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Where Heroes Died …


When we came back to the hotel from the Wannsee, we passed a street called Stauffenbergstrasse. I wondered what the connection was between the man and the street… Back in the hotel, I googled the name of the street and found out that the Bendlerblock was located there. The day afterwards, Lars and I had a look. The Bendlerblock was…

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At The Waterside


Summer… One of the ingredients of a successful summer trip – at least for me – is being on a beach, preferably a sandy beach. I don’t have to be there 2 weeks in a row, a couple of days can be enough for me. It’s not about sunbathing nor obtaining the perfect tan. I simply love the feeling of…

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The Lion and The Harbor


As the morning progressed, the weather got sunnier and especially warmer. So, we had the perfect excuse to go to the waterside! Lars and I went to the Wannsee. The Wannsee actually consists of 2 lakes, the Little Wannsee and the Greater Wannsee and is situated in the southwest of Berlin. It is a very popular local bathing area with…

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The Jewish Cemetery – Part 2


If you want to visit the Weißensee Cemetery, you have to go to the Herbert-Baum-Straße. The cemetery is located at the end of the street. These are the opening hours: Sunday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm, Friday 8 am–3 pm, closed on Jewish holidays. The cemetery is open till 1 pm the day before such a holiday. Men are supposed to wear a “kippah”, a…

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The Jewish Cemetery – Part 1


I read somewhere that Jewish graves are forever. According to their beliefs and traditions, a grave should not be replaced. You will seldom see flowers in a Jewish cemetery, but as a mark of respect, a Jew will leave a small piece of rock on a grave during a visit. Lars and I visited the Weissensee Cemetery. According to Wikipedia,…

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The Airport


I am not referring to Berlin’s official airports, but to Berlin Tempelhof Airport. According to Wikipedia, Berlin Tempelhof Airport (German: Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof) (IATA: THF, ICAO: EDDI)) was an airport in Berlin, Germany, situated in the south-central Berlin borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg. The airport ceased operating in 2008 in the process of establishing Schönefeld Airport as the sole commercial airport for Berlin.[3] Tempelhof was designated as an airport by the Ministry of Transport on 8 October…

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The Creepiest Place Ever


The second day of our stay in Berlin Lars and I wanted to see less touristic places. We decided to start with the Plötzensee Memorial. According to Wikipedia, During the Nazi regime, an official record of 2,891 people convicted by the Berlin Kammergericht, the notorious “People’s Court” under Roland Freislerand several Sondergerichte were executed in Plötzensee, initially with an axe in the prison’s courtyard.…

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The Courtyards


The last place that we visited during our first day in Berlin was the Hackesche Höfe. According to Wikipedia, The Hackesche Höfe is a notable courtyard complex situated adjacent to the Hackescher Markt in the centre of Berlin. The complex consists of eight interconnected courtyards, accessed through a main arched entrance at number 40 Rosenthaler Straße.[1] The complex was designed in the Jugendstil (or Art Nouveau) style…

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