It is so nice there, such nice modern buildings and I loved that the city had so much history to it, what with the Nazis and then the Berlin Wall. It was nice as I'm taking History for my GCSE and continuing with it at A level and it's about Nazi Germany - before and after. So here are a few pictures of the city that I thought you might like:
In Alexanderplatz. I liked the mixture of old and new put together. I took this while waiting for this tour bus thing that went around the whole city which was nice for as the weather was so nice outside...not.
This is the Brandenburg Gate - restored after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This is the best photo I got as there was a Gay Pride March happening on the other side which my parents didn't want to go towards....
This is the famous government building of Germany, the Reichstag. I wanted to go in it but we found you had to book ahead :S
Nice building though.
Checkpoint Charlie. This was a checkpoint for the US border during the times with the Berlin Wall and is now a memorial for those that died during that time from the 1961 to 1990.
This double bricked line runs throughout the city and is a reminder of where the Berlin Wall used to be. There is now only three places where you can see the Berlin Wall: Postsdamer Platz (the main plaza in Berlin), the History Museum and this special Berlin Wall musesum outside the city. It's been sold to billionaires and people like that since. Apparently you can get it on eBay...
It may look sunny....and it was...but freezing.
This is the Holocaust Memorial. I'm yet to understand what all the bricks mean to those that died because they vary in height and they slope up and down....but still it was an impressive site when you rounded the corner...
It was so nice there and I'm so glad I went. The only problem was the weather. Yes, it didn't rain and the sun was out but it was -11 all the time there. Yes, that's not 11 degrees, I MEAN -11 DEGREES every single day. I think this picture by a part of the Berlin Wall of me fully describes how the coldness felt there:
|Yes...it was THAT cold.|
Have a great weekend everyone! :)