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  • Day2

    Berlin Free Tour

    December 18, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Jules was our guide on this tour and she operates on the concept that you pay what you think the tour and her time is worth. Sounds familiar :) and we enjoyed the tour very much and tipped her €20.00 as she was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
    First part of the tour took in the Brandenburg Gate which also traditionally was identified as a key demarcation area between East and West Germany during the Cold War years.
    It is a very impressive piece of architectural history and the most popular tourist destination in Berlin.
    During WW2 and the subsequent battle for Berlin the Brandenburg Gate was covered in bullet holes and you can see in the close up of the columns the lighter mortar repair work done to return the columns to their former glory. The bronze statue atop the gates represents a mythical triumphant victor returning back to the city after defeating an enemy in battle.
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