Last day in Berlin
Trip Start Mar 18, 2012
39Trip End Apr 25, 2012
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Our last day in Berlin. Seemed to go by so quickly; I cannot believe we have already spent almost 6 days here. Today we visited the "Story of Berlin" museum- a privately owned exhibition of the city's history. I would guess that if you are a fan of seeing actual historical artifacts rather than multi-media presentations of history; the Stadt Museums Berlin would be a better choice but unfortunately we did not visit that during this trip. Even so, the story of Berlin was interesting. We took a tour through an underground bunker that was built as part of a parking stucture in the mid 70s for civil defense against the atomic bomb. Made you think...what were we thinking then about suriving the A-Bomb? The bunker was supposed to hold 3600 people but realistially would have probably been more suited for a third of that and even then only for 2 weeks. Brought those memories of the cold war back
Afterward, we rode the S-Bahn around the city which made for a nice tour around the old East Berlin and West Berlin surroundings.
We are eating WAY too much, but still stopped at the little Netto Discount supermarket near our apartment and bought some bratwurst which I cooked for dinner with nice rolls and of course dark beer for me. Packing and cleaning up so we can leave tomorrow for Prague. Just when we had learned the public transport system here...and we also now have to figure out our money in Czech Krona rather than Euros, I am not good at math so an exchange rate of 18,5 Krona to 1 US dollar will not be easy for me. At least with Euros, I just have to tack on about a third more to think in my head how many dollars it is costing me. More to follow tomorrow