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Panke

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  • Day5

    The day after

    September 30, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Tja, wie ist so der Tag danach? Also ich meine der Tag nach so einem langen Rennen.

    Wenig überraschend brauchte mein Körper ausgiebig Schlaf - und zwar gleich zwei Marathons lang. Und Kraftstoff. Das gab's in Form eines ausgiebigen Frühstücks (Tipp: solltet ihr mal in Berlin und dann in der Nähe von Friedrichshain nächtigen: Zimmer ohne Frühstück! Und dann rundum den Boxhagener Platz frühstücken gehen).

    Nachdem das Wetter sich weiterhin nicht freundlich zeigte, stand ein Besuch in einem Museum am Plan.

    Und auf dem Weg dorthin und im Museum triffst du viele Mitstreiter von gestern. Man trägt - zu Recht - stolz sein Medaille oder das Finisher-Leiberl zur Schau. Und so erkennst du sofort diejenigen, die zur Marathon-Familie gehören.

    Und dann gibt *das* Erkennungsmerkmal, dass du von weitem realisierst. Am Tag nach so einem Rennen wünscht du dir vor allem das die Rolltreppen funktionieren. Und zwar die, die hinunter führen. Weil beim Stiegenhinunter sieht dein Bewegungsablauf aus wie der einer Puppe an den Fäden einen Marionettespielers am Anfang seiner Karriere. So unrythmisch sahen nur die ersten Versuche japanischer Roboter der 80-er Jahre aus. Dazu erkennt man eine gewisse Anspannung in den Gesichtszügen. 😖

    Das Pergamon-Museum (ich hatte ja einen Plan) war den Weg allemal wert. Selbst, dass wegen Umbauten der berühmte Pergamonaltar derzeit nicht zu besichtigen ist, war zu verschmerzen. Alleine die Pracht des Ischtar-Tores aus Babylon ist überwältigend. 😍
    Anm: Die Umbauarbeiten sollen 2023 abgeschlossen sein. Unwahrscheinlich aber doch, gibt es dann schon die Möglichkeit über den BER einzureisen 😂

    Zum abendlichen Ausklang habe ich mir dann noch eine nächtliche outdoor Film- und Lichtprojektion zu Ehren des Reichtagsgebäudes angesehen - leider für euch - nur mehr bis 3. Oktober.
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  • Day33

    Jewish memorial and Checkpoint Charlie

    July 20, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    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.Read more

  • Day31

    Hello from Berlin, Germany

    July 18, 2017 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    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.Read more

  • Day16

    Berlin

    June 21, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We should have headed to Pennemunde but it was too far and not being sure to be able to visit itso we chose to be back to Berlin.. Last time I went there, personally was twenty years ago.. I needed to update my souvenirs. For sure, it has changed. We met some Trabants having their rallye tooRead more

  • Day2

    Sightseeing in Berlin

    September 12, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Went to the wall memorial, and then walked with a guide from Reichtagshaus, to memorial for the murdered Jews on to Under der Linden, all the way to the TV tower and Alexanderplatz. Getmany certainly has an incredible mixture of both terrible and beautiful history combined with an incredible modernity and a lot of movement.Read more

  • Day4

    Wednesday!

    August 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Another day, another immense amount of walking around.

    Tessa had us booked in for breakfast at the restaurant cafe on top of the Reichstag for the morning so we took the opportunity to have a nice walk from the Brandenburg Gate. We had a look at some of the remaining sections (or replaced sections) of the Berlin Wall and walked through the Holocaust memorial.

    Breakfast at the Reichstag was lovely, with some sausages, pretezels and beer on the menu for me and a three egg omelette for Tessa. We walked up the glass dome for a lovely view of Berlin.

    Next stop was the German Museum of Technology which we rushed around in about 45 minutes but we could have spent hours there. Ships, aeroplanes, trains, windmills, it had it all.

    After catching up for lunch with a friend [*TESSA* a great old friend and housemate, Elise who is living an enviable cool life in Berlin and who we get to see again before we go], we made our way to the Jewish Museum (and thereby getting full value for our Museum Pass which provides free entry for various museums in Berlin) which details the history of the Jews in Germany.

    We wandered the streets for a while, slowing at the kitsch and overcrowded Checkpoint Charlie and generally taking in the atmosphere while avoiding being skittled by the thousands of bike users in Berlin and finished the day with a world-famous curry wurst (basically a sausage cut up, doused in ketchup and curry powder). Was pretty good actually!
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  • Day4

    Reischtag

    August 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    *TESSA* This morning we breakfasted at the Reischtag dome. Apart from a mistaking lard for mashed potato, the experience was faultless. The view was particularly romantic.

  • Day55

    Berlin - Reichstag Building

    September 24, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Squeezing in one last thing in Berlin, we managed to get an evening tour into the dome of the Reichstag, Germany's parliament building. It's a very neat metal and glass dome with a spiral ramp running up the inside (Vel would love it). It gives some amazing views over the city but also serves to let/reflect natural light down into the main parliament chamber below. If it's too bright, there's a rotating sun shield (visible in #3).

    Because I didn't know about this far enough beforehand, we had to wait in line earlier in the day for about an hour to get tickets :( You can book online but you have to book about a month in advance.

    Oh also on our way in and out we went past Brandenburg Gate again, where they had a giant head-balloon of (I think) Merkel. Of course?
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