Berlin! Berlin!11 Jul 2005
We spent the weekend (precisely 27 hours, to be exact) in Berlin, finally using that luxury hotel gift certificate that I had received for my birthday. We did a lot of touristy things, but not at real fast pace as we had a 5-year-old in tow. The highlight on Saturday was coffee with Jörg, Gabi and Zebu, followed by a walk through Neukölln, where in the modern city there are still many signs of the old Bohemian village (as well as a couple of nice playgrounds for Christopher). On Sunday morning we queued up to visit the Dome atop the Reichstag building. We had imagined a closed dome that was part of the session hall, but it fact it's a separate open-air structure, and we spent over an hour there enjoying the breeze and the view. We then took a cruise in the sunshine on the Spree river and headed home.