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On to the U Bahn at Urlandstrasse, we are down to Hallesches Tor and several blocks from Check Point Charlie. Twenty five years a go, this checkpoint was the only authorized US soldier crossing point into the eastern section of Berlin, the Soviet zone. Little history, immediately after the war, Berlin was divided into four sections by the victorious allies. Each ally was to guaranty full access to the other allies ...
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P.S. Well, I lost internet just as I was about to post this so I'm in Berlin on Thursday and using that internet connection. Easy flight, not too much trouble getting to the apartment and I'm settled in on a rainy day in Berlin. I've got a three day travel card which I will start to use tomorrow. Today I'm washing clothes in the apartment washer and I'll just walk the neighborhood.
PPSS. Ok, note to self.
... the Unter Den Linden in Berlin. Both are long wide streets divided by a boulevard and lined with trees, and the monuments all line up together as can be seen in Paris. Exhausted we went back to the hotel to freshen up and then out to a cafe or dinner. I sampled wheat beer for the first time (excellent) and had a local Berlin delicacy. It was a German sausage bathed in a spices curry sauce (exotic and divine!) Now back to prepare for tomorrow and an early night. Off to Denmark ...
Berlin has something old and something new. If you want history you will find plenty of it here. If you want shopping and night life, it will also be here.
Our first full day here we did a bike tour, which was worth every penny. Our tour guide was awesome, he was very knowledgable and had heaps of energy. We saw all the main sites which include the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, TV Tower, Hitlers Bunker, and the Tiergarten ...
... nations, the Soviet Union, Britain, USA and France. The German nation and Berlin were split into four. Three quarters of Berlin that was known as West Berlin was surrounded by the communist East controlled by the Soviets, this lead to the literal overnight construction of the Berlin Wall. East Germany and Berlin were losing a large part of their population to West Germany so they created blockades to prevent them leaving. They were only ...
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