This is post #14 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, continuing on from Thursday, September 20, 2018.
I’d figured and re-figured the schedules to get to where the scientists were meeting for dinner, some distance away. I had to walk to an entirely different subway station, with these scenes on the way.
Gate of the train station. I headed upstairs and looked on the screens. Yes, I was in the right place and the trains were coming soon.
Only they weren’t. I tried the Google translate on my phone, couldn’t make any sense of what was said on the screens aside from “train delay,’ nor could I understand the announcements. I waited some more. Finally one came, we all piled on and away we went.
At this station, the conductor got on the loud speaker and mumbled some information; the young woman across from me leaned over and asked where I was going. I told her and she said I needed to get off the train and wait for the next one, as this one wasn’t going all the way there. I got off, and once again, appreciated the kindness of strangers helping tourists make their way. The train nearly emptied, so I had a lot of company, and I could read the signs telling me the next train was approaching. It gave me time to enjoy the station decor.
Dave met me at the station, a block from this German-style resort restaurant, called Eierschale in the Dahlem neighborhood. He was getting worried, but since he had no portable Wifi, he couldn’t contact me to find out what was going on. He was relieved I made it.
Our group was on the patio upstairs, overlooking the outside eating area. I could envision this place during Oktoberfest, filled with happy Germans.
I’m zeroed in on the blue water bottles, wanting to bring them both home — but didn’t. As non-drinkers, people like having us at their tables, as they get to drink more alcohol. But we never could get enough water to suit us.
Soon, it was buffet style food time, but I was able to snap these photos before everything started. Gorgeous arrays of fresh vegetables. The main dishes were the usual chafing dish variety, but all freshly made and delicious.
More scenes of the restaurant, as we left after dinner around 9 p.m. There were multiple areas available to groups; I could see they were in the business of entertainment.
We enjoyed looking at all the different stations on this U-bahn line. It must have been one of the older lines, for everything was fairly traditional.
Back home at our hotel, we confirmed that the Tempodrom was still there (it was), and we fell asleep quickly.