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Day 5: Berlin

Best of Germany

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Today was our first whole day in a place. We stayed in Berlin for 2 nights and it was amazing not having to get our cases ready this morning. We had another busy day - the rate we're going we will need a holiday to recover from this one!!

This morning we went up the TV Tower in Berlin - wow! The views were amazing and Kris actually enjoyed himself high above the rooftops. Amazing!! The views were great and you could read about each part of Berlin as they had information boards under each view point. That is such a German thing to do - everything is so organised!!

After the TV Tower we went on our optional extra for the day - Berlin Secret Past. We went to the Holocaust Memorial site, East Side Gallery, Check-Point Charlie and The Topography of Terror (Open-Air Museum). The places we visited were very eye-opening and needless to say we didn't say much while at each place. It was hard to believe that we were actually there.

We had some free time after this tour, so we decided to go back to the Open Air museum and Holocaust Memorial to spend some more time to explore the exhibits. We still didn't have enough time in the Holocaust Memorial museum, so it's on our list for next time.

We returned to our hotel exhausted after a long day exploring Berlin. We were headed out to Potsdam in the afternoon to see the Palace and have a traditional Bevarian dinner.

Potsdam was beautiful. It is a typical lake side town which has endless villas surrounding the town. These villas are actually quite cheap - so if you're in the market!! The palace was extravagant just like all the other ones we have seen so far. They sure knew how to build them back then, now ours fall down!! What's happened?! The views were great and very picturesque. Fun fact: The king was actually buried on site next to his dogs, because he liked them better than his wife! After exploring the palace grounds, we headed to our dinner.

The restaurant we ate at was straight out of a movie. By the lake, sun-setting and boats sailing past - wow!! We loved it. We decided to sit outside and enjoy some peace and quiet away from the rest of our group - it was bliss!

When we got back to our hotel we decided that it wasn't bed time yet so we headed to the bar to enjoy the live music and a few drinks. It was a great way to finish the day!

Next up: Dresden

Posted by Kris and Kayla 04:57 Archived in Germany Tagged europe

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