Saturday, February 20, 2016

Rennen (und Trinken) im Berlin

I spent the last week in Berlin for a work conference, of course I was going to run before work but I really wanted to make sure I got in a workout because I knew I was going to be drinking / trying a lot of German beers. I picked a hotel close to Tiergarten rather than the conference center so I would have an interesting place to run every morning, rather than a treadmill or waiting on stop lights. 



The Brandenburg Gate


First of many Brauereien in Berlin


Berlin Victory Column in the center of Tiergarten


John and me in Tiergarten


Tiergarten is around 520 acres located close to the Brandenburg Gate. It has paved paths and trails for running. There are a lot of monuments located in the park, if it wasn't so cold every morning, I would of stopped and took pictures and read about the monuments. There are tons of ponds and different types of gardens. Everyday that I ran in the park I saw something new, which is pretty neat after running in the same place for a week. 



Tiergarten
Love locks in Tiergarten

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At least one morning after enjoying too many beers the night before, I didn't want to brave the cold and rain and stuck to the treadmill. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. 


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I had time over the weekend to get little further outside of the city center and went to the Spandauer Forest, which has color-coded loops, but for the life of me I couldn't figure out the loops. There is suppose to be a wild pig enclouser, which I never found. Nonetheless it was nice running in a more forested area than Tiergarten. 


Spandauer Forest

Spandauer Forest



wood carvings in Spandauer Forest
wood carvings in Spandauer Forest

wood carving in Spandauer Forest

I managed to log 42 miles, during the 8 days I was in Berlin, which is pretty good considering working and beer drinking. 



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