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Arriving In Berlin

We arrived in time at 8.01 at the main train station in Berlin. After buying the ticket for public transport, we went to the hostel. Luckily, we could get into our rooms early.

Holocaust Memorial (© Elisabeth Girkinger)

After a quick shower we were looking for a supermarket to buy fruits and snacks for breakfast, which we enjoyed in a park next to our hostel. Next, we used the subway to go to Potsdamer Platz. We walked along the street Ebertstraße to the Holocaust Memorial and the Brandenburg Gate. Needless to say – we had to take >some< pictures. Afterwards we went to the Reichstag, the building of the state government of Germany, where we caught the bus line 100. This double-decker goes along some major sights, and we all needed a little rest after our long journey. At the final stop Zoologischer Garten we went to McDonalds to get another snack.

Berlin Television Tower
Berlin Television Tower

The next sight on our plan was the television tower (Berliner Fernsehturm). We enjoyed to view the city from the platform at the height of about 203 meters. Back down, we bought some groceries and headed back to our hostel, where we got ready for the evening. At a nice Italian restaurant we had a great dinner. After the performance “Elisabeth” at the Theater des Westens, Peter and I went to see the Olympic Stadium. We enjoyed beer at the parking lot and played around with the cameras.


Since we enjoy some good stage performance and traveling, we decided to spend a couple of days in Berlin and watch the Musical “Elisabeth”, which is performed at the “Theater des Westens” (Wikipedia, in German available only). We are traveling overnight by train because of the very cheap rate which is offered by the Austrian Federal Railways.

Pete and I are meeting in the next few days to figure out a rough plan to cover the activities we are interested in. I’m looking forward to another great trip!

Header photo “Brandenburger Tor und Pariser Platz” by Thomas Wolf, www.foto-tw.de