I’ll admit it. I was ignorant about Berlin, Germany. I guess I just pictured the Cold War and thought it wouldn’t be something I’d enjoy. Boy was I wrong! So wrong, that I wish we could’ve spent more time there.
I love it when I visit a place that is not only beautiful, but also offers up a history lesson that I didn’t realize I needed. We only visited for a day, and it was perfection. The weather was spot on, and we were able to wander through the city to discover all that it had to offer.
There were so many “oh my gosh!” moments for my husband and me. We took a tour to see the very apparent difference between West and East Berlin–even all these years later.
The ghost line of the Berlin wall runs through the entire city. We were in awe as we walked freely from side to side thinking about how many people would’ve been killed to do the same years ago.
We also saw the site of the book burning at the Bebelplatz. The memorial was an underground library at the site. So very cool to see this.
The bear became a symbol of Berlin, and we loved spotting the different variations of him through the city.
And this Halocaust Memorial was one of the most moving I have been too. Again, we wandered on our own just taking it all in.
I was able to have a geek-out moment when we saw that the Ante Nationalgalerie was hosting an Impressionist art exhibit. It is my favorite art, and I couldn’t believe it was being showcased while we were there!
Case in point? This is me geeking out. It was amazing to see their brush strokes! Their signatures! Ugh. Love you, Claude.
There is SO MUCH more I could share about Berlin, but know that I wasn’t overly thrilled about visiting…and then I was hardcore proven WRONG. It was beautiful AND historical. I highly recommend!