We arrived in Berlin after two days of driving in very heavy rain, it was still raining in Berlin and finding a Motorhome Park near the city was very difficult. We finally did find one, the closest to the city sights, it was 20 klm away. The Camper park was in an old factory grounds in Kopenick in the western side of the city, unusual spot for a van park but we booked in for two nights, rigged up our Camper, jumped on our bikes ( hoping the rain had stopped ) and pedalled the 20 klms into the city of Berlin. The ride in was great, although so much roadworks we had to go off the cycle paths many times and ride with the traffic. We finally arrived and looked around, stumbling onto the Berlin Wall as we rounded a corner near the river ……. We stopped, photographed, videoed the wall as it is probably a one time visit. Berlin we found at the time of our visit, very congested as there is so much construction happening, the entire centre if the Main Street leading from the city centre to Brandenburg Gates is completely ripped up across most of the road, Some major happenings here, We met some Berliner’s at a later date and they said you must come and see Berlin when all this work is finished as it really is an amazing city … We will see …..
OUR PHOTOS OF BERLIN HERE >>>>>>>>>>>>>..
FIRST ONE IS RITA’S VIDEO FROM THE BACK OF THE WALL WHILST RIDING HER BIKE ALONG THE PATHWAY >>>>>>
Above are various photos from around Berlin, the pink and blue are for a reason, that being some of them follow the course of the old Berlin Wall, others are because the ground water in Berlin is only 2 mtrs below the ground so the pipes carry this water all around the city as they cannot dig in some areas. Note the amazing brickwork patterns on the wall on and near the bridge, also the ever extensive reconstruction of roads everywhere ……..
And that folks is our view of Berlin, looks like a great city but at the moment with so much construction, not on our favourites list …….. As yet ……. Now back to Hamburg for the final leg in this tour >>>>>>>>>