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Potsdam for the second time

Potsdam for the second time

We had seen most of the highlights of Potsdam on our first visit a few years ago: see my blogpost: We had seen the Sanssouci park with the Chinese teahouse, Charlottenhof palace, the Roman baths, and the Friedenskirche. We visited the Sanssouci palace, the picture gallery and the Neues Palace on the inside, biked passed … Lees verder

Berlin for the third time

Berlin for the third time

This year I visited Berlin for the third time. Berlin is like Madrid one of my favorite cities in Europe. This third time around it took a bit more time to prepare an itinerary. We had visited all the usual suspects on our previous visits and it was the middle of winter, so I had … Lees verder

Berlin beyond the Pergamon museum, East Side gallery and Checkpoint Charlie.

Berlin beyond the Pergamon museum, East Side gallery and Checkpoint Charlie.

This was my second visit to Berlin. Last time I was here was in 2013. At that time I visited all the usual suspects: East-Side gallery, Holocaust memorial and museum, the Reichstag, the Pergamon museum on Museuminsel, Hackeschen Höfe, Unter den Linden, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, the Tiergarten, Brandenburger Tor, the Neue Wache and KaDeWe. We did all … Lees verder

‘A building should tell a story.’ Daniel Libeskind

‘A building should tell a story.’ Daniel Libeskind

And that is exactly what the Judische Museum in Berlin built by Daniel Libeskind does. The large grey building, made out of concrete and clad in zinc sheeting, commemorates the numerous lives lost in the holocaust. ‘How long would it take to recite the names of the 6 million people that died?’ was a question … Lees verder

Potsdam, waiting to be discovered

Potsdam, waiting to be discovered

Potsdam, just half an hour away by train from Berlin, is the capital of the German Federal state of Brandenburg. When you arrive at Tegel airport you can either take a bus or taxi to Berlin Central station (Hauptbahnhof). The taxi costs around 25 euro. There are trains every half hour from Berlin central station … Lees verder

Citytrip naar Berlijn in de herfst

Citytrip naar Berlijn in de herfst

Berlijn stond al lang op mijn verlanglijstje van citytrips. Berlijn wordt omschreven als een bruisende en vernieuwende stad, met heel wat fantastische musea en gebouwen, een rijk verleden, … Toen mijn rondreizende man deze bestemming liet vallen, moest ik niet lang nadenken. Er zijn rechtstreekse vluchten vanuit Brussel (we vlogen met Brussels Airlines-Lufthansa), en de … Lees verder