A seven-minute tour through Berlin, Bavaria, and Alsace, with scenes from France after the 2018 World Cup win–the day after Bastille Day! Enjoy.
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In the old Scheunenviertel of Berlin’s Mitte, surprising survivors of Berlin’s Jewish past–and markers of the future.
Take a Ride on the Berlin-Wrocław Railway
The Kulturzug (“Culture Train”) is the only direct connection from Berlin to the Polish city of Wrocław, formerly the German city of Breslau, and one with a formidable history behind it, as the route was one of the very first long-distance rail connections in Europe, going all the way back to 1842. I was luckyContinue reading “Take a Ride on the Berlin-Wrocław Railway”
Changing Gears: The Ghosts of Berlin
A special edition of our “Changing Gears” posts: a Sunday bike tour of a forgotten corner of Berlin, along the Mauerweg immortalized by Tilda Swinton in the documentary film The Invisible Frame.
Scenes from a Swimming Pool
When I was in Berlin a few weeks ago, I checked out some of the places my parents were in the late 1960s, including Andrews Barracks and the Army swimming pool where my father was a lifeguard. Of course, this being Germany, the place turned out to have a rather interesting history.