Mercure Hotel Berlin City
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I must admit that I had no real desire to go to Berlin when the trip began and I am so glad that we went against my instincts and went there. The city itself is nothing pretty to look at but the people, the history and the nightlife are all top notch. The hotel we all finally settle into is just up the street from the red light district (first …
... fate when flying over Berlin. The Flak towers were some of the last standing defensive positions when the soviets arrived at the end of WW2 simply because they were so defensible.
Our night ended with some sampling of bratwurst sausage and some curry wurst from a local street vendor! Yum! We had tried curry wurst our first time in Berlin ...
... the American soldiers who were stationed there were phonies only posing for pictures. We then proceeded to see a few more famous landmarks before ending the tour: the Konzerthaus, Humboldt University, the memorials to the Nazi book burnings and victims of war, and finally museum island. We were planning on sticking around to see a museum, but we decided that we had already seen a lot that day and needed to save it for another time. That night I made tortilla soup for dinner, ...
... Museum Island and then stopped to listen to this great busker duo on the bridge, The guy played accordion and the girl sang Edith Piaf songs and was fantastic. She even acted out the songs and was so good we both felt compelled to give them some money. We then noticed that we were opposite The Bode Museum and it was now 4:40pm but found out the museum was opened until 6pm so we decided we may as well go in as it wouldn't cost us any more, this museum had smaller more ...
... fake uniforms manufactured by hand to fool the eye of the border guard, bogus passports, even an inflatable raft. The ingenuity displayed by those willing to risk everything to escape oppression is really fascinating. Put a man between a rock and a hard place, then watch his imagination grow. In addition to the escape modules and devices, exhibitions including various articles and videos were scattered throughout the 2000 square meter facility, highlighting key ...
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