The Berlin Rush

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Berlin is at the same time east and west, old and new, beautiful and ugly, trendy and budget – definitely interesting and for all tastes! Even if for many people, it’s not love at first sight, a taste of this city will surely be engaging. It’s days like these, that you regret just cruising by Berlin. Nevertheless we’ve experienced some highlights and have noted down other attractions we will definitely have to revisit again – someday.

Typical Bavarian Lunch at Hofbrau Munchen
Both Berlin’s image and its history are connected to something that almost doesn’t exist anymore: the Wall. The East Side Gallery is its biggest remaining part, now decorated with world-famous graffiti. 
Gendanmenmarkt

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Checkpoint Charlie was a main border crossing between East Germany and West Germany and was military operated by the United States during the Cold War.
Berlin is not on the coast. But it is a city on the water. It has five times as many bridges as Venice and is criss-crossed by the Spree, Havel, Dahme, Panke and Wuhle rivers.  It is a city of museums for all tastes, and Museum Island hosts five of them, as well as the Berliner Dom. It’s an island in the middle of the Spree river and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

Brandenburg Gate.  Definitely one of Berlin’s iconic symbols, the former city gate survived many important events in German and world history, including being isolated for a long time by the Berlin Wall. Today, the gate hosts many kinds of cultural events and is visited everyday by thousands of tourists.  Adjacent to it is the Tiergarten. – the second largest urban garden in Berlin. The city boasts of more than 2,500 public parks and gardens.  Almost a fifth of the city is covered with trees.
The 2.5hr drive back to Rostock didn’t disappoint us with captivating views of the countryside.

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