15.11.2012 2 °C
Today was a busy busy day for us!!!! From seeing sights to me singing drops of Jupiter in dunkin' doughnuts which i have self filmed footage of, causei know all my fans out there want to see that :p Berlin had heaps of sights we wanted to vist, the city is so huge that all the sights are everywhere!!!! So today we tried to do what we can until we felt warn out, which we have been feeling heaps, super super tired already at this stage of the trip :p But we set out to see some museum some sights and strive for the best. Seeing i was up at 5:00 in the morning, i hit the gym. After getting my self all pumped up from the gym i was ready for a ful day Berlin. Breakfast started at 6:30 so we were right down there at 6:30. Due to the wide selection of breakfast, i eat so much, starting with the eggs and bacon, then moving on to the cherry yoghurt and fruit salad, the coffee with assorted pastries. Amanda on the other hand sticks to her vanilla yoghurt and at the moment is sick of eating eggs and bacon :p
Utilising our time and free food and breakfast we or i did, ate as much as i could, and we planed our day that was ahead of us. We set out everything we wanted to see today and in true german efficiency, coursed the best route on how to see all the sights, to how we will be traveling to each site. With the day planed, and three apples, some dried biscuits, some tea packets pinched from the breakfast buffet we set out on our adventure of berlin. The first site we saw was the Brandenburg Gate, luckily we got a cab there, because google maps thinks it is in the river. It is a very cool and huge, also right near the gate is the hotel where Michael Jackson dangled his baby from.......we got some shots of that hotel as well :p
So after seeing this two attractions, it was time for some hot chocolate and sining as you do in dunkin' doughnuts. warming our selves up from the chilling cold outside, it was our first real cold day today, temperature of around 2 degrees. Once warm we set cours for the Reichstag, wanting to go inside and see this very cool and historical building, but was unable there is no guided tours in english anymore during and what sucked it was for free as well! So we only saw it from the outside, but it still is a very cool building thats for sure! Next our journey lead us onto a bit of a walk to checkpoint charlie, but while walking decided to go to typography of terror because we were cold and walking against the wind making it colder.
We arrived just when typography of terror opened, a very cool museum, located where the Gestapo and SS headquarters was in Berlin. The museum went from pre to post war information on the nazi regime and the brutal acts they did. From documents such as the minutes of the meeting when the final solution was discussed to documents on communists who have been arrested by the nazi's where on display, pictures and information on different section of the nazi regime as well as its hierarchy. Was so much information, in the end it was information overload!!!! The outside area of the museum, had the berlin wall still up and bellow it, had the original basement wall still standing on where Nazi officials in the headquarters will go for when an air raid siren went off.
(This is me pretending an air raid siren went off :p)
Next stop was to see checkpoint charlie, was a quick stop, as there wasn't much else there :p Like we saw the checkpoint got some photos, but yeah :p So we did that.......now here is a photo of it :p
There was some little souvenir stores there, so we had a look through them, i felt like i was going to break something with wearing the backpack :p They had some cool little things, like soviet badges, soviet hats, gas masks, soviet army apparel and other random stuff.
We had some lunch at really nice caffe, while we had quick rest as our next two stops where the Pergamon Museum and the DDR Museum. The Pergamon Museum was based on ancient history and had old artefacts in its collection. Seeing this didn't intrest us at all the tickets were only like 4 euros each, and we were already there we got tickets and did the quickest view of the collection on offer. With entering the first room, we thought that this huge museum on had on room and we had seen it all, but we were wrong finding the door to the exhibition :p We just did a quick walk through, with me saying wonderful in a thick german accent (an awful accent according to amanda) and amanda joined in a couple of times, then i touched a few things and we were being watched by the security guard who gave me a dirty look, then we left :p Just wasn't our type of thats all. museum
(this was the main entrance to the museum these massive ancient steps not sure what era or what not because all the info was in german and we didn't find the need to get the english guided tour audio)
The next and last museum of the day, was the DDR museum, this was a very cool museum. Show all the products of the communist germany. With all if them you where able to touch them. Was a really great museum really interactive with great interesting facts and information. You were able to see Traban, an communist manufactured car and sit inside it.
All in all was a very good day, really exhausted and tired while writing this i am about to fall asleep, so night night :p