Beer Really is Cheaper Than Water in Germany

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Me in front of the Brandenburg Gate
After a noon wake up and a breakfast/lunch of bratwurst, we made our way back into the city. The Sleep Cheap is located on the outskirts of greater Berlin. Its immidiate location is on a loud, construction filled avenue and has a fire truck pass about every five minutes it seems. The surrounding area is a nice, quiet neighborhood with a great local pizza shop that we have visited multiple times. A fresh, handmade personal pizza cost only three €.

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.
Hotel Adlon, where Michael Jackson dangled his kid


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.
The Holocaust Memorial
We spent the night chatting and meeting other people at Marisa and Evelyn's hostel. It was such a relaxing night that we didn't realize what time it was. We made our way to the S Bahn station only to discover that the night train we had taken after the pub crawl only operates on Friday's and Saturday's. We met two girls in the same situation and we all split a cab. Unfortunately, the cab driver dropped us off near our hostel, but in an area we had never seen. We wandered through the quaint neighborhood in search of both our hostel and any sign of life. After nearly an hour, we finally made it back, just as the sun was coming up yet again. We spend all day on the sixth sleeping, resting, and recovering from our Berlin adventures.
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Me in front of the Brandenburg Gate
Me in front of the Brandenburg Gate
Hotel Adlon, where Michael Jackson…
Hotel Adlon, where Michael Jackso…
The Holocaust Memorial
The Holocaust Memorial
Walking through the memorial
Walking through the memorial
RIP
RIP
The Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall
Me trying to climb the wall (or at…
Me trying to climb the wall (or a…
The Cathedral with the Berlin TV t…
The Cathedral with the Berlin TV …
Berlin
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