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Travel Blogs from Berlin
... friends. I've decided to visit her and Adrian in Berlin because the day of my departure is also her birthday.
I have now more than ever noticed how great tastes a famous Berlin Currywurst. Thank you Adrian and Awa for the nice stay.
Even though I'm pretty tired now, I can enthusiastically attack the next stage of my journey!
Brace yourself! Hungary!
... in the streets that outlines the Wall's border. Parts of the Wall still stand and are placed throughout the city to remember. I took a walk out to East Berlin to see the East Side Gallery where a long stretch of the Wall still stands, covered in murals from 105 artists from all over the world. That's where you'll find the iconic image of the communist leaders kissing.
Other iconic sites include the government building ...
... t quite realise the extent of it. They're is a lot of information to read and see along significant sections of where it ran. To think it is so recent too. Though Checkpoint Charlie is a little underwhelming - I've seen much better checkpoints in Kabul ;-)
... You would suddenly cross paths with someone from another direction ... all very maze-like. You can imagine all the symbolism to the plight of the Jewish people. There can be a sense of total isolation. Within the 2711 stones, there are alleyways where you can feel completely alone and cut off from everyone and everything. But one could suddenly come upon someone unknown around a corner, possibly a very frightening experience. The sculptor has purposely refrained from ...
... for another look. I feel privileged to be able to not just see but actually experience such an important piece of history.
Huge kudos must go to the authorities in Berlin for putting the effort into all these displays that they do. The city is packed with information on both the Nazi period and subsequent Soviet occupation. There's so much it's hard to fit it all in. Unlike a few cities recently I needed every minute of my time in Berlin. Within this living, ...