From Vienna we took the highway to Germany and then up to Berlin. We stopped in Selb, close to the Czech border, for the night and reached Berlin the next afternoon.

Berlin, Brandenburger Tor

We chose a place from Park4Night close to the Tempelhofer Feld in Oder Strasse for our first night (52.468754, 13.420599). It was a nice Sunday and many people where on the old airfield just walking or cycling, others with skates or kites and boards.

Landing Strip @ Tempelhof Airfield
Kiting @ Tempelhof

After spending the late afternoon there, we found a nice greek restaurant nearby (Taverna Olympia at the corner to Emser Strasse).
The next day we headed to Rosenthaler Platz, where Edi met Thorsten Overgaard for a 3 day seminar. More about that on a separate post!

I booked a Hop On Hop Off bus for 2 days and started to explore the city.

TV Tower and Bode Museum at the Spree River
Berlin under construction
Famous Ampel Männchen @ Berlin
Check Point Charly

Next to Check Point Charly I visited the Panorama of the Berlin Wall by Yadegar Asisi which I found very impressive.

Panorama of the wall by Asisi
Pink pipes of Berlin

In the evening, we changed our parking to Treptower Park. There is a parking in the middle of the park, close to the Spree river and in walking distance to a train station (52.491030, 13.467381).

Train station Treptower Park

On Wednesday night, we went to a pub called Zosch, where a band played in the cellar: A FOOT CREOLE New Orleans Jazz – great music and tasty dishes!!

A FOOT CREOLE in concert @ ZOSCH Berlin

The next day, we visited first the Museum of Photography of the Newton Foundation and afterwards the exhibition of 2 very interesting photographer at the Willy Brandt Haus: Bernice Kolko and Vivian Maier.

Viviane Maier (photo of the original picture)
Vivian Maier exhibition @ Willy Brandt Haus Berlin
Time for a break @ Princess Cheesecake

After a break for the best cheesecakes ever at Princess Cheesecake, we drove to the Brandenburger Tor and the Holocaust Memorial to mingle with the crowds of tourists.

Holocaust Memorial

For the late afternoon, we had booked a slot at the Reichstag to go to the glas dome on top of the building.

Reichstag @ Berlin
Reichstag @ Berlin
View from the top of the Reichstag
Glas Dome of the Reichstag @ Berlin
 Top of the dome

On our last day, we went to the Pergamon Museum with its exhibition on islamic art, which was very impressive. We had booked the tickets on the internet, which meant we didn’t have to wait in the queue.

Fashion shoot on the way to Pergamon Museum
Ishtar Gate of Babylon reconstructed from original bricks, 575 BCE
Market Gate from Miletus 2nd century AD @ Pergamon Museum
Market Gate of Miletus @ Pergamon Museum

Afterwards, we had lunch just on the other side of the Spree river at a
levantine restaurant, which was a great combination with the exhibition

We strolled to Alexanderplatz, took the train back home and left Berlin in the direction to Potsdam.

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