Berlin Germany Part 1


Kreuzberg East Side Gallery

TV Tower Berlin

Stay: Grand Hyatt Berlin

Use your Hyatt points and stay for 21000 points each night which includes access to their fabulous club room. Free breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres with a wonderful selection of wine, beer and champagne. Beverages available throughout the day.

See:

The Topography of Terror which is an outdoor museum which incorporates part of the Berlin wall and it located on the grounds of the central institutions of the Secret Police 1933-1945. Here you can see photographs and memorabilia depicting the Nazi persecution and terror.

http://www.topographie.de/en/

Next to the Memorial is the Martin Gropius Museum

http://www.berlin.de/en/museums/3108837-3104050-martingropiusbau.en.html

Beautiful Renaissance style architecture built in 1881 and featuring international exhibitions of art and photography such as the exhibit of Ai Wei Wei.

Lunch

Walk back toward your hotel and stop at the Sony Center for lunch at Lutter and Wegner. Oak panel walls and a beautiful outside sitting makes this restaurant very special. Order from their fixed priced lunch menu serving German classics https://www.facebook.com/lutterundwegneramgendarmenmarkt?fref=ts

Kruezberg East Side Gallery

Afternoon:

Take a tour of Kreuzberg. Ride the easy to understand Berlin metro to meet your guide in Kreuzberg.

This neighborhood of Berlin is a multicultural district with a heavy Turkish influence. The tour is 3 hours long starting at 4pm and will take you through the graffiti areas of urban artists and introduce you to street food and other delicacies popular with the locals. http://www.viator.com/tours/Berlin/Kreuzberg-District-Tour-Food-Culture-and-Street-Art/d488-6002DEUC?aid=vcps

Visit Charlottenburg Palace, the largest palace in Berlin built in the 17th century.

Duckstein Festival

Tips:

Look for the “stumble stones” …small metal plaques which are memorial monuments and bear the names and other details of victims of the holocaust. There are 32,000 of these small brass reminders along the streets of Berlins.

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