The city of berlin is an incredible place, filled with many unique and different places. The things I have experienced in Berlin are without a doubt some of the coolest things I have experienced in my life. Some of my favorite Berlin sites included the Memorial and Musem at Sachsenhausen (a former concentration camp), Mount Mitte, and the Reichstag building. There is so much history to this city, and I have enjoyed exploring these marvels with Herr G and other German students from MUHS.
On Friday we went to the Sachsenhausen, which was used as a Nazi Concentration Camp and Soviet Special Prison. This experience was incredible. It was simply unbelievable to learn about the terror inflicted upon innocent people. It was incredible to see the reign of oppression of the Nazi and Soviet governments. The part of the concentration camp which affected me the most was the death house, where prisoners and “undesirables” were killed in the most brutal and evil ways. The experience I had at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp was one of the most impactful moments of our trip.
On Wednesday morning we went to Mount Mitte, which was a super fun and crazy experience. I still cannot believe that I participated in an obstacle course which was three stories high in the air. I have a massive fear of heights, and I still am in shock three days after this experience. It was so fun, but it was also crazy at the same time.
On Friday evening we visited the Reichstag building, and walked up the massive glass dome at the top of the building. Here we were able to see Berlin and all of the places we had been too so far. It was amazing to be so high up in the center of Berlin and have such an awesome view of Berlin. This was an awesome experience to be able to see the entire city, and to recognize the countless historical landmarks of Berlin.
My trip in Berlin has been absolutely amazing and it has been extremely fun to travel with Herr G and the guys. The experiences on this trip have been unbelievable, and I can’t wait to experience Ingolstadt and Munich.
Editor’s Note: Peter kept referring to those traveling as the German Club. To clarify, the German Club is a group that meets at Marquette High School during the school year. Many but not all members of this trip are members of the German Club.