|Clockwise - hostel; Mandy, a new friend I met on the walking tour; my unprepared and tired feet at the end of the tour|
|Clockwise: Berlin Cathedral, Deutscher Dom, Kathe Kollwitz sculpture in Neue Wache, Altes Museum|
From Museum Island, we made our way to Checkpoint Charlie. This was an interesting experience. I can't imagine what life must have been like back during its active use.
|Left: Berlin Wall; Top Right: tip top of the Reichstag Building; Bottom Right: Brandenburg Gate|
Our next stop was the most anticipated of the entire day for me - the Berlin Wall! I had always wanted to check it out in person. While it wasn't quite as impressive as I had imagined, it was neat to be able to take a few minutes to reflect on why the wall was even there in the first place. Lots of history on this walking tour!!
|Top: Hilter's Bunker; Bottom: Holocaust Memorial|
Our tour ended nearby the Holocaust Memorial. We were able to see the area of land above the Fuherbunker where Hilter spent his last few months. This was nearby the Brandenburg Gate as well.
After the tour, Mandy and I had dinner at a nearby pub and walked back to the hostel. It had been an interesting, but long day for me. I would have enjoyed checking out the Olympiastadion, but unfortunately I had to head back to the States the next morning. Guess I'll have to check that out next time :)
Do you enjoy walking tours when you travel to new cities?
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