Jan 22 – Berlin

Jan 22 Tuesday

Today my step counter reads 19265 steps.  The student mileage may vary 🙂

Today our group went on a tour of Berlin.   We started at the Brandenburg gate and Reichstag Building.   We were all amazed at the amount of security police etc. at this location until we found out that the president of France was visiting at that very moment.  We all think we saw him leave a car and enter the French Embassy that is located near the Brandenburg gate.

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From there we walked over to the holocaust memorial and spent about an hour going through the museum.

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Then onto the East Side Gallery which is a portion of the original Berlin wall left in place after the wall came down.  At the time artist from around the world were asked to paint the wall.  One of the famous ones that I remember is the kiss between Brezhnev and Honecker.

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Later that afternoon and evening the students had free time to explore Berlin.

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