Berlin, a history nerd’s oasis.

DSC_0179The main station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof.DSC_0004The first thing I did in Berlin, grab a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks!DSC_0008Ampelmann! This cute little guy was used in the former East Berlin as a crossing symbol. Now it is still used and you can always tell when you are in East and West Berlin, whether Ampelmann is there or not.DSC_0028The double brick line signifies where the Berlin Wall used to stand, since only some sections were preserved.DSC_0036The Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate)DSC_0039The outside of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.DSC_0046Walking through the outside of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.DSC_0060DSC_0072DSC_0071The site where Hitler committed suicide. His bunker is underneath the walkway and could not be destroyed because it is 4 meters thick of concrete walls (bomb proof) The German’s decided not to memorialize the site because they did not want to bring supporters or to bring any negativity back to Berlin. His bunker is now home to sewage and it is a popular place to walk your dog so they may pee and poo where he died.IMG_1775The outside of the Reichstag Building.IMG_1801DSC_0092The Dome of the Reichstag Building.DSC_0104Inside the Dome!DSC_0105DSC_0109Inside the Dome, underneath the vortex looking structure is where German parliament sits.DSC_0118On the terrace of the Reichstag Building, looking over the city.DSC_0126Walking down the Berlin Wall on the East Side Gallery, a one mile stretch of the wall filled with modern art and graffiti.DSC_0129DSC_0132DSC_0133DSC_0135DSC_0142DSC_0148DSC_0146DSC_0155Visiting Checkpoint Charlie, the entrance and exit from the American West side to the Communist East Berlin side during the Cold War.DSC_0158DSC_0159DSC_0180We quickly stopped for some Currywurst a popular German fastfood! A hot dog type sausage, boiled instead of grilled, topped with a special ketchup with curry spice on top!DSC_0210The Berlin Cathedral and the fall leaves.DSC_0218

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