Danke Berlin

by Wiwid Howat


When we arranged our trip to Europe, we chose Berlin, Germany as the city to end our trip. This city had so much to offer - modernity, history, art - that even the cold rain and wind didn't ruin our time.

Our first day we spent walking around the city, starting with the phenomenonal Brandenburg Gate. This amazing gate has an iconic design and is impressively big.

As we spent our time in the centre of Berlin, I told Sam that I really wanted to see a Berlin Wall museum or one of the ruined pieces. As I walked along the wall, I could feel how awful it must be to be forcefully separated from your loved ones. Not only political but racial, the reasons they put the wall up are terrible. It reminds me of Palestine, the wall that isolates them from the rest of the world - and sadly, most people don't react or protest against the fact that the wall is there to separate them because they are Muslim.

The last destination was Potsdamer Platz, one of the tallest buildings in Berlin. Sam took me here to see Berlin from the top and the view was spectacular, although it was pretty scary with such strong wind blowing against us! Still, this is one of the places that you definitely have to see when you are in Berlin.