Berlin Day 2

I visited Berlin in June 2016.

I woke early day 2 and decided to revisit many of the sites I had walked past the night before, this time in friendlier light with less crowds to get some better photos.

Brandenburg Gate.

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Holocaust Memorial.

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Hitler’s bunker.

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Gendarmenmarkt.

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Reflections in the Spree.

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Berliner Dom.

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St Marienkirche and Berliner Fernsehturm.

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More reflections in the Spree.

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A Berlin favorite, the traffic light man!

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Impressive construction.

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The beautiful walk along the Spree.

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In the afternoon I immersed myself in some history, firstly some cold war history at the Berlin Wall memorial and then some Holocaust history at the Topography of Terror. Germany is very honest about its history and the visits were quite sobering.

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From there I took a quick trip out to Charlottenburg, which has a fabulous Rathaus and the Charlottenburg Palace and gardens. There was a bit of renovation going on at the palace so not the best for photos. The gardens were extensive and stunning.

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By this time I was tired, having started at around 5am and returned to my hotel for a rest before heading out for dinner and some night sights. This time back past Gendarmenmarkt, Potsdamer platz and some more wall remnants, and Checkpoint Charlie, which would have to be the most underwhelming historic site ever. Great gelato at Potsdamer platz.

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That was a big day!

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