Leonardo Hotel Berlin City West
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... silence. There were a lot of people visiting today, but no one was talking, mostly out of respect and probably a little shock at what occurred on the premises. The next thing you notice is the sheer size of the camp area - it was like a small city onto itself. Almost all of the buildings are gone now - destroyed at the end of the war, but gravel pits in the shapes of barracks represent what it would've looked like. A few have been rebuilt using the materials ...
... walking tour seems to be a perfect way to see whats important with commentary from someone who's as close to being an expert as you're likely to get. As Melissa said there were some ********s on the tour that need a good kick in the balls from a massive karma shaped boot, but other than that the tour was great. If you're ever in a city that offers free walking tours, get on it - but make sure you're not a knob, give the guide a good tip. ...
... the locals like to call it: the pregnant oyster. Many of the exhibitions were free and covered a range of topics focused on the 'afterglow' of the digital revolution. It was sooooo interesting. Here is an excerpt from the website on the concept of the afterglow. It's a bit heavy to read at first, but try it; it does eventually make a lot of sense. The digital revolution was a dinner party but its afterglow is not. The once utopian promises of ...
... it, it's ruble." But then the women of Berlin came together and rebuilt the city with their bare hands. They rebuilt and airport in 6 weeks and it is still in use today. But these same women suffered. The soviets general said to his soldiers "The women of Berlin are yours, do what you will with them." This caused more that 2 million women to be raped up to 10-15 times a week. 200,000 women took their own life's to escape the torture. He told us stories of escape from East Germany and ...
... find a room that hadn't been cleaned since the last person had occupied it.
Anyway, I digress...
I didn't really know what to expect out of Berlin, the Nazi and Communist eras seem to eclipse everything you hear about it. What I wasn't expecting was the huge amount of history that is still proudly represented in the city and their very inclusive past.
Day one we went to Sachsenhausen which was used after the Nazi parties 1933 election wins ...