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... know much about East / West and the times of the Cold War, let alone how the DDR/GDR came about.
We then walked on to Alexanderplatz taking in the TV Tower. We decided not to go up it, but instead had a quick wander around Alexanderplatz before taking the U-Bahn further east to take a look at the architecture of around Karl Marx Alle. This is a huge wide boulevard lined with model 1950 and 1960s communist ...
... any, as I'm not a big wurst eater.
We caught a bus up to the Brandenburg Gate. It's beauty was obscured by fencing and paraphernalia associated with a huge outside broadcast of the soccer game between Germany and Portugal. The game was due to start shortly, so it was quite crowded. We walked up the Eberstrasse to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial. It ...
Our first stop in Germany was Dresden (just a day stop). It was freezing cold so we just did a bit of walking around and found some hot cinnamon donuts just like back home. Once we arrived in Berlin we did a driving tour and stopped at a large battleground called Treptower Park. The grounds were where a fight between the Germans and the Soviet Union happened. There is a massive statue of a soviet soldier holding a German child and it's surrounded by flowers etc. We ...
... 2 hours in Dresden, and after a short walking tour and going into the church we went to find lunch. Joel, Amanda, Fletcher, Graham and I went to find some local cuisine and ended up in a German restaurant. I had pork balls with sauerkraut which was bit strong in flavour but really traditional. Joel had a hearty potato soup with floating frankfurters. The icing literally on the cake came in the form of a cake to die for. I saw it in the cabinet and was captivated. ...
... beer and waiting for the Aleve to kick
I’m probably going back out tonight anyway to check out more Berlin
Festival of Light sites. There’s one at
the Zoological Gardens. We’ll see. Also a Vietnamese restaurant a couple of
doors down looks really good. But the
menu is all in German. I doubt if I tell
the person I want a #23 she will know what I’m talking about, but those of ...