The Memorial takes up an entire city block (4.7-acre) and is covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The slabs are about 8 feet long, about 3 feet wide and vary in height from 8 inches to 15. They are organized in rows, 54 of them going north-south, and 87 heading east-west at right angles but set slightly askew.
As you walk through people seems to appear and then disappear. At the deepest level it appears the only way out is up.
After we walked through the memorial we went through museum underground, it was somber and dark and I couldn't spend much time there. There was a room where they read names of those killed and a bit of their story. In all the readings take over 6 years.
We decided to get a bite to eat after.
John had his first curryworst.
We then walked around the city.
I had in my head that I wanted to buy some sort of art while I was in Berlin and we finally found some.
We paid 50 euro for a student painting in front of the art college.
John and I had a blast.
It was so yummy!
John was too full for dessert... So I am snacking on it while I write this blog.
We have had a wonderful time here in Berlin. Tomorrow we head 4.5 hours southeast to Prague.