Berlin Day 5 – 3 May 2012

First day with a few showers, not cold at all, about 23 centigrade

Here are a few shots of our apartment, The Minloft. Excellent modern accommodation, well placed for all of Berlin’s many attractions. The Miniloft guide is brilliant and Eleanor is very helpful. The resident cat is good natured and friendly, although we only met him once. See him walking on the fence outside the office 5 floors up, without a net!



S Train (direction Potsdam) to the House of Wannsee Conference from Haupbahnhof. Then bus #114. Chatted on the bus with Gert, a guide at the House, who invited us to join an English group he was leading.

The villa is in the countryside overlooking the water, an idyllic setting. Such an evil conference, the contrast is so stark!



The Memorial at the Grunewald S Bahn station



Some colourful flower arrangements at the station



The synagogue on Pestalozzistrasse in Charlottenburg is hidden away in a secured courtyard, but we sneaked into the courtyard. This is where the renowned cantor Estrongo Nachama sang.



Lecho Dodi


Scenes on the train in the Kurfurstendamm / Zoo area



The synagogue on Joachimshaler Strasse. Managed to get into this one as well!

At the Literaturhandung bookshop next door, I had a lovely chat with Mona, who is also a guide at the Jewish Museum.  Annette was also very helpful. The Berlin Transit book with info on Chaim Kahan, born in Orla.



The Jewish Community Centre on Fasanenstrasse.



My brand new purchase from TK Maxx came in handy (I left my jacket at the Qantas Club in Perth). 



The buildings on the Kurfurstendamm are amazing. Worth the walk!



Kaufhaus Des Westens aka KaDeWe is up there with Harrods and Macy’s. The Food Court on the 6th floor is a must!



See the U Bahn station opposite



The Rykerstrasse Synagogue in the dark and the rain! Our last stop.



Berlin was great. Now off to Prague by train..


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