NH Voltaire Potsdam
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... it was so great to talk with Katarina as she guided us through the deserted streets on account of the World Cup match. Julien and Katarina live with their three children in a renovated top floor apartment of a building built in 1913 that fronts the estate and palaces of King Frederick the Great called Sans-souci, a major Berlin-area destination. More on Sans-souci and their kids ...
... paying that much attention to the German guide so I tagged along for a bit and had a chat with them.
They weren't actually part of a tour group as such rather they were traveling together and staying in a backpackers and some other people had organised a tour of Berlin graffiti along with a guide so they decided to give it a go too.
I must say that although I'm not a fan of graffiti as it generally makes ...
... and no longer there. The language, however, was a different story. I had downloaded a few "Learn German" apps on my phone prior to arrival. The one new word that stuck with me was “entschuldigung” which is German for “sorry/excuse me.” Though my method of imagining an ant standing in the middle of a shul exclaiming “the gong!” wasn't going to be practical for a whole language. It also meant I said ...
... up Europe following the Second World War.
It was also home to the Bridge of Spies, where captured Cold War spies were exchanged between
East and West.
The Neues Palais was built between 1763 and 1769 to celebrate the end of the seven
years war between Prussia and Austria.
Indian for dinner tonight.
After a sleep in this morning, we got up and headed to the Topography of Terror Museum, it was the Gestapo and SS headquarters during the war. We walked around and learnt a bit more about the war and how different people were affected. As we were Ben and Richard ran into Adam Dineen who they knew from Christchurch. He had just arrived and we were just about to leave, so we made a plan to meet up with him for a drink ...