Areas of Berlin, Berlin
Well you won't see too many of these in Germany. It actually works too! I am wondering how it got here? Did we drop it off along with some other heavy objects back in the 1940's?
This telephone box is situated in the lake area in Old Tegel.
NEUKÖLN or KREUZBERG the big Turkish/eastern European immigrant neighborhood in the city has two or three 'Musik Kafe' pubs on every block and sexy bartender Turkish chicks with dark curly hair. There are tons of delicious Turkish bakeries open at weird hours of the night. This is a pleasant place to have a cheap breakfast (most of the bars have a 2DM big breakfast with cheese, coffee, and delicious bakery bread). It's a little ghostly eating here at 10am--there are still people drinking from the night before and they always seem to be wearing skintight leather biker outfits.
(I don't know why, but lots of people think this place is a bad neighborhood. I am a paranoid person, but I found it to be very safe, and people didn't harass me. Someone said something about macho Turkish guys whistling at women, but it wasn't really that bad, so maybe I've just lived in New York too long where men are really aggressive.)
Friedrichshain ---- this is where more of the wild and interesting stuff is going on nowadays. if you veer off of simon dach strasse you can find some really great bars and parties, as well as lots of thriving squats and skinny bald men in tight leather pants.
there is a lot of places to go in Berlin, it is kind of expensive where you go in Berlin. It is worth it, they are a lot of sights to see and it is such a big place. The hotels are great and the good is out standing. they have river boat rides to see most of the sights there.
We all know those days when everyones had quite enough sightseeing and it's time to just play ball with friends, well here's the best place to do it. Beach volley ball at Volkspark Friedrichshain :)
Take the tram along Danzigerstr. and the tram stop is Kniprodestr. If you don't have enough people to make up team just ask the people sitting around to join in as i told you before Berliners are friendly!
A new park and recreation-area for everyone, freee and busy and quite nice to explore is created between Yorckstrasse - Gleisdreieck - museum for technic - Grossbeerenstrasse
Nature, playing- fields, several play - grounds for children can be found
we caught the wrong train by accident (in the wrong direction) and ended up in east berlin proper. walking through the (as yet) unrenovated station - we really got a taste for east berlin and how it really was -BETTER than the boring DDR museum
Berlin has two larger wooded areas, the Spandauer Forst and the Grunewald, in which you will find the Teufelsberg (devils peak), it is the highest hill in Berlin with around 120m on top of which is a US listeningpost, a relict of the cold war, officially given up by the USA in 1992.
The devils peak is not a natural landmark, it consists of debris of buildings, that where bombed to ruins in Berlin(West) during WWII, with well over 10.000.000m³ it rivals the pyramids of Gizeh.
Go over to the East side of Berlin and walk around...it is important to walk so you can appreciate the state of the buildings. Of course much of the city has been rebuilt, but there are still unrenovated areas. It is like stepping back in time. Also, take the time to go in the local bars and sample all the beer you can hold! It's ALL wonderful!
Moby Dick is a purpose built boat that takes cruises on Tegel Lake. As you can see from the picture it is a very special boat. I will of course get a better shot of the boat at a later date.
Köpenick, on the southeastern edge of Berlin, a small town within Mega-Berlin, surrounded and torn by waterways, We've been walking there for hours in the october sun.