"Ich bin ein Berliner"

Apr 17, 2013

My wife and I decided to concentrate our last Europe trip in Berlin as we had a wedding a few days later in Bonn. Berlin is such a diverse melting pot (as any major city) of religions, cultures, ethnicities, etc. This typically means you can find very authentic food from various regions in a small area - which is typically my goal when traveling.

We experienced a totally different vibe in Berlin than the rest of Germany and really experienced the "underground" life when visiting our friend Gilad. He took us to some cool cafes, bars, and shortly after took us to an amazing burger joint (nothing like "American" food in Germany).

After walking around the streets, we came across one of the most impactful sites of this trip - the Holocaust Memorial. This memorial is absolutely huge and was difficult to fathom the true scale of the site until fully submerged between the blocks. After walking through memorial, we went into the actual museum below. The museum was no exception for the impact as it was very personal and helped identify those who were murdered during this time. An abundance of names, pictures, stories were told in each room. This memorial should be a must on everyone’s bucket list as it is such a well thought out reminder to never repeat this horrific historical mistake again.

Here are some of the pictures of our voyage, I hope you enjoy!

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