Beer Really is Cheaper Than Water in Germany
Berlin Travel Blog› entry 40 of 58 › view all entries
July 5th, 2009 – by: reger1520
We met up with our other friends in front of the famed Brandenburg Gate for a free, guided walking tour we discovered. The tour started in front of the gate, led us along the line of the former Berlin Wall, through a Holocaust memorial, over Hitler's bunker where he shot himself, past Nazi architecture, past an actual section of the wall, past Humboldt University, and then finally ending at a cathedral.
The first point, Brandenburg Gate, symbolizes the unity between East and West Germany and Berlin. Our guide also pointed out the nearby Hotel Adlon, the posh hotel where the late Michael Jackson dangled his kid out of the window back in 2002. From there we saw all of the other sites. We stood on top of Hitler's bunker and had photo ops in front of the Berlin Wall. Our guide informed us about the Humboldt University and that Einstein himself had been a professor there for 12 years. Our guide was funny and knowledgable and kept us all entertained for the three and a half hour walk through Berlin. I had no idea how complex and interesting the city's history was until I took this tour.
Afterwards, we all went to a local store to pick up some drinks. At 79 cents for a half a liter, the beer we purchased was cheaper than the same amount of water, a candy bar, and a pack of gum just to name a few things.
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