Citytrip Berlin, Germany
October 2013

October 25, 2013

Berlin is the capital city of Germany. Berlin was founded in the 12th century, and became the capital of the small country of Prussia. Prussia grew rapidly in the 18th and 19th century, and formed the basis of the German Empire in 1871. Berlin became a major world city, known for its leadership roles in science, the humanities, music, museums, higher education, government, diplomacy and military affairs.

During World War II, it was virtually destroyed by bombing, artillery, and ferocious street-by-street fighting. When the war was ended, Berlin was split between the victors, America, France, England and Russia and lost its world leadership roles.

After the fall of Communism in Europe, on 3 October 1990 Germany and Berlin were both reunited. With the reunification of Germany, Berlin was restored as a capital and as a major world city. In June 1991 the German Parliament, the Bundestag, voted to move the (West) German capital back from Bonn to Berlin. The decision was reached after 10 hours of debate. In the voting, the Berlin option, won by a narrow margin: 338 for, 320 against. Berlin once more became the capital of a unified Germany.

Day 1
Friday, October 25th

It is an early start Hr. 06:00 in the morning, heading for Schiphol airport. The flight to Berlin will take about an hour. The advantage of an early start is that you have the bigger part of that same day for checking out Berlin......


Day 2
Saturday, October 26th

The day starts with a heavenly shower. Looking out of the window is discouraging to say the least. Fortunately after about half an hour the rain stops. After a good breakfast again we head of into town to explore Berlin. Today we head......


Day 3
Sunday, October 27th

Today is our last day in Berlin. We have another good breakfast and pack our luggage. We leave the suitcase in care of the hotel and head out for our last day of exploration. The first objective today will be ......


and welcome!