Bonus Day in Germany
Wednesday I had the morning to explore Berlin a little more. It was fun to be on my own - without a set itinerary. It allowed me to take public transport (the wrong way 1st) and wander and 'feel' the city more. I visited the New National Museum and saw part of the Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art. Many of the exhibits combined various medium but always in a minimalistic way. The pieces were more unique than many I have seen. I went inside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church which was destroyed in 1942 and stands as a strong symbol of the destruction of war .... and I marveled at how much water there actually is in Berlin. I saw a part of the Berlin wall.... I listened to some local conversations..... Speaking of conversations, I have known Kerstin and Dr. Kai Schellhorn a director at the Aspen Institute for quite a while but until this trip, I didn't know that she grew up in East Berlin and he in West Berlin.