Saturday, September 24, 2011

Berlin

Friday was spent travelling from Amsterdam to Berlin and a little exploring of our new home at Mexikoplatz, a quiet, leafy suburb about 30 minutes by S-Bahn south west of the city centre.

Today (Saturday) found us in central Berlin, finding our way to the TV tower at Alexanderplatz for our Fat Tires tour of Berlin.

For 5 hours we cruised around Berlin on comfortable bikes, visiting the major sites including a part of the wall still in place, Checkpoint Charlie and a very nice beer garden at the Tiergarten.


The memorial to murdered Jews.


Yes, this is Sylvia, a good way into her 10km ride.

The city was crowded in places today, particularly around the Brandenberg Gate, because of the Berlin Marathon.



This is Potsdamer Platz.

The marathon is not the only event being held here this weekend.

1 comment:

janelle said...

Great to see Sylvia on a bike! I bet she is glad it is so flat! So much to see. I'd like to go back there soon!