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TO BERLIN Kira , Mike, Likda and Christine. A retired history teacher, whose father had served with the Canadian armed forces during WWII and was stationed in Berlin. He is very interested in the past and present Germany. Travel to Berlin. Flight: Icelandair

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to berlin kira mike likda and christine

TO BERLINKira, Mike, Likda and Christine

A retired history teacher, whose father had served with the Canadian armed forces during WWII and was stationed in Berlin. He is very interested in the past and present Germany.

travel to berlin
Travel to Berlin

Flight: Icelandair

Leaves Halifax at 10:00pm Monday, August 8

  • Arrives in Keflavik, Iceland at 5:15am Tuesday, August 9
  • Leaves Keflavik at 7:25am Tuesday, August 9

Arrives in Frankfurt at 12:50pm on Tuesday, August 9

Train: Rail Europe

Leaves Frankfurt at 2:13pm

Arrives in Berlin at 6:21pm

accommodations
Accommodations
  • Apartment Schulz
    • 17 Cantianstraße
  • Arcotel John F Hotel
    • 11 WerderscherMarkt
  • Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin
    • 15 Lützowufer
  • Hotel Palace Berlin
    • 45 BudapesterStraße
apartment schulz
Apartment Schulz
  • €45/night
    • Single room with shared bathroom
  • Check in: 14:00 – 20:00
  • Check out: Until 10:00
  • Located in Prenzlauer Berg
    • The former workers’ district of East Berlin, this area has a very trendy art scene and exciting night life. This district is still undergoing transformation as a result of the reunification of Berlin. There are now many clubs and restaurants nearby .
arcotel john f hotel
Arcotel John F Hotel
  • €83/night
    • Comfort room
  • Check in: 15:00-0:00
  • Check out: 1:00-12:00
  • Located in the Mitte District
    • Many of Berlin’s attractions are concentrated in this district. It is packed with museums and galleries as well as cathedrals and shops. There are also many more infamous attractions here, such as the Brandenburg gates and Checkpoint Charlie.
grand hotel esplanade berlin
Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin
  • €94/night
    • Riverside view room
  • Check in: After 15:00
  • Check out: Until 12:00
  • Located in Tiergarten District
    • This is the government district of Berlin, named after the large Tiergarten park at its center. It is home to the Reichstag, the foreign embassies and the Berlin Zoo. This district also has many cultural attractions, including the philharmonic concert hall and the Victory Column.
hotel palace berlin
Hotel Palace Berlin
  • €115/night
    • Standard room
    • Breakfast buffet included
  • Check in: After 15:00
  • Check out: Until 12:00
  • Located in Charlottenburg
    • Charlottenburg is a district in western Berlin and formerly the richest town in Prussia, only having been incorporated into the city of Berlin in 1920. It is very urban but also elegant with many small galleries and boutiques.
day 1
Day 1
  • 18:20 Arrive in Berlin
    • Check in to hotel
    • Buy U-Bahn pass (2 days)
  • 19:00 Dinner Reservations
    • Lutter & Wegner
      • 56 Charlottenstraße
    • Storch
      • 54 Wartburgstraße
    • Prater Garten
      • 7-9 Kastanienlallee
restaurants
Restaurants
  • Lutter & Wegner
    • €25 - € 40
      • Claiming to have the city’s best Wiener schnitzel, this classy restaurant has an impressive wine list and excellent service
  • Storch
    • €20 - € 30
      • A restaurant specializing in French cuisine. Expect lots of sausage and sauerkraut as well as great wine and a friendly atmosphere.
  • PraterGarten
    • €15 - € 25
      • Berlin’s oldest beer garden has a very interesting history – it survived WWII air raids and the Soviet rule of East Berlin. The menu features regional specialties and unique beers, but bring cash – no debit or credit accepted here.
after dinner
After Dinner
  • 20:30Movie at Brotfabrik
    • €6
    • Prenzlauer Promenade 3
    • Take the U-Bahn to the Jazz Club
  • 22:00A Trane Jazz Club
    • 1 Bleibtreustraße
    • Walk 250m to the next club
  • 23:30Zwiebelfisch
    • 7 Savignyplatz
  • Back to hotel
day 2
Day 2

8:00Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 Brandenburg Gates then Siegessäule

10:00 – 14:00 Cold War Tour

14:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 Berlin Zoo

15:30 – 19:30 Museums

19:30 Dinner Reservations

20:30 Show at the DeutschesTheater

23:00 Casino

Return to Hotel

breakfast
Breakfast
  • Schwarzes Cafe
    • Kantstraße 148
      • Offers many breakfast favourites like eggs, omelettes, croissants and fresh orange juice along with many traditional German Breakfast dishes.
  • Barcomi's
    • Sophienstraße 21
      • Offers a few more exotic choices including coffees from around the world, a Mediterranean breakfast, ruccola salad with goat cheese and a vegetarian option.
  • Schönes Cafe
    • Dieffenbachstr. 54
      • Features more American style breakfasts and also offers organic selections.
brandenburg gates and siegess ule
Brandenburg Gates and Siegessäule
  • The Brandenburg Gates
    • Commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace, the Gates were designed by Karl Gotthard Langhans and haven’t changed since 1791. They was incorporated into the Berlin wall during the years of Communist government and now stand as a symbol of the reunification of Berlin and Germany.
  • Siegessäule
    • Also known as the Victory Column, the Siegessäule was constructed to celebrate the military successes of Prussia over Denmark. It was moved in 1938, by Hitler, from in front of the Reichstag to where it is today, in the center of Tiergarten. It provides an excellent view of Berlin from the top.
cold war tour
Cold War Tour
  • €12
  • Meet in front of McDonalds opposite the Main Zoo Station
    • To remind us of the days we thought might be our last, the Cold War Tour of Berlin is the perfect opportunity to explore the city while learning about espionage and secrecy which took place for over 40 years. Learn about Stasi agents’ control of the GDR, CIA listening posts underneath East Berlin and more.
lunch
Lunch
  • Joe’s Wirtshaus Berlin Restaurant
    • € 7.9- € 10
      • You can expect a wide selection of delicious German dishes, which are prepared daily from fresh produce. Fresh draft beer, fine bottled wines, sparkling cocktails and aromatic coffees from fresh roasted beans.
  • Café Kranzel
    • € 5- € 10
      • While a charming use your coffee freshly prepared, enjoy the fantastic views of the famous elector-dam. Without doubt, the Kranzler is a cult and can be like everyone from the nostalgic flair infect a coffee house.
  • McDonalds
    • € 1- € 7
      • Everyone knows McDonalds! Except in Germany, there’s beer!
museums
Museums
  • 14:30 – 15:30 Berlin Zoo
    • €20 admission
    • Hardenbergplatz 8
  • 15:30 – 17:00DeutschesHistorisches Museum
    • €6 admission
    • Unter den Linden 2
  • 17:00 – 18:00Pergamon Museum
    • € 10 admission
    • Am Kupfergraben 5
  • 18:00 – 19:30 Jewish Historical Museum
    • € 5 admission
    • Lindenstraße 9-14
dinner
Dinner

The retired professor can choose from the left over restaurants listed for lunch or dinner the previous night, as they are all accessible by the U Bahn. Alternatively, he may also dine-in at the hotel which he chooses to stay in after a long day full of excitement and adventure in Berlin.

after dinner1
After Dinner
  • DeutschesTheater
    • €19
    • Schumannstraße13a
      • This theatre has been around since 1850 and celebrates around 30 premieres a season. The current theatre group here offers many shows with English surtitles and frequently tours Europe and North America.
  • Spielbank Berlin
    • €2.5 admission
    • Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1
      • One of the biggest and most modern casinos in Germany, the Speilbank Berlin has three floors and offers classic casino games, poker and gaming machines.
day 3
Day 3
  • 4:00-5:15 Wake up, shower, pack
  • 5:15-5:45 Have breakfast at hotel
    • € 10
  • 5:45 Take a cab to Berlin Train Station
    • € 15
  • 6:32-10:44 Train to Frankfurt
  • 11:00-11:45 Lunch at Frankfurt Airport
    • € 15
  • 11:45-13:15Browse through shops at Frankfurt airport
    • € 100
  • 14:00-20:15Journey back to Canada (Stopover in Iceland)
return trip
Return Trip

Train

Leaves Berlin at 6:32am

Arrives in Frankfurt at 10:44am

Flight

Leaves Frankfurt at 2:00pm on Thursday, August 11

  • Arrives in Keflavik, Iceland at 3:35pm on Thursday, August 11
  • Leaves Keflavik at 6:40pm on Thursday, August 11

Arrives in Halifax at 8:15pm on Thursday, August 11

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Cost
  • Travel
    • Round-trip flight: $1,028.86
    • Round-trip train fare: $598.00
  • Accomidations
    • Hotel: €90- €230 for 2 nights
  • Transportation
    • U-Bahn: €12.20 for 2 full day passes
    • Taxis: €30 (to and from Train Station/Hotel)
  • Food
    • €100
  • Entertainment
    • Outings: € 110
    • Shopping: € 100
  • TOTAL:
    • €1687.97
sources
Sources

http://traveldk.com/berlin/prenzlauer-berg

http://www.booking.com/hotel/de/apartment-schulz.html

http://www.booking.com/hotel/de/hotelpalace.html

http://traveldk.com/berlin/charlottenburg-spandau

http://www.esplanadeberlin.com/

http://traveldk.com/berlin/tiergarten-federal-district

http://www.booking.com/hotel/de/hotelesplanadeberlin.html

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