The campaign has finally selected a site: The Siegessaule, or Victory Column
The announcement came through this morning:
CHICAGO, IL – On Thursday, July 24, 2008, Senator Barack Obama will visit Berlin, Germany. Obama will give a major speech on the historic U.S.-German partnership, and the need to strengthen Transatlantic relations to meet 21st century challenges in front of the Siegessäule at the Grosser Stern in Tiergarten Park. The event is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required.
THURSDAY, JULY 24
BARACK OBAMA SPEECH
Siegessäule at the Grosser Stern in Tiergarten Park
The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
Gates open to the public: 4:00 PM
Public Entrance: Straße des 17. Juni at Brandenburg Gate
Event is on the east side of the park. Public should use the following public transportation stops: Potsdamer Platz, Under den Linden, and Lehrter-Stadtbahnhof.
Word is that the candidate has left Afghanistan, presumably for Iraq. The charter takes off tonight from Chicago to Amman. Word is that we won’t be seeing the candidate until Tuesday, though he will be doing a round of network interviews, starting with “Face the Nation” this morning.