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  • Day8


    July 3 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today we went to the German Bundestag (the German government building) we climbed up the big dome and it was amazing the view was spectacular. We also took an audio guide which told us all about the buildings we could see from the view. We also enjoyed some breakfast while there. It was an amazing experience!Read more

  • Day9

    Gropius bau/Eastside Gallery/ICE CREAM

    July 4 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today we visited 2 different galleries and both were amazing! The Gropius Bau was a big and beautiful building filled with lots of diverse art. We visited a digital museum and a photography museum. The east side gallery is an outdoor gallery along the remains of the Berlin Wall. There were many different amazing paintings with a wide variety!
    We also got a bit peckish so decided to get an ice cream, the place we went to made the ice cream in the shape of a rose! It was amazing and the ice cream was absolutely delicious.
    Such a great last day in Berlin!
    Thanks some much to the hotel Rome for having us here in Berlin!
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  • Day6

    Empty shelves...

    March 11 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    One of the most powerful monuments I have seen. A hole in the ground with empty bookshelves and a plaque with the below quote from Heinrich Heine.
    "Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen"
    "Where they burn books, they will in the end also burn people."

    Located at Bebelplatz, where book burning took place in May 1933.

    ****Second photo taken from Google as it was too dark to get a good photo of the shelves.****
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  • Day39

    German Historical Museum

    September 8, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Strolled down the Unter de Linden, as one does, looking for the German Historical Museum.
    Finally found this place by standing out the front and wondering where it was. By way I’d excuse it is covered in scaffolding.
    Fantastic place, one of the best laid out and comprehensive we’ve ever seen. And you will all admit that we do a LOT of museums.

    Just as importantly it has a very good cafe and excellent toilets. Two attributes that are assuming greater and greater importance as time moves on.

    Had a fantastic extension out the back (More latter) by I.E. Pei, he of the Louvre pyramid. The man has museums sown up.

    Went to a special exhibition called “Saving- History of A German Virtue”.

    We are able to hear the laugher from here but it was very good and thought provoking. Saving vs investment. Think on this a bit. You know who you are.
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  • Day45

    Big Day in Berlin

    October 18, 2017 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    After a relaxed first day in Berlin, it was time to do some sightseeing. Got a 48 hour Welcome card with discounts and free travel.

    Navigated the S-bahn to the German History Museum. Found a really nice Christmas shop on the way. Very tempting. Museum was really good - covered events from early days to today. Seeing that span of history made us realize the sheer number of wars (and that's wars, not battles) that have happened. Crazy.

    Then a currywurst and fries with a beer in the sun. Such a nice day!

    Walked to see the Brandenburger Gate and Reichstag. Continued on. Missed a memorial which we'll come back to tomorrow hopefully.

    Stopped for oven fresh pretzel (soooo good) and then some delicious ice cream (loving the pistachio flavour).

    Then took train to the Topography of Terror - where the Gestapo headquarters (and etc.) were housed.

    They estimated that, in the end, 400,000 Germans were involved with the Nazi regime. The result of the regime (apart from the wider war) was a massive death toll (6 million Jewish, 500,000 Romas, and so many Polish prisoners of war, mentally ill or physically disabled German citizens), families torn apart and people displaced. Sobering.

    Especially sobering when you realize how many Nazi's escaped justice and how many served only a small fraction of their sentences (eg. just 3-4 years) - even if they were personally responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. Some even went on to have positions of power again....

    Interesting to see a German perspective - many Germans in the post war years saw the trials as "victor's trials" - basically a chance to judge them on the basis that they had lost the war vs the actual crimes against humanity that had been committed. Because if it had been the latter, then the people responsible for the bombings of Dresden (killing so many German civilians) and other atrocities would also have had consequences to face.

    Was also interesting to see how the general German populace shifted the blame to officials when faced with the reality of Nazi regime, and were more preoccupied with their own sufferings - especially in East Germany. Though culpable ownership of that terrible history is clearly taken now.

    Then a trek to find a board game shop. This one with a big collection and also the ability to rent games for €3/$5 per day. May have gotten a bit lost (Wade's bad) but got there in the end. Then metro back to home and had some delicious and cheap Turkish (has been one of our favourite foods so far in Germany - not that we've had a particularly large range).

    Then we played the rented board game (Ascension expansion) and had another beer ($1 for 500ml from the supermarket!). A good if rather long day.
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  • Day1

    10 Tage bis Abflug

    September 20, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    In 10 Tagen sitzen wir im Flieger nach Australien, die Kängurus besuchen. Hoffentlich!.... denn wir fliegen mit Air Berlin, da weiß man ja im Moment gar nicht so genau, ob es die in 10 Tagen noch gibt oder die Piloten überhaupt Lust haben zu fliegen. Dennoch, die Vorfreude ist größer als die Bedenken...wird schon alles jutjehen.

    Wir werden von Berlin nach Abu Dhabi und von dort weiter nach Sydney fliegen. Dann haben wir acht Wochen Zeit, um die Ostküste von Australien zu bereisen. Acht Wochen zu dritt unterwegs, keine Arbeit, kein Alltag, keine Masterarbeit, kein Zeitdruck nur Sonne, Strand, leckeres Essen, viel Zeit und Schlaaaaaaf! Die letzten Wochen waren reichlich anstrengend.

    Gestern haben wir schon mal probegepackt. Beim ersten Mal, oh je, stand noch eine ganze Menge draußen, obwohl die Koffer bereits voll waren (das kenne ich so ähnlich sonst nur von meinen Konto in der Mitte des Monats ;)), wir haben dann noch mal überlegt und überlegt und aussortiert und schließlich hat alles gepasst. Juhuuu. Ich werte das als gutes Zeichen :)

    Luise und Leo sind gestern krank geworden, schnief. Allerdings bedeutet das ja, dass sie spätestens zu Reisebeginn wieder fit sind, Daumen drück.....
    Ich konnte in den letzten Wochen meine Shopping-Lust mal so richtig ausleben, glaubt man gar nicht, was man auf so einer Reise alles braucht oder glaubt zu brauchen... wenn ich Leo das Shopping überlassen hätte, wären wir auf jeden Fall wesentlich günstiger weggekommen. Gut, jetzt haben wir hoffentlich alles, heute noch den Selfie-Stick und die Angelsehne, für die eventuelle Eventualität, dass man das Moskitonetz nicht über dem Bett befestigen kann, bestellt und dann kann es losgehen, wir sind vorbereitet!
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