Berlin – Day 2

We started the day with an interesting coach tour of the city highlights.

The first stop was at the Holocaust Memorial, a large abstract artwork of concrete blocks at various levels, with a museum underneath:

Next was a Platz with various rebuilt (as most old buildings in Berlin) churches and a concert hall:

Then a long section of the Berlin Wall that is now used as an art display:

And then a different section of the wall that was left more or less as it was, though fenced to prevent any more souvenirs being taken:

We had a tour of various government buildings, then stopped at the Victory Monument in the Tiergarten:

Then we finished the tour and were able to stop for a well earned beer and lunch in Potsdamer Platz:

In the afternoon, we walked out of the city through various parks, including a section by the Technical Museum with some very disused railway lines:

A different park had a lovely waterfall:

Then we got to the Berlin Airlift memorial at Luftbr├╝cke Platz:

Then on the U-BAHN to Checkpoint Charlie – a rather fake cabin and dressed up soldiers for the tourists:

And then back to our hotel! An interesting day.

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