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... leads to one of the most famous sights in the city, Brandenburger Tor. From just looking around, the amount of wealth evident in Berlin was staggering, from the golden gilded statues on the bridges to the towering buildings of splendour. Everywhere we looked we saw grandeur in fact, from the shops to the cars to the immaculately dressed Germans themselves who were so stylish it was painful. Their quirky haircuts, hats, Soviet-style hobnail boots, trenchcoats and sunglasses made ...
... committed suicide (now a carpark) and, if he had a grave, he
would be rolling in it- his bunker is now surrounded by Communist built
apartments, gay massage parlours and ethnic take away stores.
We had lunch in a beer garden (inside though- by this stage it was 3degrees and
raining). Finally we headed out to the Reichstag building, the Brandenburg Gate
and the museum Island (where one museum is topped by a statue of a man ...
Berlin is like an outdoor museum along the Berlin Wall. There are many exhibition boards along the wall, and a special exhibit (outdoor) on the destruction of Warsaw. I didn't know about Warsaw's destruction before.... interesting but utterly sad.
We arrived Berlin from Munich via the CNL train. The bed wasn't so comfortable but I was able to sleep :) We had a French guy, a Germany lady, and an Indian couple from Houston in our ...
... an apparently hideous Palast Der Republik in 1976. This has been bulldozed, in 2006, to be replaced by a recreation of the original palace facade with a hotel or such inside. Still a work in progress. Our final site was tremendous - the Berliner Dom. Not actually a Cathedral as it has no bishop. Former court church of the Hohenzollern family, many of whom are buried in the crypt. It really is fantastic, a total surprise, vaguely modelled on St.Peter's in Rome but much ...
Once we arrived into Berlin we took a cab to the airport refreshed and met in the lobby at 10pm local time. We walked to dinner to a nice Italian restaurant just off potsdammer plotz. We then walked down to P.P. And checked out some remnants of the wall and enjoyed a few biers outside, finally making it back home around ...