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... Gate so took the U bahn back into town on my own. There was quite an intensive security check - like the airports - before we could get in there. I suppose as memorials go it was quite a good one. It answered the what, who, how and when but it didn't answer the why. And for me that's most important. I can't understand how people could do all this stuff ...
... that I ended up booking through one of the sites that keep resetting my dates and offering me other "cheaper" dates than what I wanted. Oh well. They allowed me to cancel that booking, but since they didn't have room that night, I needed to find a new place.
Thank goodness for the internet. In a few short clicks I had reserved a place at Generator Hostel. I headed back to the metro station, actually not too upset that I didn't have to drag my bag the whole way. ...
... us feel like we had been transported
to upstate New York, we arrived in the newly built modern train
station in the heart of the city, directly across from Prime Minister
Merkle's office. More new construction of subways and highways
greeted us from every direction as the city evolves into an
interesting combination of old, mixed with new. Visits to burned
synagogues and former government buildings turned museums served as
stark reminders of the ...
... and French airlines
Now - Today we spent the afternoon at the German History Museum. The museum is a must for anyone spending time in Berlin. The upstairs is about the beginning of the area to the end of WWI. The downstairs of the museum covers from the end of WWI to about 1990. The curators did an unbelievable job of telling the story of Germany and preserving it's history. We were really interested in WWII, so we spent a majority of our time looking at those panels ...
... tonight. Not sure where though, although I know that we are waling and catching a cab home. _Sue
Yes it was a good day and really interesting as our guide was very informative and sometimes amusing. The city is littered with restoration projects and new builds, quite remarkable when you consider they have 60B EUR debt and unemployment of around 12%. Some of the buildings that were damaged during the various wars have been rebuilt and if you look closely at some of ...