Aparthotel Residenz 2000
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All throughout Europe we have seen so much history but Berlin has been the first real place where it's most recent large event happened within our lifetime, the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. In Berlin we had a chance to take a free walking tour around the city. Our tour guide studied German history in University and she had so much to share with us. We began our tour at the Brandenburg Gate. I will try and be selective about the stories I share on the blog because ...
... is an effort, though not a very successful one, to represent the Wall's no-man's land, a stretch of open gravel or dirt or concrete that could be from 30-yards to 300-yards wide. The wall is to the right. A fleeing man had to cross that stretch of open land before the wall and then somehow get over the wall and freedom. The idyllic public park scene here misses the reality in that day of barbed-wire, guard towers, land mines, machine gun positions and dogs. In addition ...
Well, despite the late night yesterday I'm still up quite early. My subway station - the appropriately named Punkstreet... Well, perhaps not. Language juggling. That turned out to be pretty impressive. This bloke gave his lecture in a wide variety of languages - a sentence or two in one language before switching to another. Involuntarily switching between languages within a sentence is frowned upon but to speak perfectly. ...
... br> The memorial is not meant to make you sad, it is supposed to make you feel like you are isolated or lost within the pillars. It was interesting because although I did separate from my friends, I also felt like I was being watched the entire time. There was no where to hide because the pillars were all a perfectly aligned grid so no matter where you were you could be seen from four different sides.
Finally we made it to our ultimate ...
... devastation of Berlin by aerial bombing, the Soviet-led battle of Berlin, and the final attack on Reichstag.
Our tour guide, a history student, met us at Reichstag, Germany's parliament building. Here our guide told us how Hitler seized control of the government and the workings of the Nazi party. As we left Reichstag and continued on our tour, we passed a memorial dedicated to the 96 members of government who opposed the Nazi party and were ...