More of Berlin

Apart from the historical aspect I wanted to explore Berlin as much as I could. After all, this was my first time there. I actually passed by the luxurious Hotel Avalon. This was the infamous hotel where Michael Jackson dangled blanket from the balcony (had to add a little humor lol). It was great actually seeing where this highly publicized event took place, nonetheless.

Hotel Avalon

Hotel Avalon

On a more serious note, I decided to explore the other features of Berlin that were not covered on the tour such as the Done, Cathedral, and Spree River.

The Reichstag Dome was constructed on the tower of the Reichstag building to signify the reunification of Germany. The Dome offers a view of the Berlin skyline and is free of charge. Unfortunately, it was closed for construction during my visit :(. 

Berlin Dome at a distance

Reichstag Dome at a distance

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Spree River

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Spree River

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin is actually the home to many young artists. The city definitely has an artsy vibe to it. Many buildings and walls are covered with murals and graffiti. Even though some of it many be from communist times there are often times a message behind them.

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Graffiti near Alexanderplatz

I made reservations to check out the top of the Fernsehturm Berlin for a panoramic night view. The elevator travels to the top in less than 40 seconds. 

The Fernsehturm at night

The Fernsehturm at night

Elevator shaft

Elevator shaft

View from the Fernsehturm

View from the Fernsehturm

View from the Fernsehturm Berlin

View from the Fernsehturm

View from the Fernsehturm

View from the Fernsehturm

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View from the Fernsehturm

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