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Brauhaus in Spandau–The return

30/06/2011 Leave a comment

It was drizzling

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Tomato soup and dark bread   Rather scary for a plain fair boy like me but rather good
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After the wort has been filtered off   And then back to the farm for cattle feed


And they do good food


Just across the road from Alstadt Spandau
Just across the road from Alstadt Spandau

In Search of Soviet War Memorials

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The first dry but closed (renovations)

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Wilhelmsruh S-Bahn   The outside gate
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The sign   The work
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Treptower Park S-Bahn   The park
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The view from the road   It began to drizze
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Not sure what the statue is   Statue of Soviet Soldier
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The entrance to the memorial   Looking down from the entrance
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Looking back towards the entrance   Looking forward towards the memorial
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One of the craved stone slabs around the perimeter   The memorial statue
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Inside the Statue base   And looking back towards the entrance
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Renovations on the statue   And leaving the memorial


The second wet but open


Aerial view
Aerial view

It says it on my Passport

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The old blue one, that is

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From the East   And the warning that you are entering the American sector, semi authentic
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This wasn’t there when I crossed through in 85/86   And the push back.
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Authentic   Not authentic


Checkpoint Charlie Stamp

Bernauer Strasse and Nordbahnhof

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The border, die Mauer and the Park

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Nordbahnhof (inside)   Nordbahbhof (outside)
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A real section of the wall   A memorial to those who died trying to cross the wall
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Old Mauer sections   A death zone light
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The death zone observation tower   From the tower and the Church memorial in the distance
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The only section of death zone left   A wider view of the death zone
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Mauer Park   Mauer Park, not the real wall


And work progresses

Humboldthain Flak Tower

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Apparently the French didn’t finish the job

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The start, heading towards but not to Spandau   The palce of Tears at Friedrichstrasse Station
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S1 to Gesundbrunnen and then cross the road   Only half of it is left, the hill around it is the rubble from the other half
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At the top   Looking down from the top
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Views from the bottom   Another view from the bottom
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The Berlin Underground Society Booking Office   Where their tours start but no photos due to copyright reasons


The British did and the one in the Zoo is gone

Day Two Other Stuff

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Just stuff that caught my eye

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Early morning Berlin   A toilet centre?
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Not a chippy in the conventional sense   Rathaus – Spandau
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Brauhaus Mitte   Their Pils, also with a slightly yeasty taste
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Brauhaus Lemke   The Dunkel, a solid drink


And of course more beer

Bauhaus in Spandau is a must

28/06/2011 Leave a comment

If you want a quality brew

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The master brewer at work – Christian   More hops
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Boiling   The remains of filtering


And they can’t make it fast enough

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