No, not really.Â Ich bin in Berlin, is more like it.
Got here yesterday afternoon and am still settling, as it were, ensconced in a flat on Heinrich-Heine-StraÃŸe, in the old Soviet sector.Â Here’s a Google satellite map of the area, with the path of the old Berlin Wall superimposed on it:
My flat is near the intersection of Heinrich-Heine StraÃŸe and KÃ¶penicker StraÃŸe.
Took a stroll this morning down through the housing estate to the Engeldamm, which is a lovely curved incision, dug out of the earth (a long-ago, long-abandoned, canal project) and planted with linden trees and decorative shrubbery.
This was a no-man’s-land for the 28 years the wall was standing,Â Â Now it’s lush and well loved by dogs.