Old and new Berlin
Trip Start Mar 26, 2010
25Trip End Jun 15, 2010
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We rode the train, swithed to another train at the Potsdam station, and arrived at the Berlin Station on a very HOT day!! We got a quick snack, found the bathroom, and went out and got tickets for the tour bus so we could get the grand tour of Berlin. The man that sold us the tickets was really nice and he let Xavier and Sophia each take a turn at "driving" his bus, while it was parked of course.
The tour guide lady was good and told us a lot about old Berlin
It was really cool seeing the remnants of the Berlin wall. We took lots of pictures and bought some actual pieces of the wall. We learned that Berlin is famous for the (cross/no-cross) little green and red men that you see when you cross at a stoplight. They have the fancy, stylish guy instead of the stick figure boring one - and they have a whole store dedicated to the little dude with everything you can imagine...
Our favorite sight was the Church that was destroyed in the WW2 bombings. They decided to leave it as it was, rather than repair it and it was the coolest memorial! We took lots of pictures - there are two new buildings (one on either side of the original church), the top was badly damaged and missing part of the cone, and it is blackened by the bombing and fire. Left as it was to show the world and remind us...
Berlin was worth the trip!