Warschauer Straße

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  • Day11

    Berlin Germany

    May 31 in Germany ⋅ 🌫 20 °C

    We knew we had a full agenda when booking our Viking cruise and today's 13 hr tour starting at 6.15am was no exception. The ship docked at Warnemunde Germany where we joined our guide Lars for a 2.5 hr train ride to Berlin. En rte we met another couple Lori and Randy who joined us for the day. An included bus tour of Berlin provided highlights and orientation to the history and famous sites. Germany pop 89 mill. Berlin 6 mill on the Spree river. In 1933 Russia conquered the country. Hitler and the reich ruled during the war ending in 1945.
    Since the fall of the Berlin wall sweeping transformation of architectural and cultural modernization has emerged. The Berlin wall divided the city during the cold war from August 1961 to 1989 for 96 miles. The wall was guarded by 16000 snipers where many lost their lives trying to cross the 70 foot death zone to escape
    Our guide an east Berliner told us about life in east Berlin where for 50 yrs they were separated from the rest of the world by the Berlin Wall. They could see across to the freedom of the west, had to attend oppressive schools fed by the communist regime and listen to English music and tv while dreaming to live on the other side. He took us to the Brandenburg emotional site for Berliners. Growing up they knew if they could walk through the means freedom. The gate originally built in 1791 has been refurbished removing tons of is the site where Ronald Reagan said to Gorbachev if you want peace bring down the wall..within two yrs it was down... Peter Jennings Cdn led the commentary the night the wall came down.
    Breznev of Russia and Honniker Germany signed the treaty of German reunification the following yr.
    We saw Checkpoint Charlie, one of 6 points where people could go in and out of east and west side for specific reasons.
    The historic centre of Berlin has been rebuilt using vacant land where the wall and army were. Some of the new buildings include the State library, the Opera house the most modern in Europe, the Einstein centre and the State library replacing one where all books were burned by communists in 60s, the new glass parliament known as the Reichstag and we viewed the historic one where russian flag claimed victory in 1933 and where later Hitler and germans signed unconditional surrender in 1945 and his ultimate suicide.
    Visiting the holocast memorial was very sobering. Thousands of people viewing the wall and historical artifacts in silence. The horrors of the slaughter of so many is difficult to see.
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  • Day57

    Berlin - Fishing at Oberbaum Bridge

    October 22, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    We ended up at the Oberbaum Bridge, which was an impressive structure. It signified a divide between two boroughs of Berlin so has since become an important symbol of reunification.

    Down by the river below the bridge we found a couple of guys with a bit of rope attached to a super-powerful magnet chucking it into the river. By the time we got there they had already fished out a chair and were in the middle of pulling a bike out of the river. ‘Tis amazing how entertaining this can be to watch. We hung around for a bit only to see them hook another bike, although it was taking a bit of effort to unleash it from the mud using the magnet! I would suggest that this is way more rewarding than trying to catch “real fish”, mainly because I have never been successful at the real deal.Read more

  • Day3

    Only Eastside Gallery

    May 27, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    In the 1.3 kilometres length of the East Side Gallery one can rediscover art and the history of the Berlin Wall.

    It is on the banks of the Spree in Friedrichshain and is the longest continuous section of the Berlin Wall still in existence. Immediately after the wall came down, 118 artists from 21 countries began painting the East Side Gallery, and it officially opened as an open-air gallery on 28 September 1990. Just over a year later, it was given protected memorial status.

    In more than a hundred paintings on what was the east side of the wall, the artists commented on the political changes in 1989/90. Some of the works at the East Side Gallery are particularly popular, such as Dmitri Vrubel’s Fraternal Kiss and Birgit Kinders’s Trabant breaking through the wall. They are not just a popular subject for postcards – you’re sure to want to photograph them yourself.
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  • Day57

    East Side Gallery (I)

    October 22, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Given we had seen everything on the sightseeing schedule and it was only just after lunch, we decided to walk to the East Side Gallery, a 1.3km section of the Berlin Wall which was established as an international memorial for freedom with over 100 artists across the world invited to contribute art in 1990. It was a 5km walk from our apartment. I am not sure if it was some sort of psychological effect, or whether it was true, but there was a marked difference between the main city (and Westside) areas we had been in on the morning, and the Eastside offerings. For starters, a LOT more graffiti, a lot of building in disrepair or derelict, and then some real anarchist type dwellings with humpy-type villages set up along the river.

    I could see how film scouts could be forgiven for thinking this part of Berlin was a perfect place to shoot The Walking Dead at times.

    Then suddenly we were at the East Side Gallery and there were tonnes of people. The graffiti art on the walls was interesting, and colourful, or bleak, depending on the artist. I suspect the husband will disagree with me on this one, but there was a lot of “graffiti vandalism” on the artwork which in some cases detracted, and in some instances added to the art work. I like things in neat little boxes (so cut out for my current profession!) so I was finding myself miffed by the “vandals”. That said, the graffiti on the buildings and infrastructure actually seemed to make the place a bit edgy and quite cool. I guess I can’t have it both ways ;-)
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  • Day3

    Strand cultuur en geschiedenis

    June 10, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Wat een geweldige dag!
    Sochtends na wederom een heerlijk ontbijt weer met de metro op pad, eerste stop RAW een oude treinstalling omgebouwd tot een hele toffe plek met klimmuur skateboard zwembad clubs eettentjes en heel veel graffiti! Daarna naar de muur gelopen, of wat er nog van over is, wel bizar hoor om te bedenken dat deze niet zo heel lang nog zo'n grote rol speelde in Berlijn. Heel indrukwekkend! Na een kleine picknick weer verder gelopen naar Yaam, heel leuk stadsstrand met relaxte reggeamuziek heel veel zon en lekkere drankjes! Hier even een paar uurtjes gechilled en daarna opweg maar de Freitag store!!! Yeeh na een moeilijke selectie dan toch echt mijn nieuwe tas gevonden, helemaal leuk! Tussendoor nog wat straatjes en steegjes ingelopen met als resultaat erg leuke kleurrijke foto's! Na een kleine omweg toch weer de metro gepakt en bij Asteria (een griek die goed beoordeeld werd) lekker gegeten en als afsluitertje en kan sangria bij Deck5 genomen!Read more

  • Day1


    June 9, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Questo centro culturale e' un ambiente alternativo in linea con il Berlino style, situato in un'area abbandonata e recuperata con tanta street art e spazi all'aperto. Ovviamente frequentato da giovani ma l'ambiente, pur vivace, e' sereno e tranquillo, un bell'ambiente. Ci puoi mangiare, bere, vedere spettacoli e ascoltare musica. Ecco, anche la tecno qui e' ascoltabile.😉 L'unica pecca, un pessimo moscov mule.....Read more

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