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Message 1 - posted by James D - 606 Manager - (U1625445) , Jun 9, 2006

The capital of Germany and home of the Olympiastadion.

The venue for the 1936 Olympics has been renovated at a cost of £165m and, 70 years on, will host another global sporting spectacular on 9 July.

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Have you been before or you lucky enough to be going to any of the games to be played there in the next month. Share your hints, tips and memories here.
       

Message 2 - posted by Batman (U3948686) , Jun 9, 2006

nah

Y'alreet.

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Message 3 - posted by Upthenorthend (U2126646) , Jun 9, 2006

Ich spreche keine deutsche.

Kann ich zwei beir haben bitte.

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Message 4 - posted by Paul Levy (U3704204) , Jun 9, 2006

Nein.

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Message 5 - posted by Wot Kuyt 'e did (U1769704) , Jun 12, 2006

Isn't this just so silly!

Look at me - I'm talking to myself! There's a post every 3 days doh.
If I 'posted' via the Royal Mail it would be a livelier 'discussion'!
Hard to believe the managers of these boards are so out of touch with real people.

It's almost funny.


erm Berlin, that's in Germany, right?

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Message 6 - posted by BerlinLondonMark (U4274008) , Jun 14, 2006

I lived for 6 years in Berlin. A Great city.

If you are looking for a bit of culture, head over to central Berlin - an area called Kreuzberg - to the Bergmannstrasse. This is a road with many café's, a brilliant pool hall and eating opportunities a-plenty.
From there, you can lap up some culture heading up towards town in the Jewish Museum etc etc.
If you fancy a film, there is a cinema which shows films in English -not dubbed- in the Potsdammer Platz.
Any questions? I will pop by occasionally to answer any!

Peace

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Message 7 - posted by berlinboy (U4470522) , Jun 17, 2006

I managed to get tix to the first two games in Berlin, the stadium is great, the Croatians outsang the Brazilians, the swedes took over the entire Olympiastadion, (and the bars!), and the Fan Mile with its 9 giant screens is incredible fun, with people from all over mingling around and having fun.
Also took a fantastic free walking tour of the city, to find out this place isn't just beer and sausage, but probably the most interesting city in Europe! If anyone out there has a spare ticket for the final, let me know!

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Message 8, Jun 17, 2006

This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

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Message 9 - posted by playunextyear (U3015761) , Jun 19, 2006

Berlin, nearly 17 years after the Wall, has turned into an ace city. If you're just there for the football the Fan Meile is probably the best of any of the venue cities, yes you Bavarians, that includes Munich. It's also a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate and the centre of old East Berlin.
Culture vultures, pubbers & clubbers have a ridiculously wide choice, second only to London & better than Paris IMHO. My tip would be to ask a local who you find yourself getting on with and follow up their suggestions. You could also find yourself on German TV if you go to the ZDF Arena or "WM-Studio" which is in the Sony Centre on the Potsdamer Platz. All nationalities welcome, especially of teams playing that day.
For a quick tourist-style overview, take a 90-minute boat tour on the River Spree. We got on at Moltke Bridge which is near the new central station and the Kanzleramt, which is Chancellor Angela Merkel's well oversized office.

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Message 10 - posted by edreid (U4592719) , Jun 20, 2006

I am in Berlin at the moment, for good info on where to go anywhere in Germany, particularly now the World Cup is on visit www.adoptagerman.com. You can adopt a guide in pretty much any of the major cities to give advice on where to go. I recommend cafe Moskau for night life, some great gigs there whilst footy is on. Its quite an amusing site, good concept.

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Message 11 - posted by HomeParkHomer(PAFC19) (U1692156) , Jun 21, 2006

Unfortunately, Berlin is something of a shitehole.

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Message 12 - posted by ROSIETWENTYONE (U4621804) , Jun 22, 2006

wouldn't expcect anything less of someone from plymouth.cultral centre of the universe !

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Message 13 - posted by mlinsell (U4687748) , Jun 27, 2006

I attended the Ukraine v Tunisia game in Berlin and have never been so scared at a football match in my life. First of all the organsiation outside the ground was dreadful, no green entrance for ticket holders so thousands of people forcing their way through the yellow entrance. There was far too many people squeezed into such a small space with far too few entrances (i can only assume this was so that corporate/hospitality ticket holders had plenty of space).

Once inside the ground things only got worse. There was not enough toilets meaning you had to walk along way around the stadium on the small balcony which was full of people trying to buy drinks/food. Once you had got through this crowd into the toilets I was stuck. People kept entering the toilets leaving us crushed in the corner. There was no stewards helping the situation and this was very frightening as I was stuck in there unable to move for well over 10 minutes until the crowd started to disperse for the 2nd half.

The lack of stewards was demonstrated again when a fight broke out near us. Two stewards were outnumbered by about 20+ fans pushing and throwing punches. This continued for a long time with no additional stewards going in to deal with the situation. Several fans were so scared that they left the stadium at this point with over 20 minutes to go of the game.

The lack of organisation was again shown outside the stadium when we had to follow paper signs stuck to trees and signs to find the stadium ticket center. Surely this is not appropriate for a stadium that will be hosting the final.

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Message 14 - posted by general_speakeezy (U3974396) , Jul 2, 2006

I SAW THE GERMANY QUARTER FINAL IN BERLIN.

berlin is wonderful city with welcoming people.

i dont know what the guy above is talking about.

the trains to the stadium were frequent and fast.

when the game was over their were 4 trains empty trains all ready to go at the station to the city centre.

the ground was incredible and the organisation was immense. Really very easy to get around, unlike in the UK, where we are hurded like cattle into small smokey areas once through the turnstiles, in berlin, the turnstiles were outside the ground so there was loads space.

right about the toliets though

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Message 15 - posted by MGJ_SCFC (U4527479) , Jul 2, 2006

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Message 16 - posted by Agent Mubarak (U1976567) , Jul 7, 2006

I went to the Ukraine Vs Tunisia game and I thought the organisation was spot on.

Didn't see any trouble before or after the game and the Germans were brilliant.

The stadium and the atmosphere is definitely worthy of the cup final,

Guess you were in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Went to the Fan Fest after the game then Cancun (a bar). Berlin was awesome.

That said the game was dire!

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Message 17 - posted by GT49er (U1745246) , Jul 11, 2006

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....and yet another carppy idea is about to hit the dust!!!

Soon, please..........City Guides are defo non grata!

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