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Boundary line

As we made our way to the start of the trail we spoke to a local who said he was from West Germany. This confirmed what we were thinking: that with every idea there is always a consequence.

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The Berlin Wall in Germany was such an idea that has led to numerous consequences, even today. This consequence led us to explore this 50km long vast section of the Berlin Wall Trail on a bike, all the while being intrigued by this boundary line that runs through the centre of Germany’s capital, Berlin.

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For the downloadable GPS track, go to http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=11704415

This post tells our Tale on this north to south section of the Berlin Wall Trail.

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Today, roads and tramways cut through this line all over Berlin…

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Sections of the Berlin Wall still stand – a sombre reminder…

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The Berlin Wall used to pass in front of the Brandenburg Gate, central Berlin.

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The East Side Gallery is a 1.3 km stretch of the Berlin Wall still intact which is an international memorial for freedom.

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Dotted along the line at various points, reminders along the way keep us from forgetting the consequences.

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While the wall is gone, the memories and consequences are not forgotten…

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Sojourning so far

Sojourning so far

 

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Railroad Coffee – szklarka BISTRO

Just north of the Czech Republic border and 70 kilometres east of the German border there lies a little town in Poland called Szklarska Poręba.

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Sojourning so far showing Szklarska Poręba.

World famous for its incredible cross-country ski slopes, this place immediately warmed our hearts as we disembarked the train at its own railroad station called Szklarska Poręba Górna.

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Enter szklarka BISTRO – this little gem provided much relief and joy as we completed 8 connections from Prague en route to this quaint little town.

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Started, owned and run by local Polish entrepreneur Milek Zyromski, szklarka BISTRO boasts a simple café menu in a prime location as locals and tourists alike make use of the railroad between the Czech and Polish countryside.

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szklarka BISTRO proved to be one of those needed comforts that was required at the right time at an amazing place called Szklarska Poręba.

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