Visit to Berlin - February 2007

Neither of us had ever been to Berlin, and we had always wanted to see it as yet another little city break. A friend, Peter, has lived in the city for some time and it was great to have him show us around on our first full day there - in the snow! It was cold, but we did get some good weather too. A fascinating city - we will return sometime.

The Frensehturm on Alexanderplatz [click for larger image (87kb)] The old East German building on Schloßplatz being dismantled, viewed from Marz-Engels-Forum [click for larger image (72kb)]
The new railway station to the north of the city - spectacular on many levels [click for larger image (134kb)] Our hotel, the Henriette near Fischerinsel [click for larger image (129kb)]
The U-bahn station just opposite the hotel - very convenient! [click for larger image (153kb)] The Brandenburger Tor [click for larger image (124kb)]
Inside the new dome on the Reichstag building [click for larger image (133kb)] The frontage of the Reichstag building [click for larger image (117kb)]
Café Kranzler near the Kurfürstendamm [click for larger image (154kb)] A decorated part of the wall, now behind a hoarding; taken with the camera held high and pointing in hope! [click for larger image (191kb)]
The wall remaining on Neiderkirchnerstraße [click for larger image (145kb)] The Spree from the Mühlendamm [click for larger image (125kb)]
Inside the Sony Center near Potsdamer Platz - a spectacular building [click for larger image (141kb)] The Berlinale bear - they were all over the city as the Berlinale film festival was on [click for larger image (128kb)]
I liked this old public loo on Gendarmenmarkt [click for larger image (196kb)] A "rosinenbomber" over the entrance of the Deutches Technikmuseum - well worth a visit [click for larger image (103kb)]

Another great city break, highly recommended; lots to do, and lots of lovely places to eat and drink!