We are now on our last day in Berlin. Today we will head to the Altes Museum to see, among other wonders, the Bust of Nefertiti. After that, we will walk around the Museum Island again then head to our culminating exhibit, The Topography of Terror, which gives a thoughtful and detailed summary of Nazi Germany from 1933 on. Tonight, we will have our celebratory last meal together at the Restaurant Vienna in our home neighborhood of Kreuzberg.
Highlights of the last couple of days include a day trip to Potsdam to see Sans Souci Palace and its vast grounds; a concert including Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony at the Berlin Philharmonie; and, of course, more prodigious feats of eating.
It has been an exhausting, enlightening, and exciting 10 days in Germany for the students and faculty involved. Many thanks to Mr Gannon and Mr Assaf for supporting this trip, and to Ms Anderson for making it happen!
Here is the group in front of the shell of the Anhalter Bahnhof.
In front of some slabs of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz.
On the KuDamm, with the newly renovated Gedachtniskirche in the background.
On the way to the Pergamon Museum.
Then vs Now.
A view of Museum Island and the Spree.
A view up the main allee of the grounds at Sans Souci.
And our last day: cold, dreary, and foggy.