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2 Days in Berlin – The Perfect Weekend in Berlin

A Weekend in Berlin, Germany

For so many people, Berlin is and always will be, the symbolic city of the cold war. Of course, there’s so much more to find within the city whose rich history goes back hundreds of years. Berlin has been the capital of Prussia, the Brandenburg state, the German Empire, the Third Reich and now modern […]

Best Places to Visit in Germany in Summer

Summer in Germany. There really is no other place like it on Earth. The sun has beaten back the clouds and the rain, spring has come and gone leaving the country covered in green. Leafy trees provide breezy canopies for the many beer gardens. Grassy alpine meadows high up in the mountains are perfect for […]

The Secret Passages of Tempelhof

Chasing the Ghosts of the Past in Tempelhof

The first time I went to Berlin was in the 1980s, during the cold war. At that time, the USAF was using Tempelhof as its main base in the divided city. That one huge building housed the entire Air Force Base: airport operations, maintenance facilities, commissary, a bowling alley, chapel, lodging, schools, even a basketball […]

The Colorful Chocolate World of Ritter Sport in Berlin – Take the Kids!

Ritter Sport Custon Chocolate

Make Your Own Chocolate Bar at Ritter Sport in Berlin The Colorful Chocolate World of Ritter Sport in Berlin is the perfect place to take the kids, especially if you get caught in the rain. Each person gets to pick their own ingredients and make a custom-made chocolate bar.  It’s a great stop during your Berlin […]

Visiting Berlin’s Reichstag

Reichstag Berlin

A stone’s throw from the famous Brandenburg Gate–the iconic symbol of the border where East Germany meets West–the Reichstag (parliament or diet) building looms large and imposing. The neo-renaissance facade, complete with massive columns, fit in well in the late 1890s when it was initially conceived to represent the power and might of the newly […]

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