Grand City Hotel Berlin East
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While we went to see the Bauhaus, we also had the chance to see where the founders lived. When we were walking around the area it was located, and it was interesting to see such modern houses surrounded by houses that where of that time. We were told that there was a lot of bad talk about the houses and when the Natzi were in power they water to get rid of ...
... deadly force! This upset the people of East Berlin so they started moving west and the government didn't like it so they decided to keep as many as possible! What did they do, they built a wall to keep people from escaping! The Berlin Wall divided the east and West Berlin and went up literally overnight! It started as barbed wire then eventually was fortified to what we know as the wall today! There actually were two walls, an east and a west wall, and ...
... historical buildings, including the old Palace of Berlin, and focussed on constructing symbols of the Communist Regime.
So what did we see today? We visited first the small section of the Berlin wall that exists today. it is badly damaged as Berliners took pics and axes to the wall to destroy it. Now it is protected as pat of a museum that happens to be where they have recently uncovered torture chambers used by the Nazis, then the communists. The wall ...
... pop music for the riders. As we passed the wheel there was some anonymous Europop tune playing and the DJ exclaimed over the music for no obvious reason “Fantastico Banana!”. We were still laughing and repeating this long after we had got out of earshot. English really is the language of pop, though and we noted further along that the use of apostrophes can be very important because the the gap between the first two words on the huge backdrop proclaiming “Berlins ...