Berlin, June 2011 − Travels − Captain Tom

Berlin, June 2011

Friends (Möni, Andreas and Max) came for a visit. Finally during a decent time of the year. It is pentecost weekend and we want to see Berlin from as many different angles as possible. Weather is great and we use it for our extreme capital city sightseeing.

We start slowly with the Column of Victory in Tiergarten
I work in one of the office buildings to the left
View towards Berlin Mitte
View to Teufelsberg
Goldelse (Victoria, goddes of victory)
We enjoy the view
After dinner we have a walk through down town.
Evening sun at river Spree - Marstall and building of former eastern Germany government (Staatsratsgebäude)
Berlin Cathredral

The next day we are going to the state of Brandenburg. There is a spa wher you can have a bath next to penguins (just separated by a screen). And one of then had to bite me into my finger. With no consequences.
Then we visit F60 - the largest movable machine in the world. About 1500 feet long. It is to move waste from one end of a coal mine to the other end. F60 because it can dump waste from about 60 meters (180 feet).
Ready for the visit
Climbing up
View from above
A kestrel lives here
back down

Sunday is the day for relaxing. We start with a good breakfast in a coffee bar directly at river Spree
Then we have a walk through the government district At Friedrichstraße railway station
Reichstag, the German Parliament
Office building for of the members of Parliament
The Berlin main railway station. A fantastic building
Beach bar
We continue our sightseeing on a boat which will make a loop through the city
Molecule Men mark the border between three districts of Berlin Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Treptow
Low bridges
Museum of transportation and technology
more low bridges
The chancelors office from the river
The main railway station
In the evening we go into a theatre - but not just some theatre. It is the famous Berthold Brecht theatre "Berliner Ensemble" at Schiffbauer Damm.

Next day is for some action. We have a ride with a handcar in Brandenburg.
Here is a little video taken by Andreas
Before we return we walk to Mellensee lake and have a bath A grainfield full of poppy
There are funny bikes to try at the station
In the evening we visit miniature world loxx. Very nice. Max did not want to leave.

The next day we went to movie picture studios in Potsdam Babelsberg. Quite nice but did not meet our expectations.
Andreas becomes candiate in a TV show
Little Muck
Some adventure set
A Troll from Neverending Story
We close the evening (and the visit) with a dinner in a beer garden in the very center of the town.
Some days to remember