I don’t know what Berlin is like when it isn’t hosting the World Cup, but it was definitely the place to be in June of 2006. The Brandenburg Gate became the backdrop for a public soccer sanctuary of big screen worship. Besides the fanatic crowds and beer (great combo btw), Berlin treated us well.
We took a bike tour through the city and checked out what’s left of the Berlin Wall. It made me wonder if future generations will take tours of the U.S. MÃ©xico border and see pieces of the wall in museums.
I couldn’t help being impressed by Berlin’s public transportation system. It made NYC look like the third world.
After an all too short stay in Berlin, we set off to meet up with family in Italy.