Travel Blogs from Berlin
... apartment buildings have sprung up in no-man’s land.
I spent most of the afternoon at the German History Museum, which was excellent, telling the history of Deutschland from the before the Holy Roman Empire through the end of the Cold War. I spent almost 4 hours here and could have stayed longer. It was very well done.
In the evening, I visited the ...
Home to a very popular festival known as Oktoberfest, Germany showed to be much more than a beer-drinking nation. With rich culture, vibrant nightlife and amazing pork knuckles, Berlin was another city that did not fail to reach expectations.
One of the many amazing sites in Berlin is the Berlin Wall. This barrier was constructed in 1961 and completely cut off West and East Berlin. This wall included towers placed along the walls which guarded no ...
... There's a small museum, but quite frankly, we've seen enough holocaust stories, so we moved through it pretty quickly. The memorial itself is very unusual and moving. It's a large field with 2711 concrete blocks of mixed sizes, set in a huge maze. There are rows and rows of block, the sidewalks are intentionally uneven and difficult to walk on.
We left there and grabbed a cab back to our apartment. Home cooked frozen pizza for dinner with a delicious dessert of oreos and ...
... on the main street, with one occular window shining down onto and lighting up a large statue of a mother holding her dead son.. With the words in German translating to . Very powerful stuff indeed. Other things we saw on the tour were the main ( ) gate, the parliament buliding ( ) , an entire island of museums ranging from ancient times to world war and cold war times ironically named Museum island. We also ventured to a still standing part of the Berlin Wall that had ...
... I went for a beer afterwards, but I wasn't really in the mood to socialize. 650 km on the bike today was kind of getting to me. I forced myself to start a conversation with an american just for the hell of it, talked to her for a while and then went home and fell asleep in 22 seconds. At least that's a tick in the box - "Go out for drinks in Berlin". Check. But yeah, need to come back here and do the city justice. ;) Distance traveled: 638 km Total distance so far: 6444 ...
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