Sunday, April 14, 2013

Father-Daughter Eurotrip: Day Ten

You must be thinking that my Dad and I were marathoners on our quest to see all of Europe. We were! 

Clowning around with one of Berlin's Bear Statues
On our last day in Berlin, we tried to do the final few things that were the big attractions to the city. We were supposed to have another day almost in the city, but our flight got changed by the airline. Nevertheless, we started off the morning with visiting the East Side Gallery. The East Side Gallery is the largest part of the Berlin Wall still in tact. Today, it is also one of the largest street art galleries. A lot of the artwork has recently been preserved. Much of it depicts scenes and images related to the Cold War while some of them depict images that still represent issues related to the world today. 

Equality for All 


After that, we decided to walk around the famous television tower before a quick lunch and nap for Dad. While Dad was napping, I decided to go out and check out the 1936 Olympic Stadium. The Olympic Stadium was the last Olympics before World War II started. It stands as a symbol for that as well as the fact that Jesse Owens was allowed to compete despite his race. The Olympic Stadium and Grounds has been somewhat renovated for the current football team and concerts, but a lot of the history remained. There were plenty of exhibits to check out.

1936 Olympic Stadium 

Owens' Victory Our afternoon treat before an early evening due to an even earlier flight was to check out the cafe at Fassbender and Rausch Chocolatiers. The famous chocolate company is known around the world, and I knew that Dad and I just had to try out the cafe! We both had the hot chocolate with 71% chocolate and a treat! Very-rich and overindulgent but well worth it!

Berlin was over faster than we expected.  Yet, it satisfied our taste for history, culture, and chocolate! I'm so glad that my Dad was able to experience the city! 

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