July 23, 2018
This morning we docked in Warnemunde Germany, which is close to Rostock. Our tour started with a with a 3 hour bus ride to Berlin. Once in Berlin, we met the tour guide and went on the city tour of Berlin. We saw many of the main sights in the city, but most were just a stops were just few minutes to get off the bus and take a few pictures.
Berlin has changed a lot since I was there in November, 1988. In 1988 I went to Berlin just a few weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now almost 30 year later a lot has changed. In 1988 everything in East Berlin was dark and old. It seemed that everything was painted either gray or dark brown. I remember that all the building that bordered the Berlin Wall were built without windows on the west side. This was so the people could not see what was in the west. We were able to climb through the holds in the wall and see the difference between the east and west.
Now the east looks just like the west, you can not tell much difference. They have rebuilt much of the city. While in Berlin we saw a section of the Berlin Wall, walked through the Brandenburg Gate and visited many of the historic buildings. We ate our lunch at a mall in downtown Berlin.