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Berlin

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:52 pm
by Rob Hall
We are thinking of visiting Berlin for a weekend in March to celebrate a significant anniversary. We know hardly anything about the place and don't speak German. Any must do/don't do hints or tips?

Re: Berlin

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:44 pm
by Garth Cartwright
Berlin is a great city to explore. I suggest you get a decent guide book and think about what you would like to do - their is WW2 history and Cold War history and post 89 history and great museums - one of Expressionism which I particularly like out in the 'burbs - and dozens of good bars. I could pass u an email of an Asphalt Tango employee and you could ask them as to what was worth checking that weekend - might get some good Gypsy music playing. Or jazz. I don't think u would be interested in the techno scene but if i am wrong Berlin has a lot of dance clubs. Enjoy!
PS excellent public transport and a good city to walk the central area.

Re: Berlin

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:50 pm
by Rob Hall
Thanks for the advice Garth, but we've had a change of plan. We'll be staying in the UK.

Re: Berlin

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:24 am
by Rob Hall
Well we're finally doing it this time. Flying out on Sunday, coming back on Wednesday. Have bought the Rough Guide. Any last minute hints or tips appreciated.

Re: Berlin

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:18 pm
by Hugh Weldon
The Cinema Museum is certainly worth a couple of hours, Rob. Don't have the details to hand but I'm sure you can look it up.

Re: Berlin

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:39 pm
by Rob Hall
Aaahhh... just got back a few hours ago. The Cinema Museum was one of a great many things we missed out on, but we had a great time and would certainy love to go back to investigate the city further. Our hotel was just down the road from Checkpoint Charlie, and we must have walked through that particular tourist trap about a dozen or more times - probably the least enjoyable aspect of our stay.