Operation Eurotrip Part 3: Berlin Day 3

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Well today was supposed to be a big day with a visit to the pergemon museum but it just didn’t happen. The wife is still jet lagged and not sleeping which means I’m not sleeping so we overslept and got up at the crack of noon. On top of that was a migraine headache that we spent quite a bit of time trying to find aspirin for. Apparently you can only buy it at a pharmacy and 90 percent of this city shuts down on Sunday. By the time we got to the museum it was 2, and the place closes at 6 and the line to buy tickets was half a mile long. Just decided we’d rather not wait 3 hours in line to pay 40 eur for a museum we wouldn’t really have time to enjoy.

So instead we caught a late lunch and hopped a sight seeing bus. We saw a fair amount of Berlin at 30 mph. The tour buses aren’t bad because you can get off and on at all the stops but we were so late in the day we couldn’t do that…

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outside of the pergemon

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tv tower

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Berlin cathedral

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alte museum

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Frederick the Great

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Holocaust Memorial

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Double row of cobblestones denotes where the Berlin Wall ran

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home of certain gov't officials

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victory memorial

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old Berlin parliament building

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intact section of the Berlin Wall

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recreation of checkpoint Charlie guard shack

All in all I’m disappointed. I haven’t gotten to see even half what I wanted to see between jet lag, the weather and just plain bad luck. I suppose at some point we will have to return for a longer time to see more.

Tomorrow its off to Prague and just as I was learning to navigate Berlin too…

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