Family Weekend in and around Berlin

We started October with a long weekend here in Germany, one that also happens to be my dear mum’s birthday weekend, so the family (all coming from the 6-hour-drive-away, North-Rhine Westphalia) decided to spend it here in our dear city.

TV-Tower

We, too, as fairly new Berliners, have used this chance to see the places we should have already seen by then. One no-brainer is of course our city’s TV-Tower (Fernsehturm) in Alexanderplatz. It’s hard to miss this famous landmark and even the rest of the family has been to Alexanderplatz many times before but none of us had ever actually made it up the tower. Unfortunately, we have just about picked out the worst weather to go up because it was really foggy and we barely saw anything other than the cloud we were stuck in. I’m not even going to bother with pictures. 🙂

Entrance to TV Tower: 14€ per person

Park Sanssouci – Potsdam

The next day, the sky has cleared up nicely so we went to Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. This one’s a real treat and there’s no entrance fee for the park itself, and it’s HUGE. There are individual fees for each site if you wish to enter them but we just walked around and looked at them from outside.

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We really were in luck with the weather

Himmelspagode – Hohen Neuendorf, Brandenburg

And for more of mum’s birthday celebration, we had a nice feast in Himmelspagode, this enormous Chinese restaurant built in a very unlikely location, in Hohen Neuendorf, Brandenburg.

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