I will be at Dusseldorf airport tomorrow evening to pick up my parents, we can drink a beer if you can be there as well. My parents arrive at 18:45h but I could be there at around 16:30h, we would have 2 hours and 15 minutes time which is enough for a bit spotting, chatting and drinking a beer.
Well I was counting on going to amsterdam tomorrow afternoon.
But I should visit berlin too, no?
Ultimately at the end of my trip I should join my brother in the south-east of france... I think that will be in around 1 week.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13957 posts, RR: 49
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2056 times:
Quoting Rolfen (Thread starter): I wish I could stay for much much longer, but everything is expensive round here (exept beer).
Too bad, because otherwise I would have recommended you to go to Hamburg, do some sightseeing by foot (Hamburg is a great place to walk around), go shopping at the Mönckebergstraße, then hit the Kiez (more specifically the famous street named "Reeperbahn" or as we call it "Die Geile Meile") and get absolutely wasted.
Absolutely. There's also lots to see in Berlin. You could even visit the Reichstag and watch their sessions from the glass dome, walk through the Brandenburg Gate, hit the Kudamm (the famous Kurfürstendamm) and even get some parts from the old Berlin Wall at the souvenir shops (if they still sell it). I believe there are also parts of the wall preserved, along with some of the surveillance towers, as sort of historical monuments, which are worth seeing.
I've been to Berlin three times, but never got around to seeing everything, because we were there just a day each time. I believe the first time was in 1990, when the GDR still existed, but AFAIK, we didn't take the old Transit Route from Hamburg over the A24 that time, since the borders were fully open back then, while the last time, things definitely changed a lot.
Texasaggie From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
When I was in Köln, we drove over to Aachen on the border and went to a place called Dreiländereck, where Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany intersect. It was kind of cool.
There are lots of cool places to visit in Berlin as well. I'm sure some sort of guide book would come in handy for finding all the places that are worth seeing. Berlin was kind of mysterious in that when I first got there, I thought Berlin was ugly and hated it, but then after the week went by, I started liking it more and more. It's really a unique and cool city.
Rolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2): I will be at Dusseldorf airport tomorrow evening to pick up my parents, we can drink a beer if you can be there as well. My parents arrive at 18:45h but I could be there at around 16:30h, we would have 2 hours and 15 minutes time which is enough for a bit spotting, chatting and drinking a beer.
I was visiting the cathedral that afternoon, then I lost my wallet... and spend 2 hours looking for it, and finally found it at the restaurant where I sat for lunch... they had kept it for me with everything inside... including about 300 euros and a credit card... which in the meantime I had blocked.
I then tried to use the credit card, thinking it was not blocked yet... and the machine swallowed it.
Yeah I did lots of stupid things that day.