The President of the United States, Barack Obama, together with his wife, Michelle and his two girls Sasha and Malia visited Berlin on Wednesday June 19th 2013.
During their stay, the Family stayed at Berlin’s luxury hotel, the Ritz-Carlton and while President Obama was meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, his wife and the kids visited different historical locations like the Holocast Memorial or the Checkpoint Charlie.
Their famous plane, the Air Force One, was parked at the military part of the Berlin Tegel Airport, visible for everyone through the windows of Terminal C.
About 100.000 visited the new Berlin International Airport during its open days last weekend even though the official opening next month got delayed because of fire safety concerns and the new opening date will be sometimes around March next year.
Visitors had the opportunity to explore the grounds surrounding the terminal, walk across the apron and find out everything they need to know before it goes into operation.
The new airport will replace Tegel in west Berlin and the old east Berlin airport of Schönefeld to the southeast, and initially aims to attract up to 27 million passengers annually. The two existing airports, which are due to be shut down, will handle all flights until the new airport is ready.
About 1000 people followed the landing of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Berlin Tegel Airport today at 9:11 am. The visitor viewing area in the airport building was open to the public and provided an excellent view of the new Airplane.
The Boeing test airplane is referred to as ZA001 and is the first 787 ever built.
The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 210 – 250 passengers on routes of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,200 to 15,200 kilometers), while the 787-9 Dreamliner will carry 250 – 290 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,750 kilometers).
airberlin will be the first customer in Germany to receive a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for their fleet.
The Cataclysm has finally arrived in Europe and the United States and I know everyone is busy leveling up their characters but for those who are interested to see how Blizzard celebrated the release of their newest Add-On in other cities around the world,
I have a couple of pictures from the World of Warcraft Cataclysm Launch Event in Berlin with today’s special guests, Lead Encounter Designer Scott Mercer and Lead Software Engineer Patrick Magruder, who gladly signed everyone’s newly purchased copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.