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Image of Berlin Reichstag Cupola

Reflections in central column of Berlin Reichstag cupola

Both old and new: Berlin’s history and exciting modern outlook are encapsulated in the bullet marked Reichstag building crowned with it’s contemporary Norman Foster designed glass cupola.

Apartment Accommodation in Berlin

This time we were Herr Schmidt “Ja” “Hello, we’ll  be at the apartment in 10 minutes” “I will be waiting,” responds the man on the other end of the phone, switching into English. ” Press the door bell for Schmidt” Twenty minutes later we’ve been shown over our home for the week – a spacious one, bedroom flat in Berlin’s Charlottenburg District – received instruction on how to adjust the heating in case it’s a bit “brrr”, at night, and handed over the payment.. in cash. In all we have…

nhow berlin

On my first visit to Berlin four years ago past events were my focus, but Berlin is forging ahead full of creative energy.  Time to look forward and what better place to start than with a stay at the recently opened Nhow music and lifestyle hotel boasting its own recording studios.  Designed by architect Sergei Tichoban it is a striking industrial looking brick building on the banks of the River Spree. I‘m still waiting for the day my husband thinks we might at arrive at a hotel in a taxi…

2-Stroke Time Travel

“OK, good, we’ve all found first gear”. We lead off out of the compound and pause as Tania, our guide checks we have a full complement in our troupe. Behind us a leopard, a giraffe, a zebra, a biege original coloured Trabant and one in shocking pink – we’re ready to set off on safari through the Trabi’s natural habitat of wild east Berlin. The thought of offering self drive tours in the iconic former East German utility car came to student Rico Heinzig in 1997 when he was looking…