Things to See and Do while in Germany

Sylt Groynes (Buhnen), Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Today is October 3rd, Germany National Day or Tag der Deutschen Einheit (October3rd, 1990, about one year after the fall of Berlin Wall). To celebrate the Day of German Unity, I’d like to share here a few images, #tbt images from Germany that I’ve taken over the years.
When visiting Germany, don’t visit only the cities, but also the small towns and country side.
Black-and-white image of The Cross, in Rossdorf, Germany
The Cross. Rossdorf, Germany.
Flowers in a heartshaped pot. Sylt, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Sylt Groynes (Buhnen), Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Sylt Groynes (Buhnen), Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Berlin is the place to visit, while in Germany. If you wonder what you can do in Berlin, here are a few ideas:

Take a Trabi-ride

Customer at Rent-a-Trabi station, next to the ruins of Berlin Wall, Germany.
Rent-a-Trabi station, next to the ruins of Berlin Wall, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald. #tbt

 

Check out the Brandenburg Gate

Front of Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany.
Top of Brandenburg Gate, Front. Berlin, Germany. Seen from East Side. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Step inside the Gedächtniskirche: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, in ruins, and the new church built right next to it

Berlin sculpture was conceived in 1985 by husband-and-wife artist team, Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff and Martin Matschinsky. Unveiled in 1987 in W. Berlin’s Tauentzienstrasse in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche heavily bombed during WWII, Berlin was one of the eight sculptures designed during W. Berlin’s Skulpturenboulevard Kurfürstendamm celebrating Berlin’s 750th anniversary. Berlin’s motif, a broken chain, symbolizes the severed connection between W. and E. Berlin caused by the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Berlin Sculpture and Kaiser Wilhelm Gedaechtniskirche. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Berlin Sculpture and Kaiser Wilhelm Gedaechtniskirche. Photo by Alina Oswald.

 

Inside the newly built church. Berlin, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Inside the new Kaiser Wilhelm Gedaechtniskirche. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Visit the Bauhaus Museum in Berlin, Germany:

Bauhaus Museum. Berlin, Germany.
The Bauhaus Archiv Museum in Berlin, Germany. photo by Alina Oswald

Take a cruise on Spree River and the Seven Seas (Seven Seas aka the Hollywood of Europe)

Peacock Island. Seven Seas on Spree River, Berlin, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Peacock Island. Seven Seas on Spree River, Berlin, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Spree River: Seven Seas or the Hollywood of Europe. Berlin, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Spree River: Seven Seas or the Hollywood of Europe. Berlin, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Stop by the Biergarten 

Biker sporting German glad colors rides by the Biergarten in Grunwald, Berlin, Germany
Riding by the Biergarten, Grunwald, Berlin, Germany. Photo  by Alina Oswald

Walk along Spree River and on either side of the West/East mark. Soon, you won’t be able to distinguished the former East Berlin from the West, because, after all, today there’s only one Berlin.

Berlin Cityscape: DB train station, TV Tower, and the Spree River. Copyright 2010 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.Berlin Cityscape: DB train station, TV Tower, and the Spree River. Photo by Alina Oswald.

There are many more places to visit and things to do while in Berlin. I plan on visiting again soon.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Alina Oswald

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Klaus,

      Thanks so much for your note and invite! I’ve never been to Munchen, Munich, but I’m sure it’s nice. I usually go to Frankfurt and surroundings. Loved Hamburg, and absolutely loved Berlin. Sylt…it’s an interesting place. Of course, there’s much more to add to my list. This was only a glimpse into the many, many possibilities. Thanks again! Next time I’m in Germany, I’ll let you know 🙂 Alina

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    1. Hi Marcus, thank you so much for your note! Appreciate it. I travel to Germany pretty often to see family and friends. Never been to Nuremberg, but love Berlin, and also Hamburg. Years ago I got to witness the Brokengespenst in Hawaii. Reading about it I’ve learned quite a lot about the Brocken Mountain in Germany, and Heinrich Heine’s poem inspired by the Brocken spectre. Thanks again and wish you a wonderful day! Alina

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