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Museum Island Part 2: Julius Caesar, Rauchbier, and Nefertiti

We wake to a sleepy Berlin after Christmas. Everything remains closed. Dead soldiers strewn the streets:
We’re proud of you Berlin.

So we head back to Museum Island. Yesterday’s festivities included altars and gates from Pergamon, Miletus, and Babalon (see post). Today, sculpture and Egypt:

First we get distracted by gladiator armor, Trojan replicas, and, well, *ahem* a Babylonian hat that is clearly not over-compensating for anything: Continue reading

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Museum Island Part 1: Berlin, Germany

After a Nazi/Commie inspired tour of Berlin on Christmas Eve (see post), we decide to get even more festive: why not spend Christmas day at a museum? But not just any museum. Museum Island. The first college class my wife … Continue reading

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A Nazi Commie Christmas Eve in Berlin with Organic Lammsbrau Beers

Last Monday’s post of our EU AUSTERITY DRINKING TOUR saw us tour Potsdam and try a Dunkel beer from there (read: here).

We return to Berlin for Christmas Eve. What better way to spend the eve of Christ’s birth than visiting Nazi and DDR historical sites?

We grab groceries early since Berlin closes for days. Then, disregarding the fact that my wife’s annual winter illness encroaches, we hit the pavement. We enjoy a packed lunch of smoked cheese sandwiches at Brandenburg Gate: Continue reading

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Hello Berlin: Communists, Trollinger Red Wine, and Sparkling Riesling in Germany: Day 155

Finally! Wayward Wine’s mad dash across Europe’s wineries, distilleries, and breweries has landed in Berlin for Christmas (even though I write this in May). Our sanity, our marriage, and our livers have been tested. 11 countries have flashed by in 155 days. Continue reading

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