Hello!

For the Easter Holidays, we went to Berlin! We went with a group of 5 other people. We stayed in a super cute AirBnB that was reasonably central to get us to where we needed, and comfortably hosted all 7 of us .

On our first night in Berlin, we went to Hofbräuhaus München for a schnitzel and some beer. We got to listen to a live band sing some songs in German and generally had a great time.

On the second day, Jacob and I did a Fat Tire Bike tour, (https://www.fattiretours.com/berlin). We decided on the Day City Tour, which was around 4.5 hours, but well worth the time. We went to so many different places, and learnt a lot about the history of Berlin and more! We visited the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews, the Reichstag (the parliament building), a section of the Berlin Wall, a guard tower near the Berlin Wall, the library where the Nazis burned approximately 20,000 books at Bebelplatz and so much more! 

Following our bike tour, Jacob and I did our own little tour and went to the Currywurst Museum, and got to try a bit of Currywurst. We explored East Berlin, got lost and then found an amazing little burger joint which was well worth getting lost and frustrated.

On the 1st of April, we did a tour of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp (http://originalberlintours.com/tours/free-original-berlin-sachsenhausen-concentration-camp-memorial-tour/). It was a really sobering and somber tour. It was a 6-hour tour, that started off with us walking the same path that the PoW took. Once we got into the camp, we got shown the Punishment Cells, Gas Chambers, Guard Tower A, Exception Ground, The ‘Pit’, and more. They use the tour and Sachsenhausen Memorial as a reminder of the horrors that happened in the 20th Century.

Overall, we had a really good time and would suggest doing Berlin if you ever get the chance!

 

Much love,

xxx