Beers and Bratwurst - yes they call it Berlin

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April 21st 2009
Published: April 22nd 2009EDIT THIS ENTRY

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i dont think we got enough photos of this....NOT
We spent 6 days here in Berlin and loved it. It is such a clean city, absolutely no rubbish anywhere. Our first day we spent just walking around and we were staying on Kurfurstandamm - which is the most famous shopping avenue in Berlin. We ended up finding a park that had a lake and a big open air cafe that you can hire boats to row on. We found it after getting lost for an hour and half.

We went to Sucshanhuen concentration camp which was really distrubing. another day we spent down in Potsdam which was beautiful to walk around - cobble streets. We did a walking tour that took us around the sites like Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and Berlin Dome.

The story behind how the Berlin wall came down is fascinating - long story short - the guy in charged missed a conference and then when he did a press conference they asked him questions and he couldnt answer so he half made it up on the spot.

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berlin dome

we spend many afternoons sitting on the grass here
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Beautiful lake

we randomly found this lake in the middle of a park. we ended up spending hours here as they had an open air cafe

of course we had to have a beer
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Berlin Gate

the weather was amazing and we started our walking tour here
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Hotel Adlon

this is where michael jackson hung his baby over the balcony

this is the holoucast memorial for the jewish. it was built with the design so that people can decide what they see from it
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French church

this has been rebuilt since the war but the statues on the building are all originally. when the war began they took them down and put them under ground until the war was over

24th April 2009

wow this looks like such an amazing place! it would have been so interesting seeing all the nazi stuff for real, but so sad i imagine. also, that round-a-bout is crazy insane! lol

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