Sunday, July 20, 2014

Baltic Capitals Cruise Vacation Day 5 - Warnemunde & Berlin, Germany


Wednesday we awoke in Warnemunde, Germany. For our excursion we were taking the train into Berlin and seeing some sites there. The train ride in was about 2 1/2 hours so our excursion left right after our ship docked in Warnemunde.


A lighthouse and view of the dock as the ship was pulling in.





We had a private train taking us into Berlin and each train compartment sat 6 people. The pic below is of 2 of our compartment mates. They were super nice and when we would see them all over the ship for the remainder of the cruise, we would say hi. :)




Warnemunde Train Station



German countryside...




Morning snack we were served on the train. ;)


Berlin Train Station



I was so excited about going to Berlin. I mean who goes there! It was amazing! Even though it rained in the morning. ;)




 Checkpoint Charlie




The Berlin Wall. Amazing!




Hitler's bunker sat right in this very spot.


We had lunch in a German pub.






Oh the Brandenburg Gate! So excited to finally be seeing it in person!

 


The Brandenburg Gate is located in Paris Square. ;)


 The Holocaust Memorial







 Driving on the Autobahn!

Then we were able to visit Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. A very eye opening experience to see first hand what people are capable of doing to other people. Such a terrible thing and a good reminder to the world.












Afternoon snack on the train. ;)

We found our first towel animal waiting for us on our bed when we got back to our stateroom that night...a mouse!



 

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful country with so much history. Just looking at your pictures brings me to tears thinking of all that happened there.

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  2. Wow! That's an awesome tour, glad you got to see it all.

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