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The plan for today was a lie in to start with :) We were both wrecked from the early start on Friday, all the walking and the cycling. And letz not forget, shopping is terribly exhausting too. At 11am we finally crawled out of bed and the weather was not great but we had planned to visit a few sights we saw on Saturdays tour, so off we went.
First stop was Unter den Linden to go to the Reichstag. We stopped a cafe for breakfast, obviously a touristy place but there wasn't much else around and we were hungry. Just as well that we chose this restaurant as it started lashing rain! The breakfast was very nice and then we went to check out the queue at the Reichstag. Thankfully the queue wasn't too bad an we started queueing. We were waiting for just over an hour and in we went.
When we left, the weather wasn't too bad for about 20 minutes. That's when we got to Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse where the Topographie des Terrors is located. The headquarters of the SS were located here and excavations in the 80's revealed cellars where thousands of victims were imprisoned and tortured . It houses an exhibition of photographs and documents today. For more information visit http://www.
Checkpoint Charlie and the Museum are just around the corner and we went over there for a look. The museum was packed and we had a hard time seeing everything. The most interesting part of the museum is the exhibition about escapes from the former east. It houses a lot of the original objects used in those escapes and it is very interesting to read about it. This is only one part of the exhibition, there is lots more to see if you have the patience shuffling through the museum.
It was already getting dark and we planned to take it easy and go to the cinema. There is an IMAX cinema on Potsdamer Platz in the Sony Centre and we went to see a movie about life in the sea. It was great :) The Sony Centre is impressive! Again it was too dark to take many pictures but I tried my best. Everything except the cinema and the restaurants were closed already. We went for dinner after the cinema and then back to the hotel again as we had an early start the next day.