The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall (part 2)

Sunday November 9, 2014- The Big Night The city-wide celebration took place over the weekend of November 7th-9th. The city was once again ‘divided’ –with a light display consisting of 8,000 luminous white… Continue reading

The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall (part 1)

At Brandenburg Gate– I was psyched for the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall I know, I know..the city-wide celebration for the Fall of the Berlin Wall was months ago. However,… Continue reading

Day 14- Former West Berlin

The Day the Wall Came Down March 26th, 2011 On this our last  full day in Berlin, I wanted to show my daughter the sites in the former West, specifically the former American… Continue reading

Day 13- Former East Berlin (pt. 2)

Konzerthaus (Concert Hall) March 25th, Our next destination was Gendarmenmarkt, which is a block behind Bebelplatz (the place where the Nazi Book Burning occurred). Gendarmenmarkt is one of Berlin’s loveliest city squares. This… Continue reading

Day 13- Former East Berlin (pt. 1)

Inside the Reichstag Dome March 25th (pt.1) Thursday Today, my goal was to show my sister and daughter the sites in the former East Berlin. As I mentioned in my Day 12 blog… Continue reading

Day 12- Former E. Germany: Potsdam (pt. 3)

Brandenburger Straße- Potsdam’s  Brandenburg Gate in background Wednesday, March 24th (pt. 3) Our next stop was the historic city center– Old Market Square. My high school friend had taken my husband and I there in 2006 and… Continue reading

Day 12- Former E. Germany: Postdam (pt. 2)

 Façade of South Communs- Sanssouci Park Wednesday March 24th (pt. 2) When I visited this park in 2006 with my high school friend, we did not have time to make it to the… Continue reading

Day 12- Former E. Germany: Potsdam

Wednesday March 24th (pt. 1) A flautist greets us with music at the entrance to Sanssouci Palace Wednesday morning we set off to visit the historic city of Potsdam. Potsdam is probably best… Continue reading

Day 11-Berlin (Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp)

Day 3 in Berlin- Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011   View of Sachsenhausen camp entrance from the parking lot- ‘Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen’ (Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum) On our third day in Berlin, we drove… Continue reading

Day 10- Berlin (Tempelhof)

Day 2 in Berlin- Monday, March 21st, 2011After a good night’s sleep, we had a typical Frühstück, which consisted of eggs, cheese, ham and pasty. We then headed out for some sightseeing and more grocery shopping.… Continue reading