Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel
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I was in Frankfurt last month to attend a conference, since my wife had also tagged along with me, we decided to spend the weekend in Berlin. There were couple of things I was looking forward to my journey to Berlin; 1.Ride on the ICE train. 2.The new Berlin Hauptbahnof. DB's Inter City Express or "ICE " high speed trains are among the best-known …
... and so made us walk up at 35 degree sloping hill covered in mud and loose dirt. I have never climbed something so steep in all my life and it was a good 20 meters of climbing. By the time we reached the top however the nice cement path was clearly in view.... hmmmm. They had left two parts of the tower open though so we could walk up and around. It was a fantastic view of the city from up there and you could totally see how any aircraft would suffer ...
... the things I really wanted to see in Berlin was the famous wall that divided the city for so long, and we were fortunate enough to see one of the stretches that was still intact. The last stop before lunch was Checkpoint Charlie, which we were told is essentially like Disneyland, as nothing there is real. It was in fact a checkpoint set up by the Americans for diplomats and military to cross into East Germany. However, today there is little to no resemblance to the true ...
... was next, the Pergammon Museum. This museum is amazing as it has put together actual building facades from Ancient Greek, Roman and Persian times. Some of these are quite large and its hard to believe they could house these in a museum. There also a couple of "panorama" exhibitions which were not included on the standard ticket but we decided not to bother with them.
By this time Daisy decided she needed a break so we wandered over to a flea market we saw next ...
... doubling checking before getting off anywhere.
After another check in and another new city map, we decided to see the nearest point of interest within our proximity. The destination: Checkpoint Charlie. What used to act as the checkpoint between the Eastern and the Western borders of Germany now stands as a museum, dedicated to illuminating the struggle many endured to reach freedom. Among the exhibits were escape cars with hidden caches used to hide those ...
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