A couple days in...

Berlin Travel Blog

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Fat Tire Bike Tour
Well, so far we've gotten to see a great deal of the city. Unfortunately, in a city of 3.2 million that spans almost 50 miles from side to side, a great deal means the high points in the middle of town. Yesterday we were given the option of taking a four hour walking tour, or a 4 1/2 hour bike tour....the vote for the bike tour was unanimous. It was great to see the big sights here and town and have a brief history of everything. I think it's the history that is the most fascinating part of the whole trip. I'll publish some photos with this entry of the neat things we got to see on the tour. German is a strange language, but I think I shouldn't have too much trouble picking up the words.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
..grammar might be a little more difficult. Especially with words like "exclusivist." Last night we went to see Porgy and Bess. It was alright. The orchestra was too loud and the company was from South Africa...so, i couldnt understand any of it except "Summertime." Oh well. Today was somewhat of a free day. We woke up early this morning for a trip to the Reichstag and went up to the observation deck. It's interesting the idea behind the government buildings. They all incorporate steel and glass. The idea is that the government should be transparent, so there can never be a dictatorship in Germany again. I like it....lets add more windows to Congress, or make 'em meet outside on the lawn. This afternoon we broke apart as a group and toured the city. A couple of us went to The German History Museum, I'm not really sure what the rest did. Tonight, though, was great. We went to Komische Opera and saw an amazing closing production of La Boheme. The acting and vocals were superb and the stage and costume design were magnificent. I'm really glad I got to see it. I guess that's about it. I'll try to add more in the next couple of days. Tomorrow is our day on Museum Island, so Code of Hamurabi, here I come.
fawkes66 says:
Hi Jerred,
Great to read a Texan experience in Germany. It sounds like you´re having fun. Enjoy the rest of the trip.

Karin
Posted on: Jul 19, 2008
ctoch says:
Ich ben ein Berliner...Ich ben ein Frankfurter. I am a jelly donut...I am a sausage. You look like a native, anyway! All love, mom
Posted on: Jul 10, 2008
jet909 says:
Thanks for the updates and pictures. Looks like everything is going well thus far. I am sending this link to both clans in my family. Love, Dad
Posted on: Jul 09, 2008
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Fat Tire Bike Tour
Fat Tire Bike Tour
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Another view of the TV Tower
Another view of the TV Tower
Bebelplatz - the site of the Nazi …
Bebelplatz - the site of the Nazi…
Giant Katamari Ball just down from…
Giant Katamari Ball just down fro…
Me and the Berlin Wall
Me and the Berlin Wall
Last remaining Berlin Wall sniper …
Last remaining Berlin Wall sniper…
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of E…
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of …
Victory Tower in the middle of the…
Victory Tower in the middle of th…
German presidential Palace
German presidential Palace
Me and the Reichstag
Me and the Reichstag
Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie
The Dome of the Reichstag
The Dome of the Reichstag
Einstein Bear...I thought Mom woul…
Einstein Bear...I thought Mom wou…
Berliner Pilz
Berliner Pilz
Berlin Sights & Attractions review
In shape or out of shape, it's better to be on your butt for 4 hours than on your feet.
The wonderful thing about Berlin is that there is so much to see in so many different areas of the city. The history of the city stretches for hundred… read entire review
Berlin
photo by: CFD