Welcome!

What are you going to be doing on November 7th? How about coming on a virtual journey across Europe with me?

With the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall this year, Berlin's history is coming increasingly into the public eye at the moment.

This site will document my progress as I make the 700 mile journey across France, Belgium and Germany to Berlin by train in November this year. The map at the top of this page will be updated along with this blog along the way, adding pins to the map to show you where I'm posting from, so you should be able to see how far I've got!

When I get to Berlin, regular updates here will give you a virtual look around the city, with photos, descriptions, facts and perhaps even a few multimedia surprises!

Richard

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  • I feel like the uniqueness and sheer technical achievement of Manfred Prasser's Großer Saal in the Palast der Repub… https://t.co/37khZzR7qr 1 month 1 day ago
  • Fantastic picture thread here! https://t.co/GbTNEM14DG 1 month 3 weeks ago
  • Really interesting relic from the past that's resurfaced in the on Alexanderplatz - my best guess is that… https://t.co/xuOUHfnUBU 2 months 1 week ago
  • Children overheard on the tram: "Isst du Schmetterlinge?" "Ja...aber nur zu Weihnachten." I guess new traditions ha… https://t.co/YvKyOu0SlP 4 months 2 days ago
  • After an impressive aerobatics display in the skies over Mitte, this crow stopped by to say Frohe Weihnachten to ev… https://t.co/S6xOPyDTd7 4 months 3 days ago
  • Yes! The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche has a double wall for soundproofing, the two layers of stained glass are l… https://t.co/1bEO2oUGl3 4 months 1 week ago
  • Who can guess where I am right now? 🙂 https://t.co/0Z5hFhN0he 4 months 1 week ago
  • Considering the plane reeked of stale turds, I think I can say that 's service today has literally… https://t.co/2d2bpn0AIK 4 months 1 week ago
  • Taking of gliders, Otto Lilienthal's Fliegerberg is an interesting piece of Berlin aviation history that you can st… https://t.co/MXMjfXsK5l 4 months 1 week ago
  • Should I take advantage of being unburdened and take all the copies of the hate rags that give out… https://t.co/WTatPnWwsC 4 months 1 week ago