Spandau (not the ballet) and back
Trip Start Sep 24, 2012
39Trip End Nov 02, 2012
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Spandau Citadel has had a colourful recent history where it housed prisoners under Nazi rule before the camps, them the centre for chemical experimentation during WW2, then it housed prominent war crimes prisoners including Albert Speers (Hilters architect) and Herman Hesse until he died in 1987
The Spandau fortress in under a lot of restoration; as in so much of Berlin, but has a range of displays and the fortress walls and waterways to explore. We saw the Commanders House museum, the Arsenal Museum, the Italian courtyards, and the views from lookout posts. I loved the suburb display of military helmets over the decades and was interested in the confronting chemical testing item displays. E.g. Gas masks for babies and infants.
Berlin shops needed some exploration and our minds needed some lighter relief. So the late afternoon was spent back in town where I managed to purchase some new walking shoes. Very comfortable.
Tonite we had the best German style dinner, with various meats and vegetables and not a stodgy dumpling in sight.