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1st Berlin Do - 7 to 9 October 2016

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Feel free to add your arrival/departure and hotel information below.

*A Flyer

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The Intinerary

Thursday 6 October

Welcome Drinks

Time: 18:00
Venue: John Muir
Address: Skalitzerstrasse 51, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Closest Transport: U Gorlitzer Bahnhof
Please have cash to pay your tab.

Dinner
Time: 20:00
Venue: Hasir Ocakbasi Restaurant
Address: Adalbertstrasse 12, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Closest Transport: U Kottbusser Tor
Please have cash or card to pay your tab.



Friday 7 October

Berlin Express Tour
Time: 09:50 for 10:00
Meeting Point: Gendarmenmarkt (directly opposite Hilton hotel)
Closest Transport: U Stadtmitte (U2) Exit Charlottenstrasse
Ending Point: Brandenburg Gate

Free time to find lunch and explore the area. Perhaps try and get a booking to visit the Reichstag Dome, head to the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe or take a walk through the Tiergarten.

Rebel Berlin Tour
Time: 14:20 for 14:30
Meeting Point: Pariser Platz/Brandenburg Gate (outside French Embassy)
Closest Transport: S+U Brandenburger Tor
Ending Point: Schillingbrucke, Berlin-Friedichshain

Dinner
Time: 19:00
Venue: Weihenstephaner Berlin
Address: Hackeschermarkt, Berlin-Mitte
Closest Transport: S Hackeschermarkt
Please have cash or card to pay your tab.

Beer Tour
Leaving after we have finished dinner in two groups. We will head on different routes to avoid overcrowding.



Saturday 8 October

Tempelhof Airport Tour

Time: 09:15 at Meeting Point for 09:45 at Tempelhof Airport
Meeting Point: Gendarmenmarkt (directly opposite Hilton hotel)
Closest Transport: U Stadtmitte (U2) Exit Charlottenstrasse
Tour Start: Tempelhof Airport General Aviation Terminal, Tempelhofer Damm 1-7
Closest Transport: U Platz der Luftbrucke

Free time to find lunch and return to Gendarmenmarkt for the Spies and Escapes Tour. Maybe checkout Mehringdamm (home to some of Berlin's most famous Currywurst (Curry 36) and Doner Kebap (Mustafa's)) or head back into the centre of town.

Spies and Escapes Tour
Time: 14:20 for 14:30
Meeting Point: Gendarmenmarkt (directly opposite Hilton hotel)
Closest Transport: U Stadtmitte (U2) Exit Charlottenstrasse
Ending Point: Mauerpark

Dinner
Time: 19:30
Venue: Maximilians
Address: Friedrichstrasse 185-190, Berlin-Mitte
Closest Transport: U Stadtmitte
Please have cash to pay for drinks.



Sunday 9 October

Brunch
Time: 09:30 at Meeting Point for 10:00 at Restaurant
Meeting Point: Gendarmenmarkt (directly opposite Hilton hotel)
Venue: Hofbrau Berlin
Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 30, Berlin-Mitte
Closest Transport: S+U Alexanderplatz
Please have cash or card to pay your tab.

Cruise
Time: 12:15 for 12:30 (Do Not Be Late!)
Meeting Point: Stern und Kreis Schiffahrtstelle Reichstag Ufer/Friedrich Strasse
Closest Transport: S+U Friedrichstrasse


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Old Aug 1, 16, 11:17 am
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Looks great, I can't wait. Now excuse me whilst I go and actually book some flights. And maybe a hotel while I'm at it.

Edit to add: DONE! I'll meet up with you guys on Friday evening

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For someone who has never attended a Do: What is a "Do"?
Just a meeting / gathering of forum users to meet each other and enjoy some time, eat good food, enjoy some beers, wine, whisky? And, perhaps, get to know some friendly people from anywhere?

If so: I am so very disappointed, that during this event, I might enjoy some Korean BBQ while being in South Korea myself.
OK, after writing this, I am not really disappointed but it might have been fun ... ;-)
See you guys next time.

PS: My grandfather worked as an engineer at THF for about 15 years until 1967 - please enjoy his home away from home, as he liked to call Tempelhof!
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For someone who has never attended a Do: What is a "Do"?
Just a meeting / gathering of forum users to meet each other and enjoy some time, eat good food, enjoy some beers, wine, whisky? And, perhaps, get to know some friendly people from anywhere?

If so: I am so very disappointed, that during this event, I might enjoy some Korean BBQ while being in South Korea myself.
OK, after writing this, I am not really disappointed but it might have been fun ... ;-)
See you guys next time.

PS: My grandfather worked as an engineer at THF for about 15 years until 1967 - please enjoy his home away from home, as he liked to call Tempelhof!
About spot on!

We've got a Korea Do next year it sounds like right after TYO!
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Originally Posted by Askartus View Post
For someone who has never attended a Do: What is a "Do"?
Just a meeting / gathering of forum users to meet each other and enjoy some time, eat good food, enjoy some beers, wine, whisky? And, perhaps, get to know some friendly people from anywhere?

If so: I am so very disappointed, that during this event, I might enjoy some Korean BBQ while being in South Korea myself.
OK, after writing this, I am not really disappointed but it might have been fun ... ;-)
See you guys next time.

PS: My grandfather worked as an engineer at THF for about 15 years until 1967 - please enjoy his home away from home, as he liked to call Tempelhof!
Sorry to miss you at the Berlin Do, Askartus! You guessed it right. A FlyerTalk Do is a gathering of FlyerTalkers which can be just a meal with half a dozen people or a weekend of eating, drinking, sightseeing, talking about miles and points or just enjoying meeting new and old friends from all over the world. If you look at the attendee list you will find there will be quite a few people form the US, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and several European countries including Germany!

You may like to keep an eye on future Dos in this thread which also includes lists of past Dos: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/commu...st-thread.html
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Old Aug 2, 16, 8:32 am
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And in some good news, if our numbers go beyond 35, we will be fine. The providers who I am working with to make this happen have provided a solution if we are going to be a larger group.

A booking link will hopefully go live later this week.
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And in some good news, if our numbers go beyond 35, we will be fine. The providers who I am working with to make this happen have provided a solution if we are going to be a larger group.
Good to hear. What you've got lined up looks great; I'm looking forward to returning to Berlin.
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BK convinced me that I'd have a great time at this DO so I'm in. Just booked:

Friday Oct 7 KLM 1821
Sun Oct 9 KLM 1824

I haven't been to Berlin since 1998 so this should be interesting.
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This looks like a great event. Was waiting for a meeting down under to be cancelled, but alas, wasn't. I'll join you next year, hopefully
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This looks like a great event. Was waiting for a meeting down under to be cancelled, but alas, wasn't. I'll join you next year, hopefully
When and where in Oz? Maybe we can do a pre or post do
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When and where in Oz? Maybe we can do a pre or post do
Thanks for the invite. Only spending half a day in SYD, 3 days AKL.
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For those interested in the Berlin beer scene, Draft magazine has a great article. I'm sure *A Flyer can tell us what they got right and wrong, and what they missed!
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Hi everyone

The registration page is now open at https://berlindo2016.eventbrite.com.

Please note that registration for the organised tours closes on 5 September. This is to allow sufficient time for the tour operators to arrange guides for us. The final cost of tours will be calculated after this date and there are no guarantees that late registration can be accepted.

Dinner venues will be confirmed once numbers have been locked in for each meal.

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Hi everyone

The registration page is now open at https://berlindo2016.eventbrite.com.
Yay! I have registered.

Thanks for organising what promises to be a great Do.
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Good on ya, all booked. Thanks for indicating return time of cruise on Sunday, should easily be able to make 6pm flight out of TXL so will join for that too!
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Registration done! Looking forward to it.
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