Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Walking Tour Through Berlin through Photos

If you cannot make it to Berlin anytime soon, please allow me take you on a little walking tour through one of my favorite European cities via my travel photos. Berlin is my favorite big cities in Europe right now especially because it is incredibly International and it is quite easy to get around speaking and reading English. The people are fun, happy friendly, educated, classy, and energetic. This is a veritable hot spot for any jet setting cosmopolitan on the go when visiting Europe. Paris and London and Madrid are great, but Berlin is all of that plus it is noticeably more affordable and friendly than those others. Berlin is incredibly flat and makes for easy walking from all the eye popping landmarks. Since World War II and the bombing There are museums and walk from eye popping historical landmark to eye popping historical landmark then Berlin is your place. The Gay scene is booming, well organized and friendly, there is an incredibly active nightlife and they turn it out every which way to Sunday around holiday weekends. The modern and present Berlin reminds me of the roaring twenties of the Wiemar Republic but much better, it's like Wiemar 2.0. Proof of this is taking a stroll down it's famous Gay neighborhood Schoneburg which was essentially destroyed by the Nazis and rebuilt since the end of the war. Shoneburg is a must do and can easily rival some of the best Gayborhoods on Earth.
 The Bundestag or the German Parliament House
 Brendan in front of Brandenburg Gate
 Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
 Brendan's hand touching the Holocaust Memorial, very powerful.
 Statue of German Literature giant Goethe
 Checkpoint Charlie, best known crossing point between 
East and West Berlin from 1961 to 1989
 Berlin Wall Art
The Red Star of East Germany Communism that failed
Brendan walking along a long piece of preserved Berlin Wall
at the site of the former Gestapo Part Headquarters ruins.  
The ruins of the former Gestapo Party Headquarters 
the tallest structure in Germany at 368 Meters highest structure
 Deutsches Historisches Museum or the German Historical Museum
Book burning memorial at the Bebelplatz in Berlin.
The plaque with a quote from German-Jewish poet Heinrich Heine “Dort, wo man B├╝cher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen": "Where they burn books, they will also burn people."

Stolperstein or Stumbling Stones, small bronze cobblestone markers in front of a single person who fell victim to the Nazism. There are over 10,000 around the streets of Europe
 Old Jewish Cemetery in Berlin
 Doors of the Neue Synagogue or New Synagogue in Berlin

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