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Postby garbitsch » Wed May 18, 2005 5:02 pm

My eyes were rolling for Moosie's post. :) Now I got what he meant by "City" :)

City, I would like to know what other monuments should I visit. I am not quite interested in night life etc...
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Postby cannedmoose » Wed May 18, 2005 5:03 pm

garbitsch wrote:My eyes were rolling for Moosie's post. :) Now I got what he meant by "City" :)


I know I'm sarcastic garb, but even I'm not 'that' sarcastic re
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Postby city » Wed May 18, 2005 5:07 pm

:-) I grew up in Berlin, but left it in mid 90ies to go to Cyprus. Been back in Germany since 2000, but not living in Berlin now.
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Postby city » Wed May 18, 2005 5:10 pm

:-) Garb, when are you planning to go? Give me a day or so and I collect some info. Would know few things now, but need some time to get the names into proper english. :)
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Postby cannedmoose » Wed May 18, 2005 5:11 pm

Anyways, later folks... got to go out and do some stuff... food shopping :roll:

Have a great evening :lol: Tip of the day: Don't watch the Paparizou video too much folks or you'll go blind :wink:
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Postby city » Wed May 18, 2005 10:44 pm

Hi Garbitsch,

first of all, of course you are right Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag are a must.
Check Point Charlie in my opinion is not much to see nower days, apart from the Museum about the Berlin Wall.
A nice place is the remainders of the Berlin Wall called the "East Side Gallery" (original name, not translated :-) ) to be found near the main train station.
Holocaust Museum, well what do you mean, there is the brand new monument, which I havent seen yet, or the Jewish Museum?
The latter is well worth a visit. Theres lots of other museums as well: the New National gallery, designed by Mies van der Rohe (in the western part) and the Old National Gallery (in the eastern part) and the most famous Pergamon Museum which actually is a must as well.

If you are more into buildings etc then I recommend
Charlottenburg Palaca, Bellevue Palace, TV Tower (East) with a great view over the city, 1936 Olympic Stadium, currently reconstructed for World Cup 2006.

Excessive information about all these museums and sights and the city itself, along with useful tips are to be found here in english:

http://www.berlin.de/english/visitors/index.html

Other, not so good pages are these ones, but I guess you already came across them....

http://www.travelocity.co.uk/TEU_destGu ... 1,00.html;

http://www.opodo.co.uk/otpbvpl/Jsp/opodo/StrutsServlet/
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If you happen to have a few more days then the city of Potsdam is a nice place to see. More historical background. Also the Villa Wannsee in Berlin.

In case I can be of any more help, just let me know.

Have a nice trip!
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Postby magikthrill » Wed May 18, 2005 10:49 pm

garbitsch

you are 21 and you are not interested in night life?

what is the matter with you mate?!?!
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Postby Marinella » Wed May 18, 2005 10:59 pm

:( YAWN :(

21 going on 51 if he goes on this boring holiday!

Go clubbing instead, there is a great club scene over there - forget the dull museums, leave them to the wrinklies!!
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Postby garbitsch » Thu May 19, 2005 5:59 pm

Danke schoen City....

These are very helpful! :)

BTW, I will be there for 5 days. Do you think I should get a weekly card for bus/bahn?

Magik, if I was going on my own, then I'd be interested in night life. The thing is, I am going to Berlin with my auntie, who has paid for the tickets and the hotel :lol: :lol: I can't leave her alone and go clubbing!!
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Postby brother » Thu May 19, 2005 6:01 pm

Yes you can, i am sure she will understand and anyway she might get worried if you don't. :wink:
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