Berlin, the capital of Germany
August 22, 2021
I have to say I love Berlin. In 2018, I visited the city for the third time. Hopefully not the last one either.
The first time was in 1988. Then the Berlin wall remained and was a kind of excursion destination tragically enough. I remember peeking into East Berlin from a lookout point at Checkpoint Charlie. It was a sad sight with the watchtower and the wide gravel strip between the wall and the houses on the other side. Went by train there and passed through an East German border crossing to West Berlin. The border guards came on board and checked the passport with machine guns on their shoulders.
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