BEST WESTERN Hotel Kantstrasse
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... hotel breakfast like yesterday. The bus stop was at Checkpoint Charlie which was the best known Berlin Wall crossing during the Cold War. Our first stop was the Brandenburg Gate. From there we walked to the Bundestag which holds the seat of government for the capital of Germany. Then it was a long walk to the Victory Monument, nicknamed the "Golden Izzy". Thankfully mother had a nice ...
... starting our drive, we went down to the Rhine river once more for the kids. We all skipped rocks again for about 10-15 minutes, then we had to say good-bye to the lovely Rhine and Bacharach. We might return, but we wouldn't stay at the Kranenturm, most likely. Things have changed there. Maybe if you didn't know what it was like before, you'd be okay with it. But it doesn't hold the magic for us as it once did, which is a shame.
... in the 60s it was decided to cover the walls with white plastic. Consequently when this layer was removed in the latest renovation by British architect Sir Norman Foster, the graffiti left by the Red Guards in 1945 was still there. Incredible! You can even see the date in some cases. The walls were cleaned and a finish put over them so that they will remain there. A number of art works were commissioned for the building, works involving nails are in the ...
... is that Peter for the very first time was able to use his albeit limited Spanish in earnest. Our next door neighbours are from Northern Italy but a conversation with them was quite easy. So many words and ways of using them are similar it was quite easy to follow a simple conversation line. We must say that so far, conversing with Germans has been difficult. Afrikaans has limited value, neither has French, Greek or Spanish (a little of which Kathy and Peter possess). So it's back ...
... Smaller servings than usual, but more than enough to split. Salad, fish and asparagus. Good, but not quite as good as in Coburg.
Back to the Intercontinental and I blogged while Sandy read. Tomorrow, we split up. Museums for her...back to historical stuff for me! Been a good first full day in Berlin!
Gute Nacht my friends and family!!!