Travel Blogs from Berlin
... entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. A pair of pavilions once used by guards & customs officers frames the gates. The gate depicts themes in Greek mythology & the whole structure is crowned by the sculpture Quadriga which was originally intended as a symbol of peace. In 1806 during the French occupation, it was dismantled on Napoleon’s orders & taken ...
... Parliament) building. En route, we encountered a demonstration about the elections in Iran - kind of fun to see democracy in action! We walked, checked the address and map, walked, checked the address and map, and walked some more. As we got to the area of the hostel, Emily checked the GPS on her phone, and we had only 3 or so blocks to go!
Since it was only 1 p.m. (German time - 7a.m. back ...
... that I wasn’t really looking forward to, to being one of the best cities I have vistited. It really is just an incredible city and I would of been happy to spend another fortnight there learning about the history, exploring the underground bars and eating currywurst for breakfast lunch and dinner.
... to the Sony Centre and up to Checkpoint Charlie. We, minus the tour guide, had a McDonald's and I gave Harry emotional support in getting James a very special present :) We then went to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. It hadn't been more than 15 minutes before we managed to accidentally leave and camp in the café. It reminded me of the Topography of Terror, a lot of text that's really hard to read. One long walk back to the hostel and we were spent for the day. We spent ...
... rows of large and small scale concrete blocks placed along the ground. The museum underground was done really well, had loads of information about the war and how the prisoners were treated from start to finish. Listening to autobiographies of those that survived the concentration camps and lived to tell their story was quite heart breaking. The pictures of mass murder were quite explicit and there was not really much hiding the truths of what happened to ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed