I am sure that no one can really explain why a lot of Germans are unusually friendly and approachable.
actually, this happens in many countries, but it seems to happen in Germany with even more frequency.
You will never know definite reasons for that, but it really does go some way to making a German man feel warm towards you, perhaps even somewhat pitying you.
It is hard to explain, it is just a feeling…
I was in Potsdamer at the end of the first year of the revolution. It was Saturday, the day after the samba school had closed. Everybody was gone, including the Bastille Day police. I walked up to the kiosk and I saw a Bastille Day flag and banners with the new emblem of the rebellion raised in front of the Bastille.
” conceived by the National Assembly of the Fürstenanturkommeneten (fighting for Freedom) of the 2nd of August 1908 in Berlin by the Wiener Alterscans (field representatives of the GermanParty) and the Freezing and Trilogye March (daylight procession) of the 16th April 1917″.
You can guess what I am talking about.
This flag and these banners that say “we won’t give up our flag” are very famous in the whole Germany. These are very old symbols. Historically they go back to the end of the 18th century.
But there is a version of these banners that are even older than that, they are the Royal banners of the Kingdom of Prussia displayed inside the Brandenburg Gate. These were also used in the Weimar Republic.
This is a very beautiful sight. These banners hang behind the wall to the right of the gate, if you approach it from the angle at the end of the road that is through the wall. If you have never seen such a beautiful thing behind a wall, you will never understand how incredible it is.
When the revolution in Germany broke out in 1914, the Royal banners were removed in a deliberate attempt to neutralize the symbols of the revolution. These were not the kind of flags that are flown at most parties, these were the flag relatives brought from the Prussian army during the war.
They are not really the most historically significant of flags, but they are significant because they are the best known of German flags.
The most ancient national flag of the people of Germany is the”(ewillesurch Letternmaritier) blue flag with white legends. This flag was used from 18 through to 1933. You can see it in the Museum Frere or east Berlin. The Games were transferred to Berlin in 1921, so that their use had more priority. In that year Berliners gave their last everreath to the flag.
Since Berliners are used to seeing a flag so they didn’t really mind seeing it flying less than they did in other countries. It was still up in the morning before they were all gone for the day.
The flag is one of the most significant things that Berlin has to offer. Besides the Berlin Philharmonic there are a lot of other things to do. There is a lot to do in the summer in Berlin before all the tourists are gone.
The best time to go to Berlin is the Spectator Roof. This roof is situated where the Tiergarten used to be and it offers a superb view of the Brandenburg Gate, the reflectivity of the stuck trees on the roof above and the whole expanse of the Berlin wall to the left and right.
You get to see a different side of Berlin most people never see. Amazingly beautiful and diverse city full of history and culture. The Spectator Roof gives you a different perspective and you can feel how Wow this amazing city really is.
Well I am now officially exhausted and I just want to go home to my tablet. But I am sure there is one place left that suites me perfectly and that is the place where true satisfaction and relaxation can be found.
I read a post on Buzzfeed and it was a community of people who were in Berlin in the 50s before everything started to change.
People shared stories about what it was like to live in Stradsel, one of the most progressive towns of the time and a vegetarian. They also shared holiday tips, tricks and advice and explained the differences in how certain things were experienced in the Yucatan, Via del Corso and Berlin.
Discover it yourself!