Berlin

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Last week I travelled to Germany for a business trip and spent the weekend with friends in Berlin. It was great to be back even though it was strange to be in Germany as a visitor.

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I was reminded what a great city Berlin is and noticed the differences compared to living in the Detroit area. Berlin was packed with cyclists and using a functioning public transport system was nice, too.

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We visited the Computerspielemuseum where you can try out tons of old computer games on different platforms.

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Then we walked along Karl-Marx-Allee which features interesting old soviet architecture.

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On our last day we visited the RAW compound which is an abbreviation for the catchy name Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk. A place where - back in soviet times - train maintenance was performed. Now the buildings are ruins and form a large alternative area with a skate park, bouldering walls, cafés, and clubs.

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We visited for the craft beer festival and tried German craft beer. Some American breweries were also present.

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Of course, a lot of Döner was eaten:

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We saw “Der Gerät” in action which is a fully automated Dönerspieß shaving device that will harvest the Döner just at the right time.

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Oh, and proper vehicles were driven on proper roads <3.

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