What to see in Berlin: a bit alternative on the road

8th May 2015

Our plane is leaving at dawn and forces us to get up very early. We slept only three hours last night but what’s better than admire the dawn flying?

What to see in Berlin

We love it like that! Really much!

What to see in Berlin

Berlin is pure fun for children and adults.

What to see in Berlin? 

What to see in Berlin legoland

With its great big green areas in the town so experienced by people at every hour, with its museums to visit, with its tours by ferry and above all with all these billions of coloured little bricks very effective!

What to see in Berlin legoland

Berlin is avant-garde architecture.

What to see in Berlin

With its endless indoor and outdoor areas where you walk turned-up nose for hours!

What to see in Berlin

Where you admire the contrasts of a town which was always contrast in history.

What to see in Berlin

Walking in a town on man scale, where in each moment people go cycle, by skateboard, by all sorts of thousands of means and they go jogging along kilometres of soft tracks.

What to see in Berlin

All perfectly upkept.

What to see in Berlin

Where bicycles use the cycle tracks, pedestrians use the pavements and cars park where is allowed!

What to see in Berlin

When I travel around the world, I always love countries where the respect of rules creates a daily order where you live so well!

Sony building in Berlin

Postdamer Platz is all this and much more.

What to see in Berlin

Then there’s this place of modern architecture, a so particular area where you get lost.

What to see in Berlin

An indoor area that is outdoor, which rises so much to defy the Berlinian climate to give the impression to be outdoor and to stay outdoor even if it’s raining outdoor.

Sony building in berlin

It’s easy to spend time in this place, simply watching!

What to see in Berlin

Then there’s the station.

What to see in Berlin

It’s striking how modern is perfectly put in the history, how next to each architectural work there’s a pedestrian precinct allowing to live itself and endless cycle tracks.

What to see in Berlin

But Berlin is also, above all and of course, history.

What to see in Berlin

A history that everyone knows, more or less, a glorious history at times, dark now and then, devastating at times.

What to see in Berlin

A history you meet in each moment all around the town.

What to see in Berlin

You come close to it in the underground’s placards, among the photos of the great characters portrayed.

river cruise in berlin

Or it stabs us in the strongest places, when we enter the stories about great men and we feel little.

What to see in Berlin

We choose to admire it a bit also from one of the several river cruises. Much tourist but relaxing a lot.

What to see in Berlin

Even if we are on a side, you know: we always like water and boat in all shapes!

What to see in Berlin

Then Berlin is a town all to live.

good food in berlin

Every time we go back it always strikes us in the same way!

good food in berlin

It’s impossible to go to bed.

What to see in Berlin

Always thousands of things to do and to see.

What to see in Berlin

We relax and enjoy life. Everywhere! The food is very good and the places where to stop are one more beautiful than the other!

What to see in Berlin

But we are destroyed. It’s time to go to the hotel. We arrive at Flottwell Hotel. Save this place!

flottwell hotel berlin

Simply perfect!

flottwell park in berlin

Just outside the town centre, really close to the underground and with the rooms overlooking this wonderful urban park where people play, do sport and relax.

flottwell hotel berlin

Very comfortable and cleaned rooms with complete cooking area. Bathroom furnished with taste and design. The perfect choice!

flottwell hotel berlin

Whether you are thinking about visiting Berlin (and I advise you to do it!), it’s not to be missed.

9th May 2015

Have you ever thought to get a bird’s-eye view of the town?

What to see in Berlin hi-flyer

Did I tell you Berlin always keep surprises even if you have visited it already many times, didn’t I?

What to see in Berlin hi-flyer

By hot-air balloon, early in the morning, alone, the town is still sleeping…it’s wonderful and it really worth to get up very early!

What to see in Berlin hi-flyer

Berlin Hi-Flyer is the right place.

What to see in Berlin hi-flyer

We go up by hot-air balloon.

What to see in Berlin hi-flyer

You feel just little up there.

What to see in Berlin hi-flyer

The view is wonderful, it’s useless to say.

What to see in Berlin hi-flyer

An alternative experience all to try!

What to see in Berlin hi-flyer

Then if you have children with you, they will enjoy themselves enormously!

What to see in Berlin check point charlie

Just near there there’s the Checkpoint Charlie.

What to see in Berlin check point charlie

Here the history of Berlin is in the air.

What to see in Berlin

It makes your flesh creep. In a vortex it takes you back to all what you know, all what you read, all what you heard about this place.

What to see in Berlin

Those few parts of the wall around the town are still there to testify a past of which it rest a little, a past that in 1989, as soon as possible, was destroyed and together with the wall even all that the lack of freedom meant.

What to see in Berlin

It was interesting to me visit Berlin at regular times.

What to see in Berlin

From the first years when you realized in a flash whether you was in the East part or in the West one until today where nothing is recognizable.

What to see in Berlin

A history that is still alive today when it takes position in a strong and determined way where freedom is trampled.

What to see in Berlin

The placard’s picture about Ukraine gives creeps. It takes little to loose freedom and it takes a lot to regain it. Too often we forget that keeping it has a cost, too!

What to see in Berlin

Now, where are we?

What to see in Berlin

I already told you today is the day to see Berlin from the sky!

What to see in Berlin

Of course, it couldn’t miss one of the symbol: the television tower!

What to see in Berlin

The view from up here is wonderful and the thing that strikes most is the order and the green that it “gives off” also from on high: a lot of public parks and the green dominates also on the buildings’ roofs.

What to see in Berlin

I don’t know how many times we did the complete tour!

What to see in Berlin

Endless and endless.

What to see in Berlin

Then again and again.

What to see in Berlin

When we finally dragged Valeria…

What to see in Berlin

Still some shoots in Berlin and it’s very late again!

What to see in Berlin river cruise

See you tomorrow. What’s ahead of us?

What to see in Berlin river cruise

I give you some clues in the last photos!

10th May 2015

Unfortunately today our programme we waited for impatiently has been cancelled: we should have discovered Berlin from the canoe.

Today there’s a very strong wind blowing here in Berlin and it’s impossible going out by canoe. Never mind. Change in programme!

flottwell hotel in berlin

Exaggerated breakfast at the hotel and go! We regret a bit to leave it. It’s one of those places where…who travels knows what I mean. To us the hotels are above all places where to spend the night but sometimes there are those places where all is how it must be: the mattress is comfortable (and unique in the double bed), in the shower the water is abundant and the temperature regulates well, the pillion is at the right height and there’s even the additional one…all little things but they make appreciate really a lot.

flottwell hotel in belrin

Here it is, the Flottwell Hotel is like that!

We go towards the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

What to see in Berlin madame tussaud

Valeria liked a lot the visit, even if – of course –  not much as Legoland the day before yesterday.

What to see in Berlin madame tussaud

She enjoyed herself enormously to be photographed with all the characters she knew!

What to see in Berlin madame tussaud

Then she found someone as E.T. more beautiful that the others.

What to see in Berlin madame tussaud

And what about him? Even the wig! We didn’t have any doubt that he was the best character to Valeria! The test in the interactive panel, too, of course!

What to see in Berlin madame tussaud

Since we have in our mind the original Museum in London, even if visited really many years ago, this one leaves a bit like that…I mean, if you visited the other one, don’t enter this one!

It’s time to move. Station and train. Someone takes advantage to recover a bit of study and…another destination is ahead of us!

Which? Tropical Island. Do you have ever heard? The largest spa in Europe inside hangar of an airship. Discover it with us!

What to see in Berlin

 

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