Friday, 4 March 2011

Berlin 2010 - Part 1

Arriving In Berlin

Sunday - August 1st 2010

After I finished my summer work, we decided to take a short trip to Germany's capital city Berlin. I was always interested in Berlin's history, especially in the history of East Berlin and of the German Democratic Republic. So I was very happy to finally go there.

We left Salzburg in the early morning and arrived in Berlin around noon. At first we drove to our hotel and checked in. We stayed at the Mövenpick Berlin near the Potsdamer Platz, which was a modern and comfortable hotel. The room was beautiful and we enjoyed our time there a lot.

Our Room


After we dropped our luggage off in our room, we were on our way to the city. Our first stop was the Potsdamer Platz. That's a new area which was created after the Berlin Wall was removed. The most prominent building is the Sony Center with its great architecture.

Potsdamer Platz

Trabant Car

Sony Center

Subway Station

Since we were hungry, we took the subway to a vegetarian snack bar called Vöner. The food was okay, but I don't need to go there again. Afterwards we made a visit to Cupcake Berlin, where we enjoyed some very delicious cupcakes for dessert. By the way a funny sparrow tried to steal my cupcake.


Blueberry Cupcake

Choclate Cupcake

A Sparrow stealing my Cupcake

Later we headed to Alexanderplatz, where we toured a free exhibition about the time when Berlin was a devided city. It was very interesting and we spent over an hour there.

Television Tower near Alexander Platz

Then we walked to the river Spree and did a boat tour. We purchased our tickets and boarded the ship. Since the weather was so nice and warm, we chose to sit outside. With a glass of beer we enjoyed the boat tour along the river Spree. The ship passed several Berlin landmarks, like the Cathedral, the Chancellor's Office, the former site of the Palace of the Republic or the Reichstag (Parliament), and so it was a great way to see the city. Later we returned to the hotel and had a drink at the hotel bar.







Chancellor's Office


Berlin Bode Museum


Alexanderplatz Weltzeituhr

Hotel Bar

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