Sunday, January 13, 2013

COMING UP: Berlin, Germany


Vis Berlin on Enjoy Food & Travel i et større kart 
In a weeks time I will be in Berlin, Germany. This will be my third time in the German capital, an intriguing and very inexpensiv destinations, particularly for us Scandinavians and only a 1 hour and 35 minute flight away from Oslo.
Interhotel Stadt Berlin in 1976.
This will an ultra short trip, as we leave with Norwegian Air Shuttle on Friday evening arriving Berlin Schönefeld Airport at 8 PM. Returning flight will be quite exactly 48 hour later, and we will arrive at Oslo Airport 10.30 PM Sunday evening.

We will stay in the East, in the heart of the former capital of the DDR - Alexanderplatz. We have booked an exective room at Park Inn Alexanderplatz, Berlins tallest building and once Hotel Forum, the pride of the Communist east.

These rooms are located in the upper three floor of this tall building. Secretly I hope that we will get the dream view, facing the TV-tower nearby. If not, we are guaranteed a superb view of downtown Berlin.

TV-tower with Park Inn in the background
I have stayed at Park Inn Alexanderplatz and loved every minute. It is a great first class hotel, surprisingly inexpensive. We have chosen one of the priciest rooms priced aty € 155 per night. This includes free newspaper in the morning and includes breakfast as well.

One of the down sides, however, is that you will have to pay € 18 per day (!) for internet access. THAT is outrageous, in the cyber age. 

What to do, what to see, where to eat? 48 hours is far too little time, but just enough to be teased a bit. I have a few favourites from my previous travels, but why do the same things twice?

So to find out,  stay tuned for stories from Berlin here on Enjoy Food & Travel!!

(Photo: Park Inn - Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R0513-0027 / CC-BY-SA and TV-tower - nervousenergy)

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