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We started our day with a visit to the Jewish Museum in the suburb of Kreuzberg. The 3500 sqmt ( 38,000 square feet) building, opened in 2001, is the largest Jewish Museum in Europe, and presents the history and culture of Jews in Germany from the Middle Ages to today.
The fragmented design of the building by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind is intended to symbolize the extermination of the Jewish culture in Germany.
|The Jewish museum building|
|Fallen leaves - more than 10 thousand "faces" with open mouths made with iron plates cover the floor of the ground floor void.|
|Jewish superstars - Sigmund Freud, Leonard Cohen, Albert Einstein, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Golda Meir, Charlie Chaplin...|
|Where did the Jewish could emigrate to?|
|The pedestrian area on the side of the bridge. Last photo the bridge from afar|
From the bridge I spotted Molecule Man, a 30mt high (100 feet) statue designed by American artist Jonathan Borofsky. The aluminium sculpture of 3 men leaning into each other in a circle, symbolizes the coming together of the districts of Kreuzberg, Treptow and Friedrichschain.
|Outside a pub just before the East Side Gallery|
|Love/Hate sign and the Mercedes Benz Arena in the background|
|Inside map of the DDR Museum|
|The inside of a typical East German apartment|
|Trabi jokes :)|
|Ham and egg on toast, Curry wurst with chips and salad with Pretzel(?)|
|Trains to Life, Trains to Death|
|Time for Taiwan, might have been seen in front of the Taiwanese embassy|
|We love Berlin|
We woke up at 3am, the taxi picked us up at 4am and we reached the airport shortly after 4,30am. Our flight to Lisbon was at 7am, but with airport delays we thought it best to be there a little bit earlier and we were almost the first ones in the queue.
We loved our short visit to Berlin and I wish we could have spent more time there, as there was still so much we wanted to see, but we also had to spend time with family in Portugal.
|The sun rising on the horizon as seen from the airport|
|Coffee shop - Last chance to taste Berlin - Lego man, BER that stands for Berlin airport, and tower of Jägermeister, a herbal liqueur made in Braunschweig.|