Berlin (to be continued)
24th January 2012: We arrived in Berlin at night. It was a bit difficult to find our friend’s place with all the bags, but we made it. In the way, a lady with a bike offered help, and even her cell phone, a very kind gesture from a stranger, but we were already close to the WG.
Berlin is the capital and one of the sixteen states of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million within city limits, is the largest city in the country, besides being the second most populous city and the eighth most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany, is the center of the metropolitan area of Berlin-Brandenburg, which includes 5 million people from over 190 nations. First documented in the thirteenth century, Berlin was successively the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia (1701-1918), the German Empire (1871-1918), the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) and the Third Reich (1933-1945) . After the Second World War the city was divided; East Berlin became the capital of East Germany while West Berlin became an exclave of West Germany, surrounded by the Berlin Wall, between the years 1961-1989, Bonn as the city became the capital of West Germany. After the German reunification in 1990, the city regained its status as the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, hosting 147 foreign embassies. Berlin is one of the most influential centers of politics, culture and science in Europe. The city serves as an important center of continental transport and is “home” to some of the most important universities, sporting events, orchestras and museums. The rapid development of the metropolis has attracted an international reputation for its festivals, contemporary architecture and nightlife , being a major tourist center and housing for people from 180 different nations.
When we were alone we did a sightseeing itinerary. We saw the Reichstag (http://www.berlin.de/orte/sehenswuerdigkeiten/reichstag/index.en.php), Brandenburger Tor (http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/denkmal/denkmale_in_berlin/en/unter_den_linden/brandenburger_tor.shtml), Holocaust Denkmal, Potsdamer Platz (http://potsdamerplatz.de/en/home/), Das Filmhaus (http://www.filmhaus.de/), die Mauer, Oberbaumbrücke – one of the places from Lola Rennt (http://german.about.com/library/bllolafotos.htm), Checkpoint Charlie, Warschauer Straße and took pictures with the Photoautomaten there, we ate Currywurst and visited the DDR Museum (http://www.ddr-museum.de/en/). This picture was taken at the Hamburguer Bahnhof (http://www.hamburgerbahnhof.de/text.php). I was looking for this exhibition: http://www.richardlong.org/Exhibitions/2011exhibitions/slateatantic.html, but it wasn’t there anymore. Instead of this, we went inside these balls with pressure.
13th December until 15th December 2013: We started the travel on friday, and it took us some 8 hours, because we went with bus. So, on Friday we spent time with friends and went to the Seeblick restaurant. There we ate fish and normally the clients can order german food. What I really liked was the KIBA juice, a mixture of Bananen (Bananas) with Kirschen (cherries). At this time of the year there are a lot of Christmas markets in Berlin… During saturday we walked near the Museumsinsel.
*seeblick, lugar com pista de skate, russian brunch: http://www.restaurant-bogus.de/, lugar que comemos dönner, indicar a currywurst perto do james
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta1Sn6MtC9w Run Lola Run’s trailer
>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lER3KFiuHuo Erbsen auf halb 6
>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyT8bEa4XYA The Edukators
>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7EB47ENNV0 Good Bye, Lenin!
>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3DsLPq884M Das Leben der Anderen
>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD_ubBlZ-FM The spy who came in from the cold
>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2TlfRvNh8M Torn Curtain
>>Books: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
*Where we stayed: We stayed with a friend, but if you arrive by train, you can ask for hostel’s information at the turistic sector or you can book by internet, which is safer.