Seeing Berlin Wall for the first time

Before going outside we checked the weather forecast apps and it said 4 degree celcius and windy. So we started layering our clothes and brought the rain shield for Alyssa’s stroller which can also be used to block the wind. I also brought Alyssa’s blanket for extra warm. I started to regret not renting a foot muff. I thought since we only went in autumn, foot muff would not be necessary. However Berlin that weekend was exceptionally cold. When we moved on to other cities the weather was actually warmer at around 10 degree. So it was a good decision not to rent foot muff after all.

Our first destination was Berlin memorial wall. We took the tram in front of our hotel and walked thru the area and reading the history in the wall. We didn’t take many pictures because it was too cold and we’re getting lazy in taking off our gloves just to take pictures.

Berlin Wall memorial covers a vast area and we had to walk thru the walls in a cold weather. When we finally reached the end of the wall we saw a museum, so we hurriedly went inside to warm ourselves. I wished Fabio could come with us as he would be interested in reading the history of World War 1 and 2.

Our next destination was Check Point Charlie. Check point Charlie was one of the place where people crossed from the west to the east which was famous for Diplomatic personnel, American military dan non German visitor.

 

From Check Point Charlie we continue walking to Topography of terror to read further on the history of Berlin wall and Germany. We didn’t stay long because it was outside and the weather was getting colder. When finished we continued our walk to Gendarmenmarkt. 

Gendarmenmarkt is pretty and romantic especially as the sun sets. Sari was immediately busy taking pictures with her SLR camera. We finally went back to our hotel when it got dark so we could finally get to sleep on a bed.