Travel Blogs from Berlin
... for the Brandenburg gate and as we do so, we note just how many folk are wondering around. Many, many tourists. Obviously already into the shoulder season. Standing in front of the Brandenburg Gate is even more impressive in real life than it is in pictures. Moreover we are pleased to be able to see it in the evening lit up as it is. The temperature has really dropped though and we are a wee bit cold. Our crisp sheets and warm hotel room is sounding very ...
... Unter den Linden" which is a famous avenue in Berlin with beautiful trees surrounding it. At the end of Unter den Linden is the Berliner Dom which is a cathedral. By this time the sun started peaking out which made the view of the Dom amazing. Green gas and blue skies really made this worth seeing. We then took the bus and made our way to a food festival where we ate sausages and drank beer for a little (mind you this whole time the weather is unbearable! ...
... No ancient Roman pots or coins, infamous Vikings or wondering ancient pilgrims, this history is recent enough to still feel alive, particularly when you are visiting war camps and memorials. It's difficult not to get shivers and goosebumps whilst treading over the grounds of recent historical atrocities. However Germany has offered more to the world other than the unforgettable 12 year period of history. Mr B ...
... devoted to urban agriculture. We grabbed lunch there (and by grabbed, I mean "waited for nearly an hour"...high demand, but it was definitely worth the wait!) and, naturally, returned to the Topography of Terror to actually see the exhibit. It took several hours to walk through the exhibits both inside and out at the site, which sits at the former (long since destroyed) seat of Nazi government. The exhibit details, year by year, the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis ...
... we think was a 35 EURO fine. First day on the boat and we got a fine!
We ended the afternoon in a small marina in Genthin, where a German friend of Peter and Diane's, George, had arranged to visit. It was great to have a local on-board, translating skills aside, to ask him about other attractions in Germany and places we need to visit.
Leaving Peter and Diane to have a proper catch-up, and ...
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