I’ve only been to Berlin once – 5 years ago in November – but as I was originally planning to spend a few days in Berlin in June (before the Coronavirus hit) it seemed appropriate to make it the second destination in my A to Z. Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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).
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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading