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Took the night train from Brussels to Berlin, I barely slept on the train. I had a hard time sleeping because I was so paranoid sharing a cochette with 5 other people. Arrived in Berlin early in the morning, found the metro and headed to the hostel.  We managed to be in Berlin the same time they were having the Berlin Marathon, this made it a bit harder to get around the city because a lot of streets were blocked off. It did bring all the good food to one area, there were several booths full of food and beer around the finish line.  After we had our fair share of food, we decided to try to do a city tour.  We decided to do the Third Reich tour today and the city tour tomorrow.

The Third Reich tour was very interesting, we learned all about Hilter and his plans.

Berlin Marathon
I was still really tired from the night train so I had a hard time keetping up, which was a same because our guide was really good.  He took us to all the major points: Holocaust Memorial, Hilter's bunker, SS Headquarters, Topography of Terror, and Jewish Synagoge.  Each place had so much history, it was pretty intense seeing everything.  After the tour we walked around the city and explored a bit before grabbing some dinner at this awesome Doner Kebab place.

The next day we did the Bike tour of the city, which gave us a better look at of the city.  It probably would have been better do this tour first because it gave a general overview of everything. We saw some of the same sites we had seen yesterday with the Third Reich tour but with a broader historical look.  Some additional sites we saw was the book burning memorial, which was an underground book shelf that would hold the amount of books that were burned that day.  We also saw Checkpoint Charlie, which had a post with the words "You are now entering the American sector. Our last stop was at the Reichstag building, which is the home of German's Parliment. 




 

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Berlin Marathon
Berlin Marathon
Brandenburg Tor
Brandenburg Tor
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
Parking lot that was the site of H…
Parking lot that was the site of …
Berlin wall
Berlin wall
Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
Jewish Synagoge
Jewish Synagoge
Brandenburg Tor at night
Brandenburg Tor at night
Book burning memorial
Book burning memorial
Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie
Reichstag
Reichstag
Reichstag
Reichstag
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial
Inside the Reichstag
Inside the Reichstag
Inside the Reichstag
Inside the Reichstag
Berlin
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