Gosh, trains in Europe are amazing! I love that you can just show up, get on a train, and in a few hours you’re in a completely different country. Every time we land in a new place I love that each country can look and feel so different.
Today we landed in landed in Berlin. I’m sure you all remember learning about WWII in history class, but in Berlin they remember it everyday. Dan and I realized this even more as we took a walking tour of the city (via an iphone app). It seemed every description read something like… this building was rebuilt after the war. Berlin is very much a new city compared to it’s neighbors. Along our walking tour we saw the Brandenburger Tor and the Reichstag (P.S. If you want to go to the top you must reserve your place three days prior to your visit. We didn’t know so we were unable to go.) As our tour continued also saw various government buildings, walked the famous boulevard, Unter den Linden, saw tons of memorials, museums, and cathedrals. Because of the split it seemed Berlin had just about two of everything.
There’s so much to do and see in Berlin, but with our time limited we stuck to the tourist stuff. We’re told that Berlin has an excellent nightlife and someday we’ll have to come back to fully experience the city.
Sorry this post is so short… so much to see so little time to write 🙂