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Berlin Web Quest Itinerary Assignment By: James Bone Kaitlen Broome Angela Harris Jared Macfadgen Marc Muschler
Itinerary Description The following travel itinerary has been designed to accommodate a family of four including 2 children aged 12 and 14. The trip is designed for travel between Calgary and Berlin beginning July 8 and returning July 11, 2010. To provide you with the perfect vacation in Berlin, we have included in this itinerary a number of different options for morning, afternoon, and evening activities! In this itinerary you will find: Flight information Three different hotels/hostels Three different modes of transportation Many options of delicious restaurants to suit everyones unique tastes Day 1 - You pick 1 of 4 Museum Options 1 of 3 Fun Afternoon Activities 1 of 3 Night Time Activities Day 2 - You pick 1 of 3 Shopping Squares 1 of 3 Sightseeing Tours 1 of 3 Night Time Activities Day 3 – Departure for Calgary We hope you have a wonderful stay in Berlin! This package will be sure to provide fun activities to suit families and people of all ages and give experiences to explore and learn about Berlins culture from past to present!
Transportation During your Trip Public Transit – an integrated transport system of U-Bahn (underground), buses, trams, S-Bahn (light rail) and ferries, which you can use to get almost anywhere in the city, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The following website link will provide you with additional information regarding the different types of public transport and maps are included! http://www.visitberlin.de/english/berlin- infos/e_bi_stadtinfos_nahverkehr.phphttp://www.visitberlin.de/english/berlin- infos/e_bi_stadtinfos_nahverkehr.php Taxi - Nearly 7,000 taxis are available to take you conveniently to your destination everywhere in Berlin! The following link will provide you with more information regarding taxi service in Berlin. http://www.berlin-tourist- information.de/english/sightseeing/e_si_stadterkundungen_taxi.phphttp://www.berlin-tourist- information.de/english/sightseeing/e_si_stadterkundungen_taxi.php Walking – If destinations are not too far apart, why not get your feet moving and walk the lively streets and explore the unique Berlin atmosphere!
Where Will You Stay? Choose Between... Citylight Hotel Located in the central district of Berlin–Mitte. Address: Böttgerstraße 23, 13357 Berlin-Mitte This family size room will make your stay very relaxing and cozy. Plus, kids get to sleep in bunk beds! A full breakfast will be available to you each day allowing for an easier and less hectic morning. Total room cost: C$298.00 Berlin´s points of interest are just a few minutes away, which makes it very simple to be part of the Berlin culture.
This hotel's central location allows for close proximity to many important buildings, monuments, and points of interest including the Brandenburger Tor, the Holocaust Memorial, and the Reichstag. Family considerations: All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding, while extra beds are available upon request, but need to be confirmed by the hotel. Rooms available: Guests select either an "en suite" style of room or "attic" rooms with shared facilities. Each room has been designed and decorated by a renown artist and the entire room holds the particular artist's concept. Every room is an original and are sure to delight all who stay here! A buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant every morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Room rate: Double Room (shower and bathroom in hallway) at $125 CDN per night. WEBSITE: http://www.luise-berlin.com/en/index.htmhttp://www.luise-berlin.com/en/index.htm Where Will You Stay? Or... The Arte Luise Kunsthotel
Where Will You Stay? Or... Jetpak Eco Lodge Jetpak Eco Lodge is one of Berlins premium hostels. With award-winning staff, comfort and scenery, any family will be sure to have a great stay. One great quality about the Jetpak Eco Lodge is that it is an eco-friendly hostel. The hostel's power comes from 100% renewable sources! The Jetpak Eco Lodge also has a large common room which provides space for free 24 hour high speed internet, nightly big-screen movies, foosball or downtime on one of the many sofas. Cold beverages, free coffee and tea, a $3 breakfast buffet, and free linen are among the many amenities offered. JetPak also provides table tennis, basketball, volleyball and soccer in their huge outdoor recreation area. Jetpak Eco Lodge = a great place to stay! http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Jetpak-Eco-Lodge/Berlin/586
Day 1 – 8:50 AM – 10:00 AM 8:50 AM – Arrive at Berlin Airport Travel to Hotel/Hostel of your Choice! 10:00 AM Check in Hotel/Hostel
Day 1 – 10:30 AM Activity! Choose Between... Museum für Naturkunde with Lunch at Bar-Celona The Museum of Natural History (more commonly called the Naturkundemuseum) holds an incredible collection of more than 25 million zoological, minerological and paleontological specimens, though this museum is very well known for two particularly special exhibits. First, the largest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world is held here, and second, a wonderfully preserved specimen of the Archaeopteryx, the earliest known bird, is also on display. The whole family will be fascinated by the museum's massive size; it is the largest museum of natural history in the country! Adults: 6,00 Children: 3,50 Bar-Celona! The kids will love this tunnel shaped restaurant and the whole family will be sure to enjoy the Spanish and Mediterranean items on the menu (including delicious tapas!). Bar- Celonas bright yellow walls and Spartan-like furnishing make this restaurant a fun place to eat! http://www.museum.hu-berlin.de/index_english.html
Day 1 – 10:30 AM Activity! Or... Altes Museum with Lunch at The Barist! The Altes museum is Berlins oldest museum! The museum houses a wide variety of Greek and Roman artefact collections as well as having the Antikensammlung (Museum of Antiquities). One particular artefact that interests many visitors is the Prussian Royal Familys art collection. The Barist is a restaurant located in the heart of Berlin that provides its customers with a café, restaurant, and cocktail bar. The menus consists of a variety of different food including salads and starters, pasta, meat, fish, and of course yummy desserts! Weather permitting, customers have the option to eat outside.
Day 1 – 10:30 AM Activity! Or... Pergamon Museum with Lunch at Block House This museum is subdivided into the antiquity collection, the Middle East museum, and the museum of Islamic art. The museum is visited by approximately 850,000 people every year, making it one of the most visited art museums in Germany. Block House Steak House offers American cuisine and is furnished like Applebees or Ruby Tuesdays with a very friendly family atmosphere. Affordable prices with great food!
Day 1 – 10:30 AM Activity! Or... The Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts)! The children are sure to love viewing all of the interesting works of craftsmanship from past to present designs at this museum! This museum possesses one of the most important collections of skilled craftsmanship in Germany! The works of art in the museum encompass all styles and periods in art history and includes silks and costumes, tapestries, decorative wainscots and furniture, vessels made of glass, enamel and porcelain, works in silver and gold as well as contemporary crafts and design objects. For a more modern twentieth century feel view the New Collection located on the lower ground floor. Here the family will find examples of industrial products which are more dominant in life today. Just moments away from Potsdamer Platz, the family can stroll over to the Platz to find a number of different style cuisines for a delicious Lunch! http://berlin.unlike.net/locations/210-Museum-of-Decorative-Arts-Kulturforum-Berlin#
Day 1 – 2:30 PM Activity! Choose Between... Berlin Zoo and Supper! If the family loves animals, what better place to go then The Berlin Zoo! This historic museum was founded in 1844 and has 15,000 animals in the park! Many of them are able to roam freely in a recreated habitat that copies their natural habitat. Two animals which are very popular at the zoo are the polar bears and pandas! After a long day at the Zoo, enjoy a quick and delicious meal alongside your favorite animals! Adult: 12,00 Children: 6,00 http://www.zoo-berlin.de/
Day 1 – 2:30 PM Activity! Or... The family will be sure to have a fantastic time at Legoland Berlin! People of all ages can enjoy the amazing 4D Theatre, a factory tour, and if they dare, the Dragon Ride! Families can enjoy a nice relaxing meal at the Legoland Cafe after an afternoon of fun filled activity! The cafe has a selection of hot and cold food for everyone. Located in the Sony Center at the Potsdamer Platz Adult: 15.95 Children: 12,95 http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/ Legoland and Supper!
Day 1 – 2:30 PM Activity! Or... Berlin Wall with Supper at Nordsee The Berlin Wall was created by the GDR (German Democratic Republic) and was constructed in 1961 to separate Eastern and Western Berlin, but became a symbol for the iron curtain separating Western Europe from the Eastern Bloc and the Soviet Union. It stood from 1961 to 1989, when it was torn down after the fall of the Soviet Union. During the time it stood, over 5,000 people escaped across it and almost 200 died in their attempts to do so. Nordsee, Germanys version of McDonalds, specializes in seafood (including fish burgers, sandwiches, salads, or smoked seafood) and caters to a busy traveller as it is a fast-food restaurant. There are 16 locations in Berlin alone, so finding a place to eat will be no trouble at all!
Day 1 – 7:00 PM Activity! Choose Between... Blue Man Group Concert Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts, which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Ticket Price between 40,00 – 60,00 http://www.blueman.com/
Day 1 – 7:00 PM Activity! Or... Berliner Philharmonie! The Berliner Philharmonie, home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, is a concert hall known worldwide for its acoustics and architecture. The pentagon-shaped stage of the main concert hall is quite the site for tourists and the sounds of this hall are truly like no other. Price: Approximately 70.00 http://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/
Day 1 – 7:00 PM Activity! Or... Reichstag! Designed by German architect Paul Wallot, the Reichstag was constructed to serve as a house for the first parliament of the German Empire known as the Reichstag, hence the naming of the building. The creation of this building lasted ten years, from 1884 to 1894, though it wasnt until 1916, during the First World War, that the inscription Dem Deutschen Volke (meaning, To the German People) was added. Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, had previously disapproved of the addition. At present, the Reichstag serves as the seat of the German Bundestag, the modern German parliament.
Day 1 - 10:00 PM Travel back to Hotel/Hostel for the night! Breakfast at Hotel/Hostel Day 2 – 8:30 AM
Day 2- 9:30 AM Activity Choose Between... Explore Postdamer Platz! www.potsdamerplatz.de/en.html
Day 2- 9:30 AM Activity Or... Explore Hackesche Höfe The Hackesche Höfe is an attraction in Berlin not only for tourists, but the locals as well. Eight courtyards are linked together to create an environment of restaurants, boutiques, cinemas, galleries, offices, apartments, and more. The courtyards were built in 1900s. This style of architecture was very popular at the time and the Hackesche Höfe was the largest of its kind in Europe. Hof 1 houses a cinema, bars, restaurants, and the famous Chameleon Theatre, which usually attracts a young crowd who keep things lively until the early hours of the morning. Hof 2 has the Hackesche Höfe Theatre and offices. The rest of the courtyards are taken up by smaller shops. If you are looking for some fun nightlife experiences, the Hackesche Höfe will provide you with this. After exploring the Hackesche Höfe, a variety of restaurants, bars, and cafes are awaiting to enjoy a friendly, relaxing lunch! www.hackesche-hoefe.com
Day 2- 9:30 AM Activity Or... Explore Gesundbrunnen Center! The Gesundbrunnen Center provides an opportunity for an inviting combination of shopping and leisure. The mall has over 100 specialty shops representing the most diverse interests to be sure to suit everyones tastes. Apart from the fantastic shopping, the Gesundbrunnen Center houses many cafes and restaurants! After or during a nice morning of the European shopping style, the family can enjoy a nice relaxing lunch at the Gesundbrunnen Center. www.gesundbrunnen-center.de
Day 2 – 2:30 PM Activity Choose Between... Berlin Bike Tour! http://www.visitberlin.de/english/suchen-buchen/e_sb_veranstaltungen_fahrrad-familien.php
Day 2 – 2:30 PM Activity Or... Berlin Bus Tour - Hop On – Hop Off! The Berlin hop on hop off bus tour is yet another exciting, fun, and affordable way to see everything that Berlin has to offer. These bus tours stop at most major hotels in Berlin and will take their patrons on a bus ride through the city that they wont soon forget. There are over 15 stops throughout Berlin and buses arrive and depart almost every 15 minutes. This is an excellent way to get a feel for the city and enjoy it at your own whim. The stops are all located in very interesting and exciting places, each one offering something different. This is a unique and interesting way to see the city, and at only $29.99 USD a ticket it is most certainly worth it. Adult: 15.00 Child (6-12 years): 5.00 Student (requires valid Student ID): 12.00 Start Point: Brandenburg Gate http://www.city-sightseeing.com/index.phtml?command=search&clear-search=true&destinations=Berlin
Day 2 – 2:30 PM Activity Or... Berlin Boat Tour! One of the best ways to see Berlin is by travelling on one of the many boat tours which run in Berlin throughout the year. One such boat tour is the Stern und Kreisschiffahrt. This touring line has numerous tours departing from multiple locations at numerous times throughout the day. The tours highlight the best parts of Berlin, allowing visitors to see locations like the Reichstag, Bellevue Palace and the Berlin Cathedral from a unique and enjoyable perspective. This is one family friendly activity which any tourist can enjoy. See Berlin like never before on the Stern und Kreisschiffahrt boat tours! Tickets Range in Price from 6,50 – 9,50 http://www.sternundkreis.de/English/english.html
Day 2 – 5:00 PM Supper and Activity Choose Between... Grips Theatre Berlin Concert after Supper at ProbierMahl! The ProbierMahl is a modern style restaurant with a patio available. Overall the restaurant has a modern vibe with a friendly employee staff. Meal prices range from four to eight euros and the restaurant is a seven minute walk from the Grips Theatre. The Grips theatre is know for being directed towards a youth and children audience. Overall the performances are well and the cast is professional. Prices range from 9,00 – 18,00. http://www.grips-theater.de/
Day 2 – 5:00 PM Supper and Activity Or... Concert at Theatre zum Westlichen Stadthirschen after Supper at Oren Only 0.4 miles from the Theatre zum Westlichen Stadthirschen, the "Oren" (located at Oranienburger Straße 28, 13437 Berlin, Germany) is a popular Jewish restaurant located next door to the Neue Synagoge. Oren offers a wide variety of Middle Eastern specialties and Moroccan dishes which are sure to delight the whole family. After dinner, visit the Neue Synagoge to see an important cultural and architectural part of the Jewish community in Berlin. Theatre zum Westlichen Stadthirschen was founded in 1982 by graduates of the College of Arts Berlin and is state funded. It has the reputation of being one of the best contemporary theaters in Berlin and is sure to provide the family with an unforgettable experience!
Day 2 – 5:00 PM Supper and Activity Or... Explore the Holocaust Memorial after Supper at Lutter and Wegner Lutter and Wegner is only 0.6 miles from the Holocaust Memorial and is a popular gathering spot in Berlin offering both German and Austrian cuisine. This option is a bit more expensive, with dinner platter prices ranging from 22-28 euros, though the food is sure to please. Lutter and Wegner produces sekt, a type of sparkling wine, which would surely add a nice touch to our family's final night in Berlin. (For the parents, anyway!) The Holocaust Memorial is a great place to take the family in order to appreciate a little bit of the history of Berlin. The Memorial, designed by Peter Eisenman and erected in May 2006, is a dedication to all of the Jews who were murdered before and during World War II when Hitler was in power. This monument is an awe-inspiring and sombre reminder of the atrocities that were committed in Germany during a very dark part of history. The monument occupies 205,000 square feet of land, which is full of 2,711 blank, non-descript stone slabs that are each individually unique in size and shape and is open all the time, year round. The architect hoped that the monument would give visitors a disorientating feeling, one which they would remember for the rest of their lives. In the center of this field of slabs is an underground information center where visitors will find information on families and individuals whose lives were destroyed by the Nazi party. It is a sight that no visitor to Berlin should miss!
Day 3 8:30 AM – Breakfast at Hotel/Hostel 10:00 AM – Check out of Hotel/Hostel 10:30 AM – Arrive at Berlin Airport 12:05 PM – Begin travel to Calgary
Addresses of Destinations Citylight – Hotel - Böttgerstraße 23 The Arte Luise Kunsthotel - Luisenstraße 19, Mitte Museum für Naturkunde - Humboldt University Berlin, Invalidenstraße 43 Bar-Celona Restaurant - Hannoversche Straße 2 Altes Museum - Bodestraße 4 Barist Restaurant - Am Zwirngraben 13 Pergamon Museum - Bodestraße 3 Block House Steak Restaurant - Wilhelmstraße 59 Kunstgewerbemuseum - Tiergartenstraße 6 Berlin Zoo - Hardenbergplatz 8 Legoland Berlin - Potsdamer Straße 4 Nordsee Restaurant – Spandauer Straße 4 Blueman Group Theatre - Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 4 Berliner Philharmonie - Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1 Reichstag - Platz der Republik 1 Brandenburg Gate - Pariser Platz Grips Theatre - Altonaer Straße 22 Theatre zum Westlichen Stadthirschen - Kreuzbergstraße 37 Holocaust Memorial - Cora-Berliner-Straße