Useful Information, Berlin
Favorite thing: Visiting Berlin in November is more relaxing than in summertime. This specially holds for those who intend to visit the 'Reichstagsgebaeude' from the top of which one has a breathtaking view over the city and the ongoing building activities. I combined my tour with Christmas shopping, superfluous to mention that I spent most of my time in the KaDeWe department store at Tauentzienstrasse, a few minutes from Kurfürstendamm and the train station 'Zoologischer Garten' (Bahnhof Zoo), which is the heart of the center. There is no better place in the world which offers highest quality of everything you look for. An experience might be the deli department. Here you find the best choloate of all over the world, the best food, the best cheese, the best fruit, etc., etc. You will feel like in Cockaigne (provided you bring along your credit card).
Berlin was the former capital of the old Germany. After the Worldwar 2, the Allied countries and Russia split Berlin, in a western and a eastern part by a wall. A lot of refugees were executed during their escape to the western part. This is one of the worst parts of the European history.
Today Berlin is the renewed capital if the no longer devited Germany. In 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed, and everybody was free to go again, after a period of almost 30 years.....
Fondest memory: The nightlife, the Love Parade every year, the clubs and the restaurants.
Berlin AttractionsBerlin is now, officially, the capital of Germany and many major German corporations are in the process of relocating their headquarters to the city of political decision making. New buildings, built by world-class architects have sprouted up throughout the 'New Berlin' and although much of its historical heritage was destroyed during the second world war, Berlin has maintained a cultural richness, sustaining a fascinating and diverse selection of museums and monuments. Still a city of two sides, the west embraces alternative lifestyles with a vivacious nightlife and inherent atmosphere of mounting excitement while the east is a journey through the remains of the socialist experiment, a living breathing museum of utilitarian buildings and hidden delights. Beyond the main thoroughfares there are lively bars, all night entertainment and interesting little cafés.
( NOTE: IT is one stop of bus 100, you can arrive this place easily by bus 100.)
Fondest memory: Walk aroud River Spree to look aroud this beautifl city which have heavy history.
The division between East and West Berlin, no longer applies, and it is now such a 'happening place', with lots of vitality and energy. Berlin has so many attractions, that even though it was severely damage during the war. Today, you could visit East and West Berlin, with ease and without the hazzles of the past.
Fondest memory: The museums and the palace of 'Sans Soucci', to walk around areas of what used to be the East side of Berlin at ease. It is rapidly becoming the new Capital of Germany and construction is going on at a breathtaking pace. Its incredible parks, so large!. Berlin probably has more open green spaces than any other major European Capital.
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Berlin has an amazing metro network which help to trip in the city through.
Fondest memory: Berlin Sony Center