Last day in Berlin
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Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg…
Found out that we could not book our night train. Apparently it was full. The ticket people had to tell us because the machines refused to book us. We were disappointed, but decided to leave early, around 4:50 instead for Amsterdam. We then head to book another night at an Ibis for tonight. We then headed to the Reichstag to see the dome. We waited for about an hour, but got to see great views from the top. Later, we went back to the large Jewish memorial in Berlin. This time we headed underneath and saw the museum. This was probably the best and most truthful museum on the holocaust. It is clear that Berlin is dealing and healing from their past. Now if we could get Bavaria on board.
Today we woke up and were going to head to Potsdam, but when we went to reserve our night train to Amsterdam it was totally full! We called our hotel to try to get in a night early but they just filled the last room so we booked an expensive room at the Ibis hotel at the train station and decided to take a 4:51 train to Amsterdam. We decided not to go to Potsdam and headed to central Berlin. We got in line for the Reichstag and an hour later, we were taking the lift up to the top. There were some great views of Berlin from there even though it was cloudy. The dome was also a really neat design. After this we ate a great Bavarian lunch and went to the memorial underneath the Jewish Memorial. here they have information and stories about several of the Jews murdered in World War II. It was a well put-together memorial. After this it was 3 pm so we headed back to the hostel to get our bags and check the internet and we hopped onto the train to Amsterdam. We’re on it now and should arrive around 11pm.