Thursday, 10 October 2013

Berlin, Germany

13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th of September

We arrived in the wonderful Berlin in the late afternoon and hung out at our (huge) hostel before heading out to wander around the city. 

The line of the Berlin Wall!

The next day, we headed off on a walking tour from the Brandeburg Gate. We had an awesome Aussie tour guide who made it such fun.

We headed to the Holocaust memorial which was intriguing and moving.

The car park that now resides over Hitler's bunker.

Remains of the Berlin Wall.

The site of the book burnings.

In the afternoon Bridg and I had a huge day of planning and had curry wurst for dinner! Bridget ran into a mutual friend from back home who's traveling with three friends. SO nice to hang out with some Aussie's our age!

The next day we went on a day trip to Sachsenhausen. We caught the train out, which was really intense because it was the same train line they used to send people out to the camp.

It was very moving, confronting and intense. We didn't talk, almost at all.

On the way back to the city, we jumped off our train early and visited the beautiful Sunday markets. I had the best gozleme ever and we watched mass karaoke!

Today I headed out to the Pergamon Museum. We saw the Pergamon Altar and the Market Gate of Miletus which were Ah-Mazing.

I met up with Bridget, Damien (Melbourne), Jessi (Melbourne) and the girls from the Central Coast and visited the Topography of Terror Museum which was one of my favourite museums here in Berlin. Then we visited Check point Charlie and had the best waffles EVER.

In the evening we stayed up talking and drinking and laughing.

The next day we had a late start before heading out to explore the German History Museum. It was so dense with information! So many great artifacts!

Next we tried to hunt down some thrift shops before hitting the East Side Gallery! It was a highlight of Berlin, and my trip.

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