Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 19th

The first thing we did today was go to the site of the book burning in East Berlin, unfortunately we were unable to see the small memorial set into the ground because of the weather. The site of the book burnings was actually in front of the University. After that we went to the German Historical Museum. The museum was huge and had information about Germany and its origins all the way back to the Celts and Romans. There was also a lot of information about the history of how Germany was formed from the Holy Roman Empire and there was also a lot of information about important and influential Germans such as Martin Luther. The museum also covers Germany's involvement in WWI, WWII and the cold war. It is set up so that you start before Germany is even considered a country and walk through all of the artifacts until you come to post reunification Germany. 
After the museum we had currywarst for lunch. It was really good and unexpected because it was not spicy. Then we went to the Berliner Dom, which is a beautiful cathedral that was rebuilt recently to replicate the church that was destroyed in the war. 

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