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... life must have been like on the other side.
Checkpoint Charlie is simply a photo op in the middle of an intersection with German actors portraying American soldiers so you can pose to have your picture taken (for a cost of course). But in history this was a point of entry into East Berlin for military personnel and foreign tourists only.
The Holocaust Memorial was an interesting stop along the way. This memorial is made up of 2711 cement blocks/columns to ...
... day in Prague, it really is a beautiful city with a ton of history and apparently a really good pub crawl that I didn't have time for :P but oh well, you can't do it all!
And finally we have Berlin! and boy is there a lot to tell, here I stayed with my second couch surfer Andy, and he was truly awesome! Picked me up from the station,showed me around, got to his place to rest up and eat something, we talked about Europeans (he's Aussie), about ...
I would like to begin my recount of the Berlin segment of our trip, by pointing out that it was not my fault that the only food available in the dining carriage on our journey to Berlin was a fantastic Austrian riesling. The dining car lady told me there was no electricity! Needless to say the journey was lovely and I provided great entertainment for the children! Berlin was very enjoyable. It has an interesting mix of modern and old. In many aspects it has been planned on ...
... although the Jewish museum focused on the complete Jewish history not just WWII. My favourite was undoubtably the 'Topography of Terror' which documented the 'Path to Dictatorship' in their words. It was incredibly interesting but also quite horrific at the same time and it truly is hard to what it would have been like to live in that time.
The final museum, albeit more a memorial, was for the Berlin Wall and this was almost equally interesting ...
... such a short visit. Went to the Topography of Terror. This was a heavy exhibit about the Nazi party's reign of terror in Europe. Very hard to digest. I decided I needed to cheer up and have some fun so I took a walk down to the festival. Totally crazy crowded. I decided to cut the visit short since the bands hadn't started playing yet and went to the German Resistance Memorial.
This memorial had ...