Munich and Berlin

#1
Soon I will be doing a trip from Munich to Berlin with a couple of nights in each place.

Are there any suggestions about must things to see (going to the science museum in Munich) in Berlin and Munich (considering we've only got two days in each) and where the best places to drink are. In particular, I'm looking for a good traditional drinking house in Munich. Not too rough mind, as I'll be with a family member.

Cheers.
 
#2
Lot of good boozers around the Marien Platz, used to be a great place in the Vienstr allee just to the left as you look at the Rathause, (The Place with the magic clock) Dachau consentration camp worth a visit, get the tram from city centre, just up the road, The world famous Hofbrauhause is worth a visit but the prices are steep have a nice time

Brerlin

to many thing to do in just a cople of days, Checkpoint Charlie,The Brandenburger gate, loads and loads of class, but not cheap boozers the British was cemetary is a very though provoking place, thr Russian war mem. the Russian war cem in Treptow Parkis impresive Scarlotenburg is the red light area and on and on, the Reichstag, the Zoo the Kaiser Willhelm Kirche ect
 
#3
tropper66 said:
Brerlin

to many thing to do in just a cople of days, Checkpoint Charlie,The Brandenburger gate, loads and loads of class, but not cheap boozers the British was cemetary is a very though provoking place, thr Russian war mem. the Russian war cem in Treptow Parkis impresive Scarlotenburg is the red light area and on and on, the Reichstag, the Zoo the Kaiser Willhelm Kirche ect
I agree, Scarlotenburg is the red light district and best avoided in your case. However, if you notice a stop on the U-Bahn called Charlottenberg then I suggest you take it, excellent shopping, museums and restaurants. You're family friend will thank you for it.
 
#4
Best thing I saw in Berlin was a T-72 tank upended with its barrel stuck in the ground, painted bright pink. It had "The Pink Panzer" written on it.

Made me chuckle...

No idea where it was or if it's still there as I was on the S-Bahn at the time.
 
#5
In Berlin the Soviet War Memorial in Treptow is seriously worth a visit. There is a lot of dust in the air and it may affect your Hay Fever :(
 
#6
Checkpoint Charlie is now manned by Walts dresed as Russians and Americans though they all look turkish.
It is average 6 euro's for a coffee but I did have a rather excellent kangaroo steak at the australien restaurant in the Sony Centre and watched Iron man in English.
 
#7
It looks like in Munich it will be Dachau, and the science museum, and beer in Marienplatz. In Berlin it's looking like a quick look at the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Brandenburger Gate, with good time given to both the British War Cemetery and the Russian War Memorial. I'll try and hunt down that upturned tank and take photos. Later on I'll sneak out of the hotel and sample some of the night-life surreptitiously.

Cheers fellas.
 
#10
In Berlin, head to the Museumsinsel, an island with 5 museums, including the fantastic Pergamon.

Go to the Fernsehturm (TV tower) for a cracking view of Berlin.

Maybe head to the museum built underneath the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.... However you feel after the recent activities of the RSPs in Gaza, it is unlikely that you will make it through with dry eyes.

As noted by tropper66, pay a visit to the British Cemetery in Charlottenburg. There are >3000 British and Commonwealth men buried there, including my Great Uncle who was shot down over Berlin in 1943.

The various walking tours are worth doing, but that depends on what time of year you are going to be there, 'cos Berlin can be colder than a witch's teat.

There are oodles of good bars and clubs in Berlin, and they are pretty cheap compared to other capitol cities, especially if you stay East...
 
#11
Schleswig-Holstein said:
In Berlin, head to the Museumsinsel, an island with 5 museums, including the fantastic Pergamon.

Go to the Fernsehturm (TV tower) for a cracking view of Berlin.

Maybe head to the museum built underneath the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.... However you feel after the recent activities of the RSPs in Gaza, it is unlikely that you will make it through with dry eyes.

As noted by tropper66, pay a visit to the British Cemetery in Charlottenburg. There are >3000 British and Commonwealth men buried there, including my Great Uncle who was shot down over Berlin in 1943.

The various walking tours are worth doing, but that depends on what time of year you are going to be there, 'cos Berlin can be colder than a witch's teat.

There are oodles of good bars and clubs in Berlin, and they are pretty cheap compared to other capitol cities, especially if you stay East...
And a word of warning - if you feel like a bath at 2 in the morning in grotty charlotty - you can! In public - and its glass :oops:

We were soldiers once - and young!
 
#12
rickshaw-major said:
Schleswig-Holstein said:
In Berlin, head to the Museumsinsel, an island with 5 museums, including the fantastic Pergamon.

Go to the Fernsehturm (TV tower) for a cracking view of Berlin.

Maybe head to the museum built underneath the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.... However you feel after the recent activities of the RSPs in Gaza, it is unlikely that you will make it through with dry eyes.

As noted by tropper66, pay a visit to the British Cemetery in Charlottenburg. There are >3000 British and Commonwealth men buried there, including my Great Uncle who was shot down over Berlin in 1943.

The various walking tours are worth doing, but that depends on what time of year you are going to be there, 'cos Berlin can be colder than a witch's teat.

There are oodles of good bars and clubs in Berlin, and they are pretty cheap compared to other capitol cities, especially if you stay East...
And a word of warning - if you feel like a bath at 2 in the morning in grotty charlotty - you can! In public - and its glass :oops:

We were soldiers once - and young!
Cheers Schleswig-Holstein.

Rickshaw_Major:
Is that public bath frequented by the fairer sex, or is it all meat and two veg? And, would you do it today?

Also, forgot to ask. I understand that Munich has different beers to the rest of Germany (pils in Berlin?). Which beers are the finest in Germany?
 
#13
Contrarian said:
rickshaw-major said:
Schleswig-Holstein said:
In Berlin, head to the Museumsinsel, an island with 5 museums, including the fantastic Pergamon.

Go to the Fernsehturm (TV tower) for a cracking view of Berlin.

Maybe head to the museum built underneath the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.... However you feel after the recent activities of the RSPs in Gaza, it is unlikely that you will make it through with dry eyes.

As noted by tropper66, pay a visit to the British Cemetery in Charlottenburg. There are >3000 British and Commonwealth men buried there, including my Great Uncle who was shot down over Berlin in 1943.

The various walking tours are worth doing, but that depends on what time of year you are going to be there, 'cos Berlin can be colder than a witch's teat.

There are oodles of good bars and clubs in Berlin, and they are pretty cheap compared to other capitol cities, especially if you stay East...
And a word of warning - if you feel like a bath at 2 in the morning in grotty charlotty - you can! In public - and its glass :oops:

We were soldiers once - and young!
Cheers Schleswig-Holstein.

Rickshaw_Major:
Is that public bath frequented by the fairer sex, or is it all meat and two veg? And, would you do it today?

Also, forgot to ask. I understand that Munich has different beers to the rest of Germany (pils in Berlin?). Which beers are the finest in Germany?
There were all whores :D Any way it was all hypothetical 8)

In Muenchen the local stuff is Paulaner Pils. If you start drinking Weissen Bier your sh1tter will smell like a bad day at the Curry House International Festival of Wrecked Ring Pieces :D

It is one helluv diet1
 
#14
Contrarian said:
Also, forgot to ask. I understand that Munich has different beers to the rest of Germany (pils in Berlin?). Which beers are the finest in Germany?
Mate, that is a thread on its own :wink:

When in Berlin, try the Berliner Weiss, either with or without syrup (green = woodruff, red = raspberry)... The locals sup it like mad.

German beers are amazing, and moving to NI from Germany was really painful in beer terms. :cry:
When I'm back, I hunt down Hasseroder...
 
#16
Hmmm Berlin...Topography of terror is a good one, very thought provoking there too, especially when you see the Prinz Albrecht Strasse basements uncovered there and the yellow tiles, the third cell along has bullet holes in the corner....


A trip out the the Zitadelle at Spandau is good too, with a nosey at the LuftwaffenMuseum at what was RAF Gatow.

One thing to note, once you get across into what was East Berlin, look at the pelican crossings, the Little Green and Red Blokes (Apfelmannchen) are a matter of history and there has been a HUGE campaign to save them, Also the Berliner Dom is impressive as is The Humboldt Uni frontage..hell, do, Unter den Linden from one end to the other if you can...Cafe und Kuchen.........mmmmmmmmm!
 
#17
Don't forget currywurst and berliner kindl.

Some good walking tours out there too (just a google search away).
 
#18
I am due a return visit to Germany, the last time was in 1989 and 1990 East Germany still existed then ! I took the opportunity to visit both sides, I would expect lots of the DDR is swept away especially Checkpoint Charlie.
:(
 
#19
I am pining for Berlin. Great time to visit as it's the 20th year since the fall of Der Mauer. Go onto the the official Berlin site, loads of activities/events leading up to the fateful day in November 89.

I was there, jumping up and down on the wall with the rest of the loonies, as well as the Volkpolizei's finest, and probably a smattering of the Staatsicherheitsdienst.

Personally, I thought Berlin was at its best when the wall was up. You knew where you were........!

Don't forget a trip to the Stasi HQ at Hohenschoenhausen....
 
#20
I don't think there will be much to be celebrated by the Ossies, they lost out in the deal, unemployment and depopulation is major issue in the east.

I would like to visit Eisenhüttenstadt from what I understand this town is least unchanged by the collapse of the DDR, one Ossie told it used to be called Stalinstadt before it was changed to its present name after the passing of Stalin.

Eisenhüttenstadt webpage tours of former landmarks of the DDR.

me due a visit deffo and maybe drink some Vitacola :) Tours of Old East Germany

Have you watched Lives of Others, Goodbye Lenin !, StalinAllee ? there are more Ostalgie films out.
 

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