Hotel Pension Kastanienhof
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... airport and got some Euros from the ATM. All 50 Euro notes. All good; they are legal tender. Walked to the train station only to find the ticket machines didn’t accept 50 Euro notes. And of course there is no ticket office ( I am in Germany now and these things almost don’t exist)
Back to the airport to change my 50 Euro notes into smaller denominations. No go at a couple of shops. "We don’t do that". ...
... so I had to concentrate very hard in the hope of understanding something. Even then I'd only managed to catch a few words and had to plug the gap by asking the other, more advanced, schoolmates for English translation.
I did manage to jot down a few places, on the walk, that I'd like to visit again over the weekend. One was the German Histories Museum which exhibited Germany's history from the 1100s through to the early 1990s when Germany ...
... I'm doing my first drawing inspired by Berlin and all its atmosphere.
Before heading back, I refule in one of the hip outdoor cafés at Oderberger Strasse.
My legs need a break for tonight and I decide to enjoy a butter chicken meal from the HEAT restaurant at the hotel. Yummie!
My last night at Radisson Berlin, tomorrow Neuköln host is ...
... was only a prelude,
there where they burn books,
they burn in the end people.
Heinrich Heine 1820
Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister, and the German Student Union, proclaimed a nationwide "Action Against the Un-German Spirit", which climaxed into a literature purge of Jewish or American novels, also known as the "Cleansing by Fire". The literature purge brought about an era ...
... the weather hadn’t improved much when I got there. However, that didn’t stop me from grabbing an umbrella and heading out to visit the world famous beer halls of Hofbrauhaus and Augustiner. The former is probably the most famous beer hall in the world, and had the tourist masses, souvenir shop and Bavarian oompah band to prove it. The latter was a bit more traditional and folksy in my eyes, and I think I preferred the more low-key atmosphere. ...