Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Weekend In Berlin

The fact that I am in Germany will only mean that it will be just a matter of time before I make a return trip to the capital Berlin. It came much sooner than I thought it would as a result of a Christmas Run with the Berlin Hash group. If you are unaware, I got involved into hashing because of Song Yia and did it for the first time in Hamburg.
We took a car on Saturday morning and after about 3 hours drive, there we were. The run brought us through the Charlottenburg Castle where we made a stop for “Gluhwein� in the Christmas Market. Here are some pictures of me completely under dress for the weather and run.

Charlottenburg Castle

Charlottenburg Castle

 Charlottenburg Castle Christmas Market

The Gluhwein Stop At Charlottenburg Castle Christmas Market

Thanks to a dear friend, we stayed over in Hilton which is strategically located in the city center. It was just a stone throw away from “Unten der Linden� (Under The Lime Trees), the main shopping street. We stumbled across another Christmas Market at “Gendarmenmarkt�. This is the first time I have ever had to pay entrance fee to enter one. It did turn out to act a crowd control mechanism which meant smoother flow of human traffic between the stalls.

Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt

Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt

“Unten Der Linden� with Christmas Lights

“Unten Der Linden� with Christmas Lights

After the market, we continued on with some sightseeing and passed through locations that I was at about roughly 3 years ago. (Sweet Memories.....)

The day after, we woke up early to carry on with some more voyaging. Here are some pictures taken at typical tourist spots.

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial

There was also a modern area that I seem to have missed previously

Postdamer Platz

Postdamer Platz

I will end this post with a picture of Santa and a Snowman to give this blog it’s festive mood.

Lego Santa Claus and A Snowman

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