Guten Tag readers!
I am very tired, but also very happy with today. It was the first day that I really appreciated Berlin, and felt much more at ease in the city. The day was mostly sunny with some showers in the morning, but perfect travelling weather. Not too hot, just right!
|Earnestine and me in a Trabant or Tarbi, a VW Beetle like car they made for the people in East Berlin.|
|Grace and I raising our pinkies to some tea in a life size model of a typical home during the communist era.|
|Prison cell! D:|
|Me being goofy on a telephone. :)|
After the DDR museum, we headed off on to our bike tour, which was the best tour I have ever experienced of any European city. I hands down recommend bike tours to anybody that is able to afford them. Ours cost around 24 Euros, but with our 72 Hour Berlin Welcome Pass, we had a little discount which was very nice! You get to see a lot of the city in a lot less time, and who doesn’t love biking??
|Before we went biking, we got some hot dogs. I have never seen a hot dog stand attached to its worker, so this was definitely something to capture! Earnestine is receiving her hot dog. :D|
|I was given the duty to bring up the rear of the tour! Our tour for the most part was single file as we drove on the sides of the roads. Berlin is really bike friendly because it is flat and has plenty of bike lanes.|
|Earnestine, Grace, and I in front of the Berlin Wall.|
|Another view of the Holocaust Memorial.|
After a few hours, we took a break in a “Biergarten” where we had a bite to eat and some beer. We also had a chance to rest our behinds a little bit after so much cycling! Earnestine had some more German sausage, and Grace and I split some Pretzel Dumplings. I had a beer that started with an A, and the second part had “Hell” in it, but I am not sure what the full name was. So far so good though, German beer has all been delicious (and cheap!).
|This was the name of my bike. For the longest time I thought it was an American Jazz Trumpet player, but it turned out to be a British pop singer from the 1960s.|
|Me on Dusty!|
|Riding through Tiergarten.|
|Me in front of the Reichstag building, a symbolic building for Berlin because it physically shows that the transparent nature of the building reflects the transparency in today’s government in Berlin.|
|Grace, me, and Earnestine in front of the Brandenburg Gate.|
|The Berlin Cathedral in the sunset, which ended our tour.|