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"On time for lunch! I hopped on..." Transportation Tip by Pegasus74

Transportation, Berlin: 10 reviews and 10 photos

Favorite thing: <font face=verdana>On time for lunch! I hopped on Bus 100 at the Reichstag stop to bring me to <font color='008FFF'>Zoologischer Garten</font>. Of cuz I did not hunt animals for food there. It's the stop opposite to <font color='008FFF'>Breitscheidplatz</font> and <font color='008FFF'>Europa Center</font> where clusters of eateries can be found. But hay the zoo is indeed not too far away, directly opposite. Check out the scientific clock in Europa Center powered by pressure difference in interconnected tubes causing luminous green liquid to flow and fill up the hours and minutes bulbs to give time. Pretty interesting piece of instrument. The TIC in Europa Center offers hotel reservation service either at the counters with a charge, or you can search for accommodation and reserve online free via any of the four computer terminals.

The ruined <font color='008FFF'>Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche</font> in Breitscheidplatz is a church partially destroyed during WWII. The broken structure looks weird but unique and could have overlooked the <font color='008FFF'>Kurfurstendamm</font> (or Ku'damm as the locals call it). This popular street is lined with plenty of surviving old buildings, cinemas, restaurants, chic shops and offices, and is dedicated to separating you from your Deutsche Marks!

I like to take Bus 100 which routes pass some of Berlin's main attractions. You just gotta hop on, sit back and enjoy Berlin. A little guide showing where it goes and what sights to watch out for can be obtained from the TIC. And that brings me to <font color='008FFF'>Alexanderplatz</font> next, a showcase of Communist architectural 'kitsch' and so was many times up for redevelopment.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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