Throwback Thursday #5

Berlin City Break

June 2012 – 3 years ago

I’ve hit the halfway mark with my throwback posts! This week I’m looking back on my trip to Berlin. I didn’t have much of an opinion about Germany before going, but I have to say I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back.

We went for a three-day trip this time – as there was so much we planned on seeing. We arrived at Potsdamer Platz, which is quite amazing to see because of how new the buildings are, it’s kind of like walking into a place that has been fully refurbished (which it pretty much has as it was destroyed in the Second World War). It became the biggest construction site in Europe.

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The first day consisted of a lot of running around and getting our bearings. We stayed at the ‘History Hostel’ which in all honesty looked a bit like a brothel with all of the neon lights down the hallways, but it was nice enough, and most importantly was clean. I was eager to visit the ‘largest zoo in Europe’, so we spent the afternoon wandering around enclosures for three hours, not even making it half way round. It’s on my bucket list to go back and see it all!

Day two, we were up and on the go early to visit the Bauhaus Museum. It was quite interesting, although it was more bauhaus design in furniture and buildings, than say posters. It was a shame that were were no special exhibitions going on while we were there.

Next on the list was the ‘Murdered Jews of Europe Memorial’. This was by far my favourite part of our trip. It was just so interesting! The exhibition was amazing – so well thought out and designed.

In one of the rooms was a projection playing, which displayed the names and a short biography of Jews that were murdered or were missing. In the exhibition, it said that it would take 6 years, 7 months and 27 days to listen to all of the life stories of these victims. Which I thought was pretty amazing and depressing all at the same time.

The Reichstag was a beautiful building. I’m not really one for gawking at architecture but isn’t it beautiful? It’s a government building, and when you look down the centre you can see important meetings going on, probably deciding the worlds fate or something.

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We also visited the TV tower, which of cause had brilliant views.

Day three, our final day and the day we were flying back, we went to a museum called ‘The History of Berlin’. It was a really well put together place, with a nuclear bomb shelter underneath it, which thankfully they never had to use.

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I had plans to go back to Berlin this December, but I don’t think we are going to get chance to do that now, so will just have to wait!

Oh yeah, and this happened more than once on our trip, hence knowing to take the photo…

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Creative Cowell x

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