For decades the Berlin Wall stood as a symbol of separation for Germany. The site of many attrocities throughout the years, the Berlin Wall separated families, friends and colleagues not only by concrete but also stood as a separation of haves and have nots.
Today the Berlin Wall stands as a monument against the hatred and political mistrust that it once represented. Fractions of the wall stlll remain today scattered across the city, attracting tourists and locals alike. In many places, the wall is heavily decorated with graffiti. In others it’s been made into a work of art, like this one below.
I love this photo because to me it represents the reclamation of Berlin. Today the city is completely unified, in economy and in spirit and thrives as a vibrant center of the arts. We loved Berlin, in fact it is one of our favorite places in all of Europe.
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IF YOU GO: Don’t miss the museums and culture in Berlin, even if you’re not a history buff you’ll appreciate what Berlin has to offer. We loved tooling around the city on bike and spent our evenings relaxing in the park. There’s a wide range of accomodation from Berlin apartments to hostels and hotels. It’s easy to get around the country, we used a ride sharing website, which unfortunately is difficult to navigate if you don’t speak German, but if you get to the right listings, there are many in English.