Ich Bein Berliner
Trip Start Nov 27, 2012
55Trip End Jun 27, 2013
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A lot of the old buildings in Berlin have been destroyed as a result of the heavy bombing in WWII. One new area of signifigance is the Holocaust Memorial - a city square with concrete blocks of various sizes made to look like a jewish cemetary. You can walk through these blocks which become a maze and at points tower three metres above you on all sides. Below these blocks is the memorial to the holocaust
This is a brilliantly done memorial that is an extremely quiet and repectful place which highlights the plight of the six million jews who died at the hands of the Germans in WWII. It is a place well worth visiting.
For anyone who is into this period in history there is something new to see every day - Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenberg Gate, the Reichstag, Hitler's Bunker (which is now a car park!) and a museum called The Topographies des Terrors, which is a history of the German SS and the horrors they perpetrated on the people of Europe.
After all these negative reviews of history you need to lighten up a bit so what better way than to find the best chocolate shop we have ever seen!. Fasbender & Rausch. One floor of chocolate to buy and the other floor - their restaurant which only sells chocolate fare. Del was in heaven especially when they led us to the Gluten free area. Smiles all around.