Berlin Days 5 and 6

Yesterday we took the train to Potsdamer Platz and explored the surrounding area. After a coffee in the Sony Centre we headed for Checkpoint Charlie, stopping off at the Trabant Museum on the way. We skipped the spy museum as the cost would have been £9 each, and we didn’t fancy going that much. After … Read more

Berlin Day 4

Before we came on our travels I read a newspaper article about a place near Wünsdorf-Waldstadt known as the Forbidden City, and I knew that we’d have to pay a visit. By way of background… back in 1871, when the German empire was formed, the town of Wünsdorf was militarised. In 1935, the town, located some … Read more

Berlin Day 3

First stop today was the Berlin Wall ‘Mauerpark’ memorial on Bernauer Straße, where there’s a short section of wall. There are information boards with photos describing how the wall was built, and there is a memorial to those who lost their lives trying to climb over (or tunnel under) the Anti-Fascist Protection Barrier, as it was … Read more

Berlin Day 2

Today we were up early for our visit to Potsdam, which lies to the south west of Berlin. No need for an alarm call though, as we’re under the flight path of Tegel Airport, and the flights started at 6 AM! Getting to Potsdam was a bit of a performance. We took the bus and … Read more

Berlin Day 1

We arrived at the camp site just before lunchtime and after sorting ourselves out, we headed into Berlin. It took just under an hour to get to downtown Berlin. First, a 10 minute walk from the camp site to the bus stop, then a ride on the 133 bus to Holzhauser Straße, from where we … Read more