Travelling to Germany (Dusseldorf and Berlin)June 14 2017 at 9:59 PM
|Paul (Login Mississauga_risti)|
from IP address 18.104.22.168
I'm going to be in Dusseldorf for business and have the opportunity to go to Berlin for a weekend. Before I randomly pick a hotel in Berlin, I was wondering if this well travelled group had any suggestions? Ideally the hotel would have some style and be centrally located so that I can walk around, do some street photography and get to know the city on foot.
Also, if there's anyone in/around Dusseldorf and would like to join me for an Alt, please let me know (I start salivating as soon as I think about the Schumacher .....). It would be cool to hook up, talk watches and meet another Paneristi. I fly from Toronto on June 17, and would be able to connect in Dusseldorf from June 19-22, then I'm going to Berlin from June 23-25, back in Dusseldorf from June 26-29, fly home on June 30.
Thanks for any ideas/advice.
Be amazing folks!
I have no constructive suggestions...
|June 14 2017, 11:43 PM |
but I have to say, you just brought back some great memories for me. I lived in Dusseldorf for a "work/study" semester once upon a time. The Alt Beer was significantly cheaper than bottled water and the nectar of the Gods. Many good times were had LOL. The meat & potatoes diet of the region didn't exactly disagree with me either. I ate like a king every day at the factory/office cafeteria, nothing like what we would have here in the U.S. if such a thing even existed.
Have a great time, take/share many pics, and be sure to eat as many Doner Kebabs as possible.
Have to agree....the food and drink are tasty there! :-)
|June 15 2017, 1:58 PM |
I have nothing to add but...
|June 15 2017, 2:22 PM |
With Desmo's description, now I I wish I was going!! Have fun!!
Berlin is a terrific city!..................
|June 16 2017, 4:23 PM |
I spent a month in Berlin back in 1965 when I was 15 and studying German. I then went back 40 years later in 2005 with my youngest daughter who was about to take public exams in German too - a very different place, following the removal of The Wall.
If you do get to Berlin, buy yourself a Tageskarte - a daily ticket which gives you unrestricted travel on buses, trams, the U-Bahn, and the S-Bahn. Getting around the city by public transport is very easy and it works brilliantly, in true German fashion.
In no particular order, try to see (a good guidebook will expand):-
The Brandenburg Gate
The Deutsches Museum
The Kurfurstendamm (Ku'dam) - one of Berlin's most important streets
The Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche
KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) - huge department store
Checkpoint Charlie - nothing like as bleak as it was when I saw it in 1965. Some remains of The Wall can be found nearby.
Being Jewish, I was also keen to see
The Jewish Museum - Daniel Liebeskind's architecture is stunning
The Holocaust Memorial - very simple, but very effective, memorial next to the Brandenburg Gate
Can't remember any more. Have fun!