Things to do in Berlin

‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’ The capital of Germany is a city steeped in history, much of it tragic. Following the horrors of the second world war it was literally divided. The Berlin Wall standing as a symbol of the barrier between East and West. This lasted until the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90’s. Now Berlin has transformed itself into one of the most vibrant cities in… Read moreThings to do in Berlin

The Berlin Wall – East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

The East Side Gallery is the largest remaining part of the Berlin Wall and is host to paintings by many international artists. I visited in 2013 and these pictures are from the wall as it was then. The paintings were first done in 1990 and there has been some restoration work since. Wikipedia lists the artists names here should you be interested. Click on any of the below images to… Read moreThe Berlin Wall – East Side Gallery

Berlin 2013

In May 2013 me and my friend Matt traveled to Berlin for a week. As a big history geek, this was somewhere very high up on my places to visit, and it did not disappoint. It also happened to be my birthday whilst we were there, so we explored some of the alternative nightlife as well as the museums and historical sites. First thing though, we arrived on Monday and after… Read moreBerlin 2013