Audi A1: city slacker
There’s been plenty of hype around Audi’s A1, not a little of it coming from Audi itself. We take the new city runabout for a spin in Berlin
Posted: 03 Sep 2010
To get to the middle of Berlin, you can do without the A1's top-end, Google Earth-enabled 3D satnav. Just aim for the TV tower, a huge concrete spike with a globe-shaped observation bulb near the top. It was built in the Sixties to beam the communist message across the land, and remains the tallest structure in all Germany.
Berlin has been a huge building site these past years, with some imaginative constructions acting as moving reminders of the grizzlier eras in this city's past - none more so than the museum around Hitler's bunker, and the holocaust memorial. Nearby is the preserved Checkpoint Charlie staffed by actors dressed as GIs, and a place where you can take tours by Trabant, but they come across as more crass.