Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.3 million people, Berlin is Germany’s largest city and is the second most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in North Eastern Germany on the River Spree, it is the centre of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has about 4 and a half million residents from over 180 nations. Due to its location, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. About one third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.
Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science, hosting 147 foreign embassies.
Berlin is home to renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, and is host to many sporting events. The city is well known for an extremely high quality of living.
Today started with a 45 minute walk – Farewell to Erfurt. It is Sunday and I walked on deserted streets thinking that I may see people off to church but my only company was people walking dogs and the street sweeper. It was actually fairly early as we left the apartment at 09.45 to go to the train station, via tram, to catch the train to Berlin.
Our arrival time in Berlin was a little before 14:00. We went to Tourist Information for some brochures – always high on the Agenda but not always so easy to find – and then took a taxi to
our accommodation (first taxi).
How small the world has become!
Over Dinner, MM and I have listened to the message Ray brought to the congregation at Coromandel Valley, South Australia today, and have been blessed. It was totally irrelevant that we are sitting in the centre of Berlin and all that is important is that we are children of the Father and part of His family.