Following along the river there’s a myriad of small homes which are all freestanding but seem to enjoy the community of which they’re a part of. Handy to have neighbours yet not be overshadowed by each other. Bad Schandau is a frontier station for international traffic between Germany and the Czech Republic and approaching it quite soon.
Dresden Hauptbanhoff is the first major train station in Germany of which you will pass through enroute to Berlin. Although Dresden is a favourite of mine, I’ll continue onto the capital of Germany for some more cultural investigation of which I always enjoy there.
One World Bar in Berlin – excited to see him again as he’s very close to Potsdammer Platz along Stresemannstraße.
The first time I saw the bears all together was in Sydney, March 8, 2006 and the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard opened the exhibition of United Buddy Bears.
United Buddy Bears was an international art exhibition with more than 140 two metre tall fibreglass bears. Under the motto: “We have to get to know each other better, it makes us understand one another better, trust each other more and live together more peacefully”, more than 140 countries acknowledged by the United Nations were represented, promoting “tolerance, international understanding and the great concept of different nations and cultures living in peace and harmony”.
Well I’m leaving Germany and onto Italy. The train service to Schönefeld Airport takes about 40 minutes and stops quite a number of times along the way. Airlines such as Ryanair, Germanwings and a EasyJet all operate out of this airport.
Berlin’s Tegel Airport is located very close to the centre of Berlin, only eight kilometres from the city centre and the TXL bus is easy to use with a direct bus to Alexanderplatz.
Find out which S-Bahn (suburban train), U-Bahn (Underground), or bus station is closest to your accommodation and use the BVG’s website to find your quickest and best connection. Using the search option, enter your point of departure and your destination, followed by the date and time of your journey and you’ll be on your way in no time.
First time ever I booked a Ryanair flight from Berlin to Bologna and the cost:
Fare Euro 15.00 and 20kgs luggage Euro25.00 = Euro 40.00
Seems a great deal, however if you didn’t check in online outside of 2 hours of them opening the check in counter then you’ll be stung. It ended up costing me an additional cool Euro 45.00. You can imagine how mad other passengers were – me included! Be warned …
Next stop Italy!