Tag Archives : Berlin

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 Palace of No Worries


Normally, Lars and I don’t visit touristic places. First of all, there are lots of blogs and websites dedicated to these and second, we are more attracted to off the beaten track places. It’s the goal of our blog. But there are exceptions to this rule, simply because some of these spots are too beautiful. Sanssouci certainly belongs to this…

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Potsdam – A First Look


I have to admit that before I met Lars, my geographical knowledge about Germany was very limited. I knew about and had visited Aachen and Köln, probably because they are located so close to Belgium and they can be easily reached by train. But that was about it. One of the reasons of this limited knowledge is the fact that…

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Sachsenhausen – Part 1


For our last destination of day 2, Lars and I went to Oranienburg. The city is located to the north of Berlin and is especially known for the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, whose remains have now been turned into a museum. It was built in 1936 and served initially as a camp for political prisoners. During the course of World War…

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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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