Category Archives: Berlin

Peg writes about the difference between east and west parts of Berlin

We’ve walked our feet off here in Berlin, making great progress in our long list of museum visits.  We’ve had very nice weather, usually a bit cool, excellent for walking.  The public transportation here, like in Paris, is excellent, and … Continue reading

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Per capita consumption of beer in Germany: 3 gallons. Per day!

I can not be exhaustive of the possibilities but here are some highlights from my viewpoint: Beer.  It is everywhere.  There are beer stores and wine shops, and a few carry both.  You see people in parks and on benches … Continue reading

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The topography of terror, photos from the Nazi reign of terror

This is a slide show of my visit to the Topography of Terror, an excellent museum in Berlin about the Nazi war of terror.    

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From Prussia With Love (2): The Stasi

The Stasi museum is housed in its former headquarters in what was East Berlin.  It’s stark modern construction holds the archives (961 bags of still torn up documents included), offices, spy equipment and stories of repression only its mute walls … Continue reading

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From Prussia, With Love (part 1)

We arrived here on September 1.  We rented a flat for the month to explore this city of some 3.4 million people, filled with wonderful museums, and the epicenter of Germany’s turbulent past, where beer is king, not wine.  Foie … Continue reading

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