Posted on Feb 5, 2013 in Berlin | 0 comments

Considering that V. did not arrive with a sightseeing agenda, but wanted to just drift and see what caught his fancy, we did a lot.

We had breakfast at home, then visited the Reichstag, the DZ building by Frank Gehry, Hotel Adlon, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Potsdamer Platz, Sony Centre, had lunch at a Vietnamese place in Potsdamer Platz Arcaden, later coffee and cake at the famous old Cafe Kranzler. V. attempted shopping in an Italian store on Ku’damm but ran into an Italian, non-German speaking salesman. V. had his other famous currywurst at Konnopke. In the evening we watched the Hannah Ahrendt movie by Margarete von Trotta at the Kulturbrauerei Kino. And I worked a little bit.

Elevator at the Berlin Reichstag

Elevator at the Berlin Reichstag.


My button says “Das war schon kaputt”, meaning “It was already broken.”


The famous KaDeWe (“Kaufhaus des Westens” / Department Store of the West).

Cafe Kranzler

V. and I had coffee and cake at Cafe Kranzler, one of the old famous Cafes of Berlin.

Hannah Arendt movie poster

Hannah Arendt movie poster.