Backpacker's Paradise

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Travel Blogs from Berlin

What to see in Berlin - History

A travel blog entry by allanandjulie

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... a Canadian wife. They had a small child around 14 months old, who was leaning to speak, German, English (Canadian version) & Hebrew!

First day we viewed historical stuff relating to the Berlin Wall, the rest of the time we spent on Museum ...

A day for history

A travel blog entry by 2girls1world

... about on our walking tour and other places throughout Berlin. The "museum" is situated a bit underground in what is remains from Nazi office buildings which were in the "death strip" between the walls. The Berlin Wall wasn't just one wall, there was a wall on each side and in between it is probably about a block wide, in there was watch towers etc to stop people from crossing East to West who were on shot to kill orders if anyone tried to cross over. ...

Miscalculations

A travel blog entry by ematravels

13

... how cheap beer is in Berlin? I bought pint bottles of well-known brands for 80 cents or less.

Beer on double plastic bags, throw in the ice, mix in the salt, and let magic happen.
By the time I met my hosts and some friends at the park’s entry the beer was almost ice cold, and Buraka was already playing.
I wasn't really expecting a full on music festival happening in this park, but that’s what we found. The stage was built at the ...

Eins, zei, dri

A travel blog entry by georgous_travel

4

... in the old buildings. everywhere you look history comes alive right in front of you. I had a serious history lesson on the 24th of June 2013, so serious that Mr Carlton, my modern history high school teacher would be so delighted with me right now.

Don't get me wrong, I understood history and I even listened in on my classes, but I do feel like I was naive regarding some things. I knew about the Berlin Wall that created east and West Berlin, but I had no idea ...

The Big City

A travel blog entry by allison.heer

15

... cement room that was "open for interpretation." I basically took it as a hint towards how lonely, cold, and scary people felt during those times. Then we went to Checkpoint Charlie and went to the museum there. To be honest, the museum kind of left us more confused than when we entered. There were a lot of stories on the wall, but none of them seemed to be the full story. From there we walked to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. There was basically ...

 

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