We had a great time the first two days we were in Berlin. The next day was more pensive as we visited the East Side Gallery, the most famous part of the Berlin Wall, and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, the closest concentration camp to Berlin.
I had no idea that the wall was so beautiful. There was some real talent involved with its murals. We walked along it for about half a mile until we turned back and headed to the concentration camp.
Seeing Sachsenhausen was a humbling experience. To walk through the buildings where thousands of people were imprisoned, tortured, and killed made me appreciate the freedom that I have today. It still blows my mind that the Holocaust only occurred around 70 years ago, and there are still survivors alive today. It also makes me ashamed to be considered human, seeing what our kind is capable of. No other animal could be capable of doing this.
The concentration camp dampened my mood for a little bit, but the next day I did my best to have a positive outlook. The day was filled with more sightseeing, food, and shopping. We went back to both of the chocolate places and ate more! We ended our four days in Berlin with a drink and a lovely train ride back to our hostel.
Berlin has definitely been the most modern city that I have visited so far in Europe. I could see how people consider it the culture capital of Germany. Now it is back to Valencia where it will be Fallas next week!