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By using a local hire in Berlin, you can easily access some amazing destinations around the city, including the DDR Museum and the Ferncentum TV Tower. You could even take a drive along the River Spree to visit Museum Island and its five internationally acclaimed museums….or take a quick trip to the Reichstag.

Why Use a Car Hire?

Sure you go the rental car route: maybe even use an Avis coupon to save a few bucks. But can you read German traffic signs? Do you …

Car Hire in Berlin

Through the use of nearby vehicle hire in Berlin it is possible to reach some fascinating destinations, like the DDR Museum and also the Ferncenturn TELEVISION Tower for the sights. You might actually have a push along with the Lake Spree to go to Memorial Isle and its own five globally acclaimed galleries or take a fast visit to go to the Reichstag.

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Within easy driving range of town are the Saschenhausen Concentration Camp Museum and Funeral and the Jewish Museum. Several enjoy each day …

I am a Berliner.

After having run with the masses during today’s Marathon, I have a new definition of what it means to be a Berliner. I’d recently been told that merely living in Berlin does not necessarily warrant Berliner status. That to be from Berlin you must have been born and raised and have shed sweat and tears on its ground.

Apparently, it’s not like in New York, say, where you put in a year’s time, wear a little more black and drop your sidewalk smiling habit, …

Brauhaus Spandau – Bier!

The Braumeister of Brauhaus Spandau spoke to my literature class today (Brewery excursion!). Here’s what I got out of it :

Bier’s healthy. It’s a fact. It’s not the drink that gives you the belly, it’s the fact that it gets your hunger going and then you have to eat while drinking. And that then, after you’ve had some drink and had some to eat, well, then you’re satisfied and you don’t want to move. So you eat and you drink and you don’t move, …

Joseph Pearson’s Piece

Never have I sat before a man as animated as he is intelligent. This afternoon, though, I had the opportunity to both hear historian Joseph Pearson speak on “Commemorating the Berlin Wall,” and watch his cinematic performance; his eyes bulged, his arms gestured and beyond all that, he offered a storyline—plot—a start and end. So generous, he was, to provide such a concrete trajectory, making temporary sense out of German temperament. In his allotted hour, he blazed through over a hundred years of German unification,

Collect the Shards

collect the shards 1As time passes here in Berlin, I’m finding myself increasingly intertwined in a complex web of global perspectives. It’s like I’m collecting debris of conversations that have already taken place and of issues that just want to be worn out but are forced to endure. Amidst the rubble, however, there are strings of connectivity begging to be yanked into view of those averse to them.

On a day trip to Leipzig last week, NYU professor of Sociology, Thomas Ertman, led our group on a bit

Berlin: Beginning at the End

While a singular, first encounter may set the tone for an experience, it’s a series of encounters that ultimately composes a symphony of revelation.

If it were possible to have a concise, uncomplicated thought about Berlin, then perhaps writing a reflection on my time spent in this city would come a little easier.

 

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For the past three months I’ve lived in Schöneberg, a predominantly Turkish neighborhood in West Berlin. I have an Apotheke across the street, two discount grocery stores

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