In Germany – Lake Tegel

Outside the centre of Berlin to the West you’ll find the residential and shopping area of Tegel, as well as one of the city’s two international airports. We did do some shopping our visit today (including nipping into C&A; – still alive and well in Germany!) but the main reason we visited the area was […]

In Germany – Deutsches Technikmuseum


Given that we have over 10 days in Berlin this Christmas, we’ve had the opportunity to take in a lot of the sites, including the Deutsches Technikmuseum. This museum is dedicated to various modes of transportation, including trains, aircraft and boats, as well as other areas of technological innovation such as printing, photography and radio […]

The Tourist – Movie Review


During our visit to Germany we’ve managed to take in a film, The Tourist, starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie – rather an appropriate movie to watch on a foreign holiday I think you’ll agree… Just as an aside, for English-speaking movie goers visiting Berlin I am going to recommend the CineStar multiplex at the […]

In Germany – The Pergamon Museum


Another day, another tourist attraction, this time the Pergamon Museum which is located on Berlin’s so-called ‘Museum Island’ just up the wide boulevard from the Brandenburg Gate and next to the Dom cathedral in the centre of the city. The Pergamon Museum is a massive structure, built between 1910 and 1930, to house the large […]

In Germany – Schloss Charlottenburg


Yesterday we met with friends and family at one of the few Christmas markets which continue to operate in Germany after the big day itself, in front of the Charlottenburg Palace. Charlottenburg is an incredibly grand affair, the largest palace in Berlin and as impressive as any of the royal residences that grace central London. […]

Dress to Kill @ The Agatha Christie Tea Dance

At a loose end tomorrow and want to work off those extra Christmas pounds by taking part in something rather unusual? How about the Agatha Christie Tea Dance? It’s a free event taking place in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall from 11am to 6pm to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the Queen […]