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Dorotheenstadt

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  • Day45

    Berlin Wall

    July 21, 2017 in Germany

    We visited the Berlin Wall (Beliner Mauer) East Side Gallery and several memorials today. I have no words - they can't change the past unfortunately! However the construction, rebuilding, and reproduction of old buildings that is going on now in Berlin is incredible. I would like to see Berlin again in 5 to 10 years! Everywhere we went there were construction sites of some description.

  • Day43

    Berlin - Potsdam

    July 19, 2017 in Germany

    Although Alan and I have been to Potsdam before it was lovely to visit it again. Potsdam is the capital and largest city of the German federal state of Brandenburg. It directly borders Berlin and is part of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region. It is situated on the River Havel, 24 kms southwest of Berlin's city centre. Got to see a lot more of Potsdam this time. Schloss Sanssouci, Frederick the Great's famous summer palace, and its beautifully designed gardens, the Dutch Quarter where we had lunch, another Brandenburg Gate, the Catholic Church of St Peter and Paul and other magnificent buildings. A lovely place to include in a trip to Berlin. On our return journey we "checked out" Checkpoint Charlie! A hot day at 29 degrees but a good day.Read more

  • Day31

    Hello from Berlin, Germany

    July 18, 2017 in Germany

    Said goodbye to Copenhagen to fly to Germany. Staying in Berlin for 4 nights. Late afternoon when we arrived so had dinner and a walk around to the Brandenburg Gate which was in East Berlin before the wall between East and West came down in 1989. Parts of the wall can still be seen. Weather is much warmer here.

  • Day44

    Berlin

    July 20, 2017 in Germany

    Had a productive day today. Caught five trains before 10:30am to buy bus tickets to Dresden and to buy Hop on Hop off tickets. We are starting to feel like locals...except when we are sitting on a train and, after a very loud and urgent-sounding message in German, everyone else starts rushing from our train to another! Then we feel very foreign and helpless. That happened yesterday. Fortunately we were helped by a nice young man.
    Back to today - the hop on hop off covered most of the well known landmarks, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church which was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943 and not rebuilt as a reminder of World War II, the Reichstag building, Gendarmenmarkt, Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz, Museumsinsel and many more. We also did a boat tour on the River Spree - also a good way to see all these beautiful buildings and learn more about Berlin. We finished the day with a visit to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The memorial consists of a Field of Stelae covering an area of 19,000 square metres and containing 2711 concrete blocks plus an Information Centre. The exhibition about the persecution and extermination of the European Jews attracts nearly half a million visitors per year. There was a huge waiting line today so we didn't get to see the exhibition. Tomorrow we visit the wall memorial and the remaining part of the Berlin Wall.
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  • Day33

    The Jewish Memorial in Berlin is made up of nearly 3,000 concrete blocks representing the coffins/tombs of the Jewish people killed during the war. It's very difficult to capture the enormity of the memorial in a photo.

  • Day39

    Brandenburg Gate

    September 8 in Germany

    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

    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.Read more

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Dorotheenstadt, Berlin-Dorotheenstadt, Доротеенштадт

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