to get off at various points to explore more.
    Brunch near the Brandenburg gate was nice - naturally we had to try the metre of beer on offer, plus some sausages.
    The afternion led us to the Hard Rock Cafe, which is becoming something of a tradition when in foreign cities.
    Finally, our night was topped off with a superb meal at Maximillians restaurant where we feasted on traditional Bavarian dishes.
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  • Day6

    Berlin

    September 22, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Cómo estábamos cerca del barrio, aprovechamos de recorrer el memorial del muro de Berlín. Ahora es un parque con trazados donde hubo alguna vez torres de vigilancia, casas, túneles, algún intento de escape marcado en el suelo y hasta el mismo muro trazado con una reja simbólica o conservando algunos tramos originales.

    Luego fuimos a la estación de metro Nordbahnhof donde hay planos y fotos de estaciones "fantasmas" que fueron clausuradas durante el muro y utilizadas como vía de escape. Con al menos un caso exitoso.

    Luego recorrimos el barrio cívico dónde está el parlamento, un homenaje a los soldados soviéticos que detuvieron a los nazis, y varios edificios y monumentos: Bradenburger Tor, Bebelplatz, museo histórico alemán, universidad de los Humboldt, catedral de Berlín, Altes Museum, la pileta de Neptuno (aka Poseidón, aka Aquaman)

    También está el hotel Adlon donde Michael Jackson sacó a su hijo por la ventana.

    Caminamos luego por una avenida llamada "bajo los tilos" (Unter den Linden) , que a diferencia de la Alameda en Santiago, de verdad aún tiene tilos.

    Pasamos a la torre de televisión donde almorzamos, luego fuimos la Alexanderplatz. Que justo tenía su propia versión del oktoberfest. Allí conocí el berlin (dulce tipo donut) original, que acá se llama pfannkuchen.

    Terminamos el paseo en el Mauerpark donde artesanos y músicos muestran su arte. Ahí descubrí que el lúpulo crece por si sólo en los parques.

    Así cualquiera hace su propia cerveza 🤣
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  • Day39

    Brandenburg Gate

    September 8, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Despite Bernadette doing a very good imitation of a coma we eventually did wake up and get about for the day.

    First a quick look at what Berlin had to offer in regards to coffee with a little whole in the wall coffee and pastry shop next door.
    Had its own residence wasps in the display cases. We figure everyone has just given up and let them be.
    Trialled a capuchinno and a latte. Well maybe not the latte in the future. At least here you don’t get a bucket of milk to go with the coffee.

    Two tradies out the front had the German equivalent of a bacon and egg roll. Two boiled wurst (sausage), an unbuttered roll and mustard. It was 9:15 after all.

    Off to the Brandenburg Gate by U-Bahn (metro).

    Every other tour bus in Europe had drop off their passengers there so the platz was packed as they say in Germany.
    The good thing 15mins later they are all gone. It’s a bit like watching snow melt on a hot footpath.

    It’s very impressive and like a lot of things impossible to photograph although Mark did try in vain.
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  • Day57

    Berlin - Brandenburg Gate

    October 22, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We were at the Brandenburg Gate on a Sunday morning, and a stage was set up right outside the gate with some hip-hop artists singing something, people were carrying placards, rainbow flags waving. Haven’t been able to work out from Google Translate or the web what it was all about. I did read that parliament is reconvening on Tuesday... perhaps related?

    We had a currywurst for lunch, as promised, in view of the Brandenburg Gate.
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  • Day12

    Amazing day

    September 4, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Amazing day!!!
    Out of Lassa’s house at 2pm... it’s a slow start on my holidays now :)
    So hungover. Stopped at a Thai curry for breakfast?! Lunch and a beer to stop processing what happened last night!
    Caught the U-Bahn to the river and onto a boat. German information but I had German beer and curry sausages. 27 degrees and beautiful breeze on the river. Berlin is gorgeous from the river!
    So much more beautiful than by the hop on off bus!
    We disembarked by some sunflowers and actually spent 30 minutes doing a photo shoot. Was so much fun actually and I discovered portrait view on my mobile hahaha
    Waved to the boat guy when he noticed the tip Lasse had left 😁
    Had a wonder in the wrong direction. Stella and Lasse do suck at directions!
    Made it to Segesäule and walked around that. I need a coke!
    Got one. Short walk to the bus station and caught it one stop back to the Segesäule. Told you they were bad.
    Ok on another bus and into to Brandenbuger Tor (gate). Walked to the Jewish monument. OMG. I loved it. The feelings you get looking at it and walking through what feels like growing coffins. Very reflective space and so quiet.
    We went into the Museum. Not a sound. So respectful from all who are there.
    So so happy to have been taken here!
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  • Day3

    Von Berlin ans andere Ende der Welt!

    April 7, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    After visiting our friends and family we will start the next big adventure today. From Berlin we fly via Singapore to Perth in Australia.
    Yesterday we enjoyed a very nice day in Berlin.

    Nach dem Familienbesuchen sind wir ab jetzt wieder so richtig unterwegs. Heute geht es von Berlin über Singapur bis nach Perth. Gestern konnten wir Berlin bei traumhaftem Wetter aber nochmal so richtig genießen.Read more

  • Day15

    Under the weather

    September 18, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    We both got sick 😷 during the train ride over to Berlin so we took it easy to past two days. Today, we managed to zoom through some common sights before we leave for Munich.

  • Day2

    Berlin Free Tour

    December 18, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Jules was our guide on this tour and she operates on the concept that you pay what you think the tour and her time is worth. Sounds familiar :) and we enjoyed the tour very much and tipped her €20.00 as she was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
    First part of the tour took in the Brandenburg Gate which also traditionally was identified as a key demarcation area between East and West Germany during the Cold War years.
    It is a very impressive piece of architectural history and the most popular tourist destination in Berlin.
    During WW2 and the subsequent battle for Berlin the Brandenburg Gate was covered in bullet holes and you can see in the close up of the columns the lighter mortar repair work done to return the columns to their former glory. The bronze statue atop the gates represents a mythical triumphant victor returning back to the city after defeating an enemy in battle.
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  • Day12

    Berlin Day One

    July 13, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    After taking a power nap we explored the city a little bit on our first day in Berlin. On the pictures are:
    Reichstag (Parliament Building),
    Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate),
    Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe), and
    Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church)
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  • Day2

    Tuesday!

    August 15, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    I've been meaning to write out some posts and upload some photos but the last two days we've been up and about from dawn to dusk and knackered by the time we get back to our little place.

    The first couple of days have been focused on museums and learning. The first day involved us checking out Brandenburg Gate followed by hitting up the Deutsches Historisches Museum which is a massive two-floor building that covers the whole of German history. Amazing collection; I especially enjoyed the political posters. The one I've included as photo is a Russian war propaganda poster with images of the various invasions of Russia through history with the text "We have beaten them, we are beating them, we will beat them".

    After an ice cream break in view of the lovely Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), we then went to the Neues Museum which contains classical and ancient Egyptian artifacts in which we saw that famous bust of Nefertiti that we weren't allowed to take photos of (got to sell the postcards somehow I guess). We finished up (after a general wander around the neighbourhood) with some takeaway falafels.

    We then went to bed at about 9pm exhausted.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Brandenburg Gate, Brandenburger Tor, Porte de Brandebourg

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