Thick B, up on the Spree
"In summer you do well and in winter it hurts [...]". And although summer is already over, the Blackbits dared to make Berlin unsafe in winter. After a fun bus or train ride and lunch together, the Blackbit team tried not to let the Berlin traffic get the better of them:
Just in time for the evening rush hour, we set off in numerous Trabants to explore the capital and marvel at as many of the city's sights as possible. Well, as many as possible, because during such an exciting ride in a "racing car" you are first busy with other things than looking out of the side window and enjoying the tour: The classic car offers a special driving experience and the column of our Trabis should be respected. While we listened to the guide driving ahead, the GDR cult car should not drown when starting up, the accelerator, clutch and manual gearstick should become a routine, the colleagues should be amused and photos and videos should be taken along the way. By now, at the latest, all Blackbits are conditioned to do four things at once. Despite the Trabi's handling, which took some getting used to for us, we were able to enjoy the view of the Brandenburg Gate, the TV Tower and remnants of the Berlin Wall during the drive.
After the exciting two-and-a-half-hour tour, we checked into the Hüttenpalast - an indoor campsite with historic caravans in old industrial halls - and then visited the Berlin office together.
To fortify ourselves, we then stopped off at the "Black Heidi", who treated us to cheese fondue, schnitzel and roasties. The eventful day came to a fitting end with a few beers in the inner courtyard of the Hüttenpalast.