Some buildings overlooking the Spree.
Facade of the Bundestag.
Dome of the Bundestag, with up and down spiral walkways.
The Brandenburg Gate.
There used to be a wall here…
The Holocaust memorial in Berlin. These giant, impersonal slabs symbolize the way that the Nazi regime dehumanized their victims.
Another angle of the memorial.
Another piece of the Wall.
Both sides of Berlin.
The French (Hugonaut) church built to support the expelled French nationals after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
Luther’s Bible, at the German National History museum.
Perimeter wall at Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
“Arbeit Macht Fret” translates to “Work Makes Free.” The camp would work its prisoners to death.
Another bleak view of Sachsenhausen. This was the main area, where barracks held the political dissidents and later Jews / homosexuals / Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.
The Ishtar Gate. This was the first of two gates leading to Darius’s temple (or Nebuchadnezzar? I do not rememeber which, but either way, exilic Israel emperor).
Interior of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
95 Theses door, in Latin like the original. The wood door is obviously long-gone.
City Hall in Wittenberg with statues of Luther and Melanchthon.
City Church, where Luther himself would have actually preached.
The Table, of Table Talk fame.
Most clever pun of the trip was this restaurant…
…which also takes second place as well.