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... s the Kanzleramt mentioned in the name of the hotel.
The building itself has long been known as the Reichstag.
In 1933, less than a month after Hitler was sworn in as chancellor, an arsonist torched the building. An unemployed Dutch communist was arrested. Hitler then used the fire as an excuse to give the Nazis sweeping new powers, first against Communists, then anyone else. To this ...
... it so the politicians could look up and see who gave them their power, the people of Germany. Instead they just look up and see a load of american tourists. Even more ironically, it was designed by an American architect! I found out that 90% of Berlin's buildings were destroyed during the war, and mostly rebuilt by woman. The Tegal airport in Berlin was rebuilt by hand in just 6 days. The airport currently being built is 2 years behind schedule. Next was the Holocaust memorial. ...
... all Gypsies were made to wear on their clothing when being sorted at the concentration camps. The memorial is located in beautiful park right next to the Reichstag and it was also pointed out to us that while the German’s could have chose to either place all of these memorials in a single spot or relegate them to obscure parts of town they instead have used prime real estate to make sure that these are sights that are visible and central ...
Todays highlights The Brandenburg Gate (Although this was partially surrounded by scaffolding and banners for the world Cup Soccer) Checkpoint Charlie The Berlin Wall. this was great. We really enjoyed the displays and information and being able to walk along this section of wall. It separated families, friends, towns and businesses. It split a city in two. ...
... German sausages.
The next day we had a tour of the city by an annoying tour guide. We were driven to all places of interest including part of the Berlin Wall and were given a comprehensive history lesson. I think we are all getting a bit restless on the bus. Our guides voice and her need to repeat everything is grating. So... we cut the tour short at the Checkpoint Charlie museum and walked around ourselves. Armed with our map we walked for around 4 hours taking in the sights ...