First things first, we crossed the River Spree and wandered up Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse to the Neue Wache War Memorial.
|The River Spree|
|Steve hates the Humboldt Box. No, he REALLY hates it.|
We continued up Unter Den Linden to the book burning memorial - a basement room full of empty shelves that you look down into from street level - and past the statue of Frederick the Great - all the way up to the Brandenburg Tor. (Told you it was a lot of walking.)
|Book Burning Memorial|
|Frederick the Great statue on Unter Den Linden|
|Hey, that's me at the Brandenburg Gate!|
Next up - the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. I really liked this memorial - it was very sobering, probably because no one really understands it. But that's kind of what I liked about it - it's open to your own interpretation. It takes up a lot of space but to be honest, would it ever really be enough?
|Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe|
|That's our guide, and we're standing just about [above] where Hitler's bunker was|
|Topography of Terror Museum|
|Bulletproof trial box from Eichmann's trial|