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24 September – Berlin

We headed up to the Jewish museum which due to the Jewish New Year Roshashana celebrations was closed 🙁 major bummer because it is supposed to be one of the best in Europe. With the museum closed we wandered back towards checkpoint and down to the wall where the “topography of terror” exhibition documenting Nazi crimes is located, had another good look at the Berlin wall and touched it.

We headed to Potsdamer Platz Europe’s busiest square before W.W.II, and was occupied by the wall and death strip until reunification and then over to Alexander Platz to watch the running marathon, there must have been 30,000 plus in it, it was really huge. After managing to navigate our way around the runners and barricades we found the Anne Frank museum which was great and bummed us out more about missing out on the one in Amsterdam.

We grabbed a yummy pork bbq roll thing for lunch around the berliner dome and wandered back through the finishing runners to the Reichstag and down through Tiergarten Park, the huge city park stretching west from Brandenburger Tor. In the middle, the Siegessäule Victory column) was built to commemorate 19th Century Prussian military adventures.

All walked out we got dinner and headed for home to pack.

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