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Travel Blogs from Berlin
We visited a museum today called "Museumdorf Duppel" (there are umlauts on the 'u' in duppel). It is an open air recreation of life during medieval times, about 1000 to 1200 AD. The village has been created on the site of archaeological finds that place a community there during that period. It is a bit like ‘Sovereign Hill’ but about 700 years earlier.
The village is set in beautiful natural ...
... catching up on sights not visited in the last few days. After making enquiries about our onward journey to Pforzheim for the next day, we take off in the direction of the river Spree and the "Reichstag". We discover that a visit to the dome roof is free, so long as we have a reservation. This is attainable only by those in possession of a form of ID, much patience and no sense of urgency, as ...
... to get Christmas present from an aunt like that when I was a
child. She was the penpal from france of my mother when she was in
school and I remember unwrapping her Christmas presents when I was
young and always wondered what she looked like. I don't thin I ever
met her. I hope I will meet Johanna again. And I hope Mattis and Lilly will
remember us until we come back for a visit.I hope my mother settles well in to her new apartment and that she can be ...
... Happy New Year and may 2013 be full of happiness, fun and laughter. We have our resolutions written down, it will be interesting to see if they are fulfilled.
After our long night we woke up and finished breakfast at about 11.30. We retuned to our room and I was able to wish Mum, Dad and Alex a happy new year. We finally hit the road at around 12.30 in order to see the last few bits of Berlin.
We began by catching a train to the east ...
... I didn't realise this until I went to the bathroom before we left! That night we had a few beverages in the hostel before heading to some funky nightclub around the corner from the hostel, it was fun, but weird!
On our final full day, we took the metro out to Checkpoint Charlie which was as good as I remember it. After the token photos with the U.S. sign and the guards, we examined the great exhibition which describes the checkpoint and the Cold War in ...