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The first stop of self driving parent child tour in Germany: Modern Art Center Berlin

Days: 4 days

Time: July

Per capita: 4000 yuan

With whom: parents and children

How to play: free travel, delicious food

The author went to these places


Potsdamer Platz

Berlin Philarmonic

checkpoint charlie

Jewish museum

Museum Island

Houses of Parliament

Unter den Linden

Berliner Dom

Published at 09:15, August 20, 2014

Beijing is in the hot dog days. Six of our family came to Berlin. The weather of 256 degrees is really comfortable. For this city, which has become the focus of the world for many times in history, Berlin is more willing to focus on the present and the future. Culture, art, sausage and beer mobilize everyone's taste buds, and some special children's activities are timely interspersed. The journey is always full of joy.

Part one self driving route arrangement

1.Self driving route: Berlin Dresden Weimar Rothenberg Heidelberg Cologne

2.Book a car: book a spacious eight seater Volkswagen multivan with a large trunk on rentalcars website (two children can sleep on the road, and six large suitcases are nothing to mention). The rent for seven days is RMB 4800.

3.Pick up: you can pick up your car at Berlin Airport or in the city's stores. According to the address of Berlin Hotel, we have determined a store close to the hotel on the car rental website.

4.On the road: many friends buy local mobile phone cards and navigate through the network map; We are still used to using the traditional navigation mode. We have purchased a navigator with maps of Europe and North America on Amazon. The maps can be updated in real time on the official website. Parking lots / gas stations are also marked, which is really accurate( I bought the European navigation map in Beijing before, but it can't be updated, so many road directions are not very clear!)

5.Warm tips: when inputting the destination on the navigator, no matter one or two points in its spelling are temporarily ignored, it will always associate with the destination you want.

Part two Hey! Pay attention to bears and traffic lights

Berlin is really worthy of the bear city. No matter where you go, you have to be attracted by these charming bears.

In Berlin, the 53 year old traffic light villain is as important as the bear. The little green man waving his arms and walking fast and the red and green man with outstretched arms and natural posture are directing the pedestrian traffic in Berlin, which is very eye-catching. Now, the traffic light villain has become a cultural symbol of Berlin, and the related derivatives have become Berlin's tourist souvenirs. We enjoyed it for a long time in the traffic light villain shop on putishu street. There are many T-shirts, water cups, refrigerator stickers, storage bags, postcards and so on, all of which are very attractive.

It's a traffic sign on the street. Isn't it equally lovely.

This kind of architecture with expression can be seen often.

I like these bears and traffic lights more and more. It seems that there is a little humor in German rigor.

The third part is a four-day trip to Berlin

Warm tips: Berlin is not a big city. It is not recommended to drive in the city (finding parking space will become a big problem). The public transportation system in Berlin is quite developed and convenient (the arrival time is also marked on the bus stop, which is generally very punctual). Many hotel lobbies can buy two artifacts: traffic pass and Museum Pass. There are many kinds of choices based on the number of people and the number of days. We chose a one-day pass (16.7 Euro) for five people in Berlin and a three-day pass (24 euro per person) for the museum.

Most museums provide portable folding chairs, and walking around Museum relics should be the most expensive activity, so I feel this chair is too humanized.

Day 1: spend most of the day wandering around Charlottenburg palace, and the rest of the day dealing with jet lag

The palaces and gardens of Charlottenburg palace may not be as magnificent as those of the royal palaces in England or France, but they have been attracted by its comfort and magnificence since they entered. Charlottenburg palace is the earliest Summer Palace of Prussian royal family. The whole building is U-shaped, and the rooms are baroque style. Furniture, oil paintings, handicrafts and other collections are a feast for the eyes.

On the ceiling of many rooms in the palace, there are oil paintings by famous painters. Most of the paintings are palace, religious and mythological stories, and the walls are inlaid with all kinds of gilded carvings, all of which are telling about the luxurious decoration of the royal family.

Among the numerous rooms, I like the mirror hall and porcelain house best.

The mirror hall is the center of the palace. The slender green satins alternate in the mirror, which is as beautiful as a dream.

The most precious part of the palace is this porcelain house. In order to show the rights and honor of the royal family, more than 2700 pieces of porcelain from East Asia are collected here, which shows the enthusiastic yearning for China of the hot people in the mid-18th century.

We live at the easternmost end of xuandihou street. At the door of the hotel is the famous William the great Memorial Church. After the brutal war, Berlin has shown a thriving, clean and orderly place. Only this church still retains the traces of the war more than 70 years ago. This lonely building was built in 1895, and its main body was destroyed in World War II. In 1961, a modern octagonal workshop hall was built in the lower part of the church, forming the integration of history and modernity.

The next day: visit Potsdam square and cultural center to experience the modern art of Berlin

1.Potsdam square is where skyscrapers gather

Modern buildings are as tough and straight as his nation. Here are the film and television Museum, Lego discovery center and Daimler contemporary museum.

For the sake of our children, we only chose LEGO discovery center. Small Lego models create this children's paradise. There are 4D movies and many children's games in it. Friends who like Lego can't miss it.

2.The cultural center is 200 meters west of Potsdam square. It is the modern art center in Berlin

Taking this church as the center of the cultural center, there are five first-class Museums: the new National Art Museum, the exhibition hall of famous paintings, the arts and Crafts Museum, the printing and painting Museum, and the Berlin Philharmonic Hall.

This honey colored building is the Berlin Philharmonic Hall.

If you are interested in modern art, every museum will take a few days. No matter which one you choose, I believe you will be interested in learning and exploring some modern concepts and ideas. To measure our interests and physical strength, we chose to visit two famous art galleries, the famous paintings gallery and the new national art gallery.

In the 72 exhibition hall of famous paintings, I marvel at the works of Rembrandt, dursler, Vermeer, and others, but also praise the lighting of this art gallery, using sunlight as much as possible, without strong light and dark in the past. Such soft light is of great help to the appreciation of paintings.

The new National Museum of art is an angular palace with glass curtain and steel structure. It collects the paintings and sculptures of Picasso, Dali and other masters, as well as many German abstract art and installation art.

Day 3: Germany's reflection on World War II

To learn more about Germany's reflection on World War II, the following are good choices: Checkpoint Charlie, Jewish Museum, Berlin Wall, Holocaust Memorial (to balance time and energy, we will go to the Holocaust Memorial on the fourth day).

1.Checkpoint Charlie used to be the main gateway between East and West Berlin

As an important tourist attraction, it costs several euros to take photos with soldiers.

2.Jewish Museum is a museum recording Jewish history and culture

In order to commemorate the bitter history of Jews, the museum building itself is very strange. The interior is full of irregular corners. A long stairway leads to the exhibition hall and continues to the wall. The cracks in the wall are windows, and the sunlight from the outside comes in, which is particularly dazzling. There are several empty exhibition halls, which are said to be dedicated to commemorating the Jews' absence in German history.

In a side hall, there are some works specially made for the museum by several artists. One of them is made of gun shells from World War II. Ten thousand painful faces are scattered on the ground. When visitors step on it, the metal collision makes a harsh sound, like the wailing of those Jewish spirits. It's creepy! Very shocking!

The Wutong tree in the museum garden is very prune. If you have time, lie down under the tree for a few minutes. You will surely find a kind of inner peace.

On the whole, the museum's real accusations against the Nazis are restrained. More space is used to commemorate the origin, tradition, history and culture of the Jewish nation, without deliberately promoting hatred and anger. This is worthy of serious reflection for us who suffered in the war as well.

3.The most famous section of the Berlin Wall is in the East Gallery

Once 155 kilometers long, the Berlin Wall is now more than 1.5 kilometers long. Most of them are in the eastern Gallery, and more than 100 meters are in the Charlie checkpoint Museum. This 1.3 km Berlin Wall, called the East Gallery, is the longest and best preserved section. Now we see the effect of graffiti by international artists in 1990.

Day 4: walking around the legendary art treasure house Museum Island

The first university went to the Capitol building early, then passed by the Brandenburg gate and the Holocaust Memorial Hall, and walked east along the avenue under the bodhi tree to the Museum Island.

1.Capitol building, you must make an appointment in advance

You can take the free elevator to the glass top floor of the Capitol to enjoy the panoramic view of Berlin, but you must remember to make an online appointment two weeks in advance, otherwise the queuing time may be several hours. We made an appointment for the 8:00 p.m. elevator. Originally, we wanted to climb up to enjoy the night view of Spree river. As a result, the children had to give up after a day's walking.

2.The Holocaust Memorial has always reminded mankind that war is really cruel

The square is made up of 2711 concrete pillars, representing the sarcophagus of the dead, which are arranged in a labyrinth.

The underground information center records six million Jews who were slaughtered in World War II. In the exhibition hall, a memorial recording everyone's life is playing the biographies of the dead. It takes more than six years to hear all their lives. As he said: this has happened before and may happen again in the future, which is why we have to tell him. The information center also showed a lot of people's posthumous notes, read two "Mom and Dad, I may die tomorrow, I'm really afraid..." "Dear children, I don't know if I can see you again...", I really feel that my psychology is not strong enough, I dare not continue to read.

3.Brandenburg Gate, beautiful goddess of victory

The goddess of victory commands the two wheeled chariot on the Brandenburg Gate, witnessing the war, the cold war and the unification of Germany and guarding the elegant Paris Square. The most pleasant thing is to find an open-air cafe on the square to see the tourists and the surrounding buildings with full sense of design.

4.Strolling in the street under the bodhi tree

The avenue is 1500 meters long, with Brandenburg Gate in the West and Museum Island in the East. There are neoclassical buildings on both sides, including universities, libraries, banks, museums and shops. There are some magnificent old buildings in modern Berlin. However, because it is not a pure pedestrian street, it is not very smooth when there are many tourists. 5. World Cultural Heritage Museum Island

At the east end of the avenue under the bodhi tree, on the Museum Island on the Spree river, there are five ancient Museums: the old National Museum of art, the pagama Museum, the new museum, the old museum, and the Berlin Museum. They are listed as world cultural heritages by UNESCO together. If time is not enough, What must not be missed are the new museum and the pagama Museum.

The longest line at the gate is the pagama Museum. The pagama altar from Turkey is one of the highlights, and hence the name of the museum. Other collections are architectural entities from ancient Greece, Babylon, Islam and the Middle East. They are numerous and large-scale. Walking among them, they are quite immersive. Not only do you think about how they were transported in those days?

This is the pagama altar. Sitting on the steps of the altar, you can imagine the prosperity of the Turkish Empire.

In the new museum, enjoy the treasures of the town: the bust of the queen of Egypt and the Berlin golden hat.

The small Museum Island is full of classical and splendid buildings. The square has beautiful corridors and lawns, and you can enjoy the panoramic view of Berlin Cathedral.

Part four where is Berlin food

In Germany, sausages and beer are indispensable at noon and at night. This cafe am Neuen see is just a few steps away from our hotel.

The paintings on the wall of the restaurant are very attractive to children.

Sausages, elbows, beer

Under the guidance of the chef, you can make the ingredients for the pizza yourself.

The weekend open-air Bavarian hops will last until midnight.

In addition, find an Einstein cafe and taste the most famous Einstein coffee in Berlin.

Similar restaurants and cafes are easy to find in urban and suburban Berlin. There's no need to worry about them. It won't be disappointing to find one.

Berlin is worthy of being the center of modern art. It is full of museums of all kinds. The new and the old are perfectly integrated here. Four days is really short. The wish list planned in advance is only part of it. I hope I can make it up when I have the chance to return.

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Xiangdong Lai