Berlin Travel Blog› entry 5 of 42 › view all entries
October 17th, 2007 – by: erinontour
Then in the evening I got on a bus for the overnight trip to Berlin - as always, not a lot of fun, but it gets the job done. I felt surprisingly okay for the rest of the day, and spent the afternoon on a free walking tour around Berlin - saw lots of the significant sights and certainly learnt a lot about the history of Berlin & things that happened during the war & when the wall was up.
Yesterday I took a day trip with a Canadian couple I met at the hostel out to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp / Memorial.
In the evening a little group including an Australian couple went out ostensibly to find some music. We didn't end up finding anywhere satisfying, and instead watched a laser/fireworks show & drank some German beer (yes, even I drank beer!).
Today I managed to cram in as many depressing info-overload sites as possible: a wall memorial and church, the information centre for the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, and the Topography of Terrors exhibit.
I did break the day in the middle with a stop at the Reichstag - the German parliament building - which you can go up and look out across Berlin from their roof-top terrace (they do have a glass dome you can go up usually, but it was closed for cleaning this week). And I also took a wander through the Tiergarten - full of lots of beautiful autumn trees above & perfectly crunchy leaves underfoot.
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