Berlin for 25th Anniversary of the Wall Coming Down
Was able to go to Berlin with some friends and it just so happened to be the 25th anniversary of the wall coming down. Berlin is a really interesting city filled with history and it was nice because my roommate is German so he could explain some of the history behind the city and how the Germans view their past.
Holocaust Memorial. When you walk into it, you feel lost and confused. Supposed to represent the confusion amongst the prisoners. The memorial itself is ironic because the stone is sprayed with a chemical that doesn’t allow graffiti to stick…..however the company that makes the chemical is the same company that made the gas for the gas chambers at the concentration camps.
For all of the Pop Culture fans out there…Michael Jackson hung his kid out one of the windows in this hotel….
Checkpoint Charlie. Section of the wall controlled by Western Allies
East Side Gallery. Part of the Wall that is still standing today and was painted by artists from all over the world. The white balloons were all throughout the city where the wall used to stand for the anniversary.
Main stage commemorating the anniversary. Extremely crowded
Wasn’t in Bavaria…but could still find the greatest meal on the planet. Pork shank, cabbage, and dumplings.
Remnants of the wall. You could see the different architecture styles from the Soviets (East Germany) and the Germans (West Germany).