Even though it has been almost two months since TL and I returned home from our trip, I am loving looking through the pictures and reliving our time in Europe. One of our favorite Countries is Germany. We really enjoy the food, beer, and culture. It's also a Country that is jam-packed with history. Obviously, it's not a great history, but it's an important one.
Berlin was nearly destroyed during the World War 2. Driving around the city, it is easy to see parts of the city that are still broken. There were bullet holes on the exteriors of some building, half destroyed statues, and museums everywhere you turn. It's a city that has come through a lot, even since the Berlin Wall. If you have any interest in History... this place is full of it. We learned so much while we were there.
We did the Berlin City Tour bus and it worked well for us. They have live guides and it makes it super nice to ask questions. I have had to split up my posts about this city because it had so many things I needed to take pictures of... but here is a taste of Berlin...
It's truly amazing to see this (The Brandenburg Gate). This gate has seen so much... it was eerie to see postcards with the Nazi Party marching beneath it and then minutes later walk freely under it.
The biggest and most expensive central train station in Europe... it cost almost 1 Billion Euro to build!
The city tour bus we took!
We ate here twice... the food was traditional German and it was delicious!
A truly beautiful city... we loved Berlin. We did a lot in the 5 days we were there!! We stayed at the Westin Berlin and it was in fairly close walking distance to a lot of great parts of the city. If you go, I recommend staying there. Can't wait to share more.