Since we took an overnight train, our trip actually started on the evening of the 14th. We then arrived early Friday morning in Berlin, where we were picked up by a fancy car. Before we knew it, we were at the Holiday Inn on Alexanderplatz.
Around midday, we were welcomed by a group of GAZPROM employees, who treated us to lunch at a restaurant called Zur letzten Instanz. After enjoying some fine Berlin cuisine, we dove headfirst into the city. Our first destination was the TV tower, which certainly gave us the chance to see plenty of Berlin. We were free to spend the rest of the day however we wanted, so we took the subway to KaDeWe and Kurfürstendamm and saw all sorts of things.
After tucking into a lovely breakfast at the hotel Saturday morning, we found a taxi and guide waiting to whisk us away. Thomas Frey showed us a great deal of Berlin, and all of the background he gave us proved how much he knows about the city. We made it to all of the sights and heard great stories everywhere we went. One place we didn’t want to miss was Kudamm 195, which turned out to be a real treat.
That evening, we got ourselves ready for the next highlight. For our trip to Berlin, they had reserved places for us in the GAZPROM lounge at the O2 World arena, along with another limousine to take us there. It took us completely by surprise!
When we arrived, we received the warmest of welcomes before sitting down to a delicious dinner and taking in a show by Martin Rütter. Unfortunately, the weekend seemed like it was over before it began.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who took care of us, organized everything, and otherwise made our trip possible. We were really happy with how it all turned out. We definitely recommend the hotel, the limousine service was first-class, and the drivers couldn’t have been nicer. All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you.
Petra and Joachim Bäuerle
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