Saturday, 20 September 2014

Day 13 - Halle - Berlin

It was raining this morning, which made our wander around our first stop, Wittenberg, a little damp.  Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Schlosskirche here, and we also saw the church were he preached, the house his parents lived in, and the monastery he was given which became his family home.
Luther home
Wittenberg is a very pretty town and we enjoyed spending time there, though all the buildings significant to Luther are behind scaffolding and under renovation in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the reformation in 2017.

Wittenberg, with spire of St Mary's church (where Luther preached)
in the background
It was a 90 minute drive on to Berlin, and it had fined up by then.  After we had checked into the hotel - very nice by the way, though I keep walking into the large mirror as I think its another room - we did a city tour by bus and saw the Bundestag and government buildings, the Brandenburg gate, and Tiergarten.  We drove down part of Unter den Linden, and saw some of the old wall. We have liked what we have seen so far, particularly all the canals.
Government buildings
Brandenburg Gate
We went for a walk before dinner and were amused at all the horn blowing - one guy was out of his car and blowing his horn, and he was only 10 cars from the intersection!!


  1. I am enjoying reading your blog! I just loved Berlin.

  2. Berlin is such a great city. We enjoyed seeing it too and could easily return.