T is for Trabi

Our second day in Berlin we split up in the morning.  Zach and I walked around the city.  We went into a great Art and Design bookstore called Buecherbogen.  Luckily for my wallet, my suitcase can't fit anymore books in it.  After that we headed to the Bauhaus Archiv.  The building was designed by Walter Gropius.  There was a really interesting exhibit about Kandinsky.  Did you know he was a teacher at Bauhaus?    They also had some great photographs by Lucia Maholy (László Moholy-Nagy's wife while they were at Bauhaus).  My favorite part was the Bauhaus shop. I may or may not have gotten some awesome toys like this and this.  We then headed to the Brandenburger Tor.  It is an amazing structure, but it is completely surrounded by tourists, so its hard to get a good look at it.  After we wandered through the Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas.  In the evening Jette and Mirco had planned a Trabi Tour.  These were one of the only cars driven in East Germany before the Berlin Wall fell.  Jette and Mirco had Zach try to drive it at first.  Neither Zach nor I have ever driven a manual car so we didn't really go anywhere!  Zach is much braver than me.  I would not have gotten behind the wheel.  Mirco drove us for the rest of the tour.  It was a great look around the city, with a slight element of danger (Trabis aren't exactly equip with seat belts or airbags).  For a look at our Trabi Tour click 'read more'.

what a beautiful city.



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