I love Berlin and am honestly sad I am not there right now! Berlin is an incredible city – filled with history, culture and nice people. From the moment I stepped off the bus I loved it and felt at home.
While there, we went on a walking tour of the city. The guide (a Canadian!) was amazing – his passion for the city was contagious. There is so much to see and explore there and there are so many things I have to still see.
The Jewish District (surprisingly, religious monuments and buildings were left in tact):
A grafitti-filled wall, part of the rebellions during the Cold War.
The German Parliament (you may notice that there is a clear bubble at the top – to indicate that the German government will always be open – and that people are always watching them).
Having fun on the long-walk:
Checkpoint Charlie, one of the guarded stations during the Cold War:
Part of the Berlin Wall (not as tall as I would have imagined):
Another part of the wall (the largest section still standing). After the wall came down, this section was refurbished and painted by artists.
Brandenburg Gate (the city gate):
With us girls in it 🙂
The hotel from which Michael Jackson infamously hung his small child (Blanket) off the balcony. A little “modern day” celebrity history:
The site of Hitler’s bunker and place of death:
The Jewish Memorial in Berlin:
Last dinner in Berlin:
Berlin came and went way too fast! I definitely want to return there at some point in the next year or so. 🙂