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Published: June 22nd 2017
A square just off the Unter den Linden, made famous as the Berlin site of Nazi student book-burning on the night of 10 May 1933.
In 1995 an interesting memorial was built on the site. It is a small, bare underground room, with empty bookshelves lining the walls: enough to hold the 20,000 books burned that night. The room is viewed through a large glass skylight set flush with the cobbles of the square. Interesting and thought provoking!
Geo: 53.6245, 11.4187
Today a 30min meandering walk to view the exhibits at the Neues Museum on Berlin's Museum Island.
Then drive back to Hamburg via the impressive Schwerin Palace, a grand ducal residence and seat. Unfortunately we missed the guided tour and made do with an audio commentary via headphones.
We lost half an hour during the drive due to a traffic jam resulting from an inexplicable transition from autobahn to a single lane road ending at a set of traffic lights. This was never going to work but it did not appear to be temporary situation, and we were left wondering at the logic of the road planners.
Irritatingly, intersections controlled by traffic lights do not have lights on the far side of the intersection. If you're stopped at the lights at the front of the line you have to crane your neck to watch for the change of lights on your side of the intersection. And half the time, the lights are directly behind the rear-view mirror!
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