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Driving in Berlin… Eastern Style

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 23, 2015 – 17:13

Travelling in convoy, the guide in the lead car gives a commentary over the radio. You can choose between 1 hour and 2 hour tours – I chose the shorter one, to give me enough time to get back to the hotel to collect my luggage before departing for the Airport.

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Life in the East: The DDR Museum

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 23, 2015 – 08:26

This museum would be open for another 2 hours when I got there giving me plenty of time to get round it and enjoy learning more about life in the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR).

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East German Security: The Stasi Museum

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 22, 2015 – 22:06

It had gone 3 o’ clock by the time I left the Reichstag and I was keen to get to two museums in particular before the day was up: the Stasi Museum and the DDR Museum. I started with the Stasi Museum – due to close for the day at 6pm and a good 40 […]

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A Tour of the German Parliament

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 22, 2015 – 15:03

After a quiet morning of doing not much other than strolling around the city, I had a busy afternoon today. I headed up to Platz der Republik to see the Reichstag building – home to the Deutsche Bundestag (the German Parliament).

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Berlin 2015: Hinterm Horizont: Das Berlin-Musical

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 22, 2015 – 09:19

My Saturday night activity was a trip to the Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz, about a 15 minute walk from the hotel, to see Hinterm Horizont: Das Berlin Musical mit den Hits von Udo Lindenburg.



Berlin 2015: rbb Studios

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 21, 2015 – 16:35

The headquarters are essentially two buildings: Fernsehzentrum (Television Centre) and Haus des Rundfunks (Broadcasting House). In one building, the TV studios. In the other, the radio studios.



Berlin 2015: Fernsehturm (A City View)

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 21, 2015 – 12:07

After breakfast at a nearby café, I went for a morning walk – it was a good couple of miles to Alexanderplatz where the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) stands, reaching 368 metres above the ground.



Brandenburg Gate: A Walk in Central Berlin

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 20, 2015 – 20:33

I quite enjoyed being able to do something which you couldn’t have done 30 years ago: I walked through the Brandenburg Gate from East to West. Then I went back from West to East. Then back again from East to West.

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Berlin 2015: Blimey, It’s Early!

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 20, 2015 – 05:26

By the time you have woken up and got the chance to read this, I will probably already have arrived in Berlin. At the moment (05:02 on Friday morning) I am sitting in Costa at Gatwick’s South Terminal with a hot chocolate.



Berlin 2015: The Night Before…

Icon Written by Fred Hart on November 19, 2015 – 22:37

It’s arrived! The time has come for my visit to the German capital, Berlin. As I write, I am sitting in a hotel room near London’s Gatwick Airport, having eaten in the hotel’s restaurant following the drive down from Fairford.

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