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Walking Around Berlin

Sergey Dolya • 5 minutes read • March 29th, 2016

I arrived in 


in the morning, a day before the opening of the exhibition, and ran around some familiar 

sights in Berlin

: the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, the Ku'damm; rode the elevator inside a huge aquarium, located in the foyer of the Radisson Hotel, and for the first time got up to the observation deck of the Berlin TV Tower. In the evening I visited a vaudeville show at the Friedrichstadt Palast ...

The weather was good in Moscow and the aircraft quickly cut into the clouds: 

During landing in 


, however, we experienced a cloudy sky. The plane plunged into gray wool and habitually began to tremble like a young virgin before the first kiss:

After touching the ground, it bristled with all the mechanization of the wing trying to slow down:

I lived on the Ku'damm street - one of the main streets of Berlin near the giant department store called KaDeWe, where I went to eat:

I started the tour with a trip to Reichstag. Few people know that there is a good restaurant on the upper floor. It's better to make a reservation in advance:

There is a large green field where young people love to lie down in front of Reichstag.

Nearby, in just 984 feet (300 meters), you can find the Brandenburg Gate :

The line of cobblestone is paved just along the roadway between the Gate and Reichstag. Previously, there was the Berlin Wall, and Reichstag was in West Berlin and the Brandenburg Gate - in the German Democratic Republic:

You can clearly see the Berlin TV Tower from here:

Last time my son was afraid to go up, this time I decided to do it:

Downstairs they checked my bag and let me go to the elevator:

Observation floor is located at a height of 665 feet (203 meters). While waiting for the elevator, you can track where it is:

Tower windows are dirty, and you are not allowed to get close to them:

It is interesting to notice the difference between the architecture of East and West Berlin from the top. Faceless eastern apartment houses:

Western red roofs:

There is a restaurant one store up. As usual in Europe, you can find the menu at the entrance:

At the foot of the TV tower, dancing fountains create a festive mood with myriad of splashes:

Local dogs are enjoying the water:

In the foyer of the Radisson Hotel, you can find a huge aquarium and take a ride on the elevator inside it. Beforehand all visitors are taken through the dark labyrinth of small aquariums with sad fish:

I liked the mirror labyrinth in the end. Mirrors are placed in such a way that you can't see your reflection and don't understand if this is the passage or the mirror. Screaming children were rushing out, occasionally bumping against the mirror:

Aquarium itself occupies the biggest part of the space in the hotel's lobby:

Inside you can ride on the double-decker elevator:

Next time I wish to stay in this hotel in a room with a view of this aquarium:

In the evening I visited the vaudeville show at the Friedrichstadt Palast, which is famous for the Europe's widest stage:

I really liked the performance, although, we weren't allowed to take pictures. The fantastic stage can be easily transformed from a deep pool into the ice rink. The most memorable were aerial acrobats and the juggler. I didn't understand the scene with two homosexual boys, performing a dance battle which ended with hot embrace and a passionate kiss:
Author: Sergeydolya
Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com

Translated by: Gian Luka

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