FUN-travel: Berlin, Germany – Full Day

July 26, 2014 by  

Day 19 – Saturday, July 19 – Berlin, Germany – full day – blue skies – 80’s

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  • 7:30 – wake up to Via coffee
  • Slept good – (back only slightly stiff)
  • Go down to lobby for better internet
  • (doesn’t work there either)
  • Front desk calls Ibahn to fix
  • 9:00 – internet works
  • 9:45 – walk to Check Point Charlie
  • 10:10 – get on city tour bus
  • 11:00 – stop @ Brandenburg Gate
  • – French & German festival being set up
  • – Reichstag – parliament building nearby
  • – Tiergarten – huge park = 2.2 sq kms
  • 11:30 – Starbucks break – baguette sandwich & iced lattes = $13 Euro
  • Kaiser-Wilheim bldg –bombed & never rebuilt
  • Quays & canals connect Oder & Spree Rivers
  • 2:00 – back to Check Point Charlie
  • Section of Berlin Wall is there
  • Ready for lunch – only Italian near by
  • Walk back up to Gendarmen-mkt for lunch
  • Find wine shop – Planet Wein – get 2 nice bottles of South African for ship – Ernie Els blend Big Easy & Cathedral Cellar Pinotage = $34 Euro
  • 2:30 – lunch
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Check Point Charlie

FUN-food – Augustiner: Brau München – veal sausages on mashed potatoes w/grilled onions & sauerkraut – 2 beers = $17 Euro

  • 3:30 – back for room R & R
  • 6:00 – happy hour in room – beer from Poland & duty free whiskey
  • 7:30 – eat@ hotel Mediterranean sidewalk café
  • –caprese & chicken Caesar salads w/side mushrooms & spinach – French Cab = $60 Euro
  • 11:00 – ready for bed
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Brandenburg Gate

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Internet not working 100%
  • Hotel cappuccino – machine & not hot = $4
  • 9:20 – internet goes out again
  • Too many cranes in Berlin! Spoils view
  • Festival ruins view of Brandenburg gate
  • 3 calls from Ibahn can’t fix internet

FUN-fact – Berlin symbolizes the link between the Old Germany and the New Germany.
Not so FF – 77% of Berlin was destroyed in WW2.

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Reichstag

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