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... This is the place where only authorized personel could cross from East to West Berlin or vice versa. On the West side of Berlin, the Allied Forces (American, British, and French troops) set up shop, while the East side of Berlin was controlled by Russia. However, as I stated before, Russia's half of Berlin was extremely dangerous. While the checkpoint is a reconstruction of what use to be there during the period after World War II, it is exactly in the spot the real ...
... miles. In hindsight, I understand why we were completely exhausted.
We went on a day trip Sachsenhoussen Concentration Camp just outside Berlin in the town of Oranienburg. This camp was built as a model camp for all others in 1936. Many camps before this time were set up in abandoned factories in an inconvenient way. This camp was not created to kill people. This was to contain political prisoners, criminals, and social outcasts. That is not to say they didn't house ...
... thought rather funny. From there we headed to the train station for breakfast and we decided to buy the Berlin welcome card. We then got the u Bahn to Alexanderplatz, and headed to the Pergamon museum - stopping to look at a very old, and impressive, church on the way. The Pergamon museum was amazing. We got audio guides and spent several hours looking at the Ishtar Gate, another market gate (see the photo!) and the Pergamon altar itself, the reason the Museum ...
... could climb that overlooked across the street and into small section where a recreation of part of the wall was built showing both inner and outer walls and the death strip in between that someone would need to cross after successfully scaling one wall before being able to try for the next. Few ever succeeded.
What struck me the most while visiting the area was how the wall existed until so recently in history. The wall fell in 1990 which in itself is ...
... same restaurant I checked in at the other day where we sat and had a drink and did some people watching. The meal was lovely, I ordered Vienna Schnitzel again and it was exceptional and Kim ordered liver again which he said was really lovely. Apparently it's quite popular here as all restaurants seem to have it.
Once back at the hotel we packed our bags in preparation for an early morning tomorrow as we leave at 6am. A quiet night in was very ...
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