We had a 7 am wake up call so we could breakfast:
Then onto the tour bus by 8:30. The morning started with rain:
A first view of some of the remaining Berlin Wall
A visual joke about climbing the wall?
Old City Hall in former East Berlin
Church where Bach was organ master:
Notice how I’m not leaving the bus to take photos in the rain?
Drove into the former West Berlin where Humboldt University is located:
Fan Zone from the other end:
Finally the rain stopped and the sun came out so I got out to look at a church (forgot the name):
old preserved section:
new chapel built with glass the same as used in Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France:
Off the bus by 11:30 and walked around in the warm and humid sunshine to find lunch at an Italian restaurant, Sagrantino:
Then walked to look at Checkpoint Charlie and the Topography of Terror, a museum about the Nazi Era housed in the former headquarters of the SS and Gestapo:
more rain while viewing the outdoor exhibits:
Spent almost 4 hours at this museum–no chuckles to be had. On sore feet, we walked back in the rain.
The Germany versus Brazil semi-final World Cup game is in the evening. Does not look like outdoor viewing will be a good idea.