Each year we make a bus trip with our bowling club for a week from Bruhl to Berlin. Now that we were there for the fourth time, the idea came to us a city tour in Berlin was pretty boring. We love us in Kreuzberg or Prenzlauer Berg in the daytime stay in the shops and cafes and night in the bars. Berlin, we actually already knew very well because of previous tours and private visits. In the Silesian road as against 3 clock in the morning we arrived but then the thought of another tour, after we met a Swedish group, which of course had to take a ride through Berlin. I do not remember exactly what prompted us to make the tour, at least we met the next day and organized an iconic city tour with a bus rental in Berlin. In the Internet cafe we came to Tours bus type, which could also alleged that most European languages, including English, at least had to belong. The Swedes generally speaking excellent English, which made me a little envious.
At the The next day we sat in the bus. And probably because we are in a slightly exuberant tone, the desired language German and English, I suddenly understood almost nothing … Our tour guide said Biggi actually an excellent English, and even some Swedish, but also Berlinerisch. And so I had first some problems. This is not just a dialect, but who have quite their own words to offer. The fact that the Berlin meatball one meatball is I already knew, but the Berlin (ie the piece of bread), pancakes means a Budieker a bartender, or a Fusshupe a small dog that was new to me. We then laughed wrong, what was then covered with the Swedes taking some cold drinks to our level at least sympathize.
Besides, it was no ordinary sightseeing tour, but it went through the neighborhoods where we could admire the homes of famous Berliners, like Zille, ETA Hoffmann and others. And the recent history, political, and the social structures and tensions have been considered more closely. Since I was still much new! And the Swedes this tour through Berlin a memorable experience, the same was thought they would also have again the Museum Island, see the Brandenburg Gate, etc., which is visible even to end on every postcard and any T-shirt.