Yet another tour today. We headed to the starting point and there were a lot less people then the previous days. We were going on a tour of Potsdam which was about an hours train ride from Berlin. Our guide was Tim, who had taken us a few days earlier on the walking tour. He's a young guy from Sydney and this was his first time doing this tour. Their minimum numbers to run a tour is normally 6 but today only 3 of us were there. However Tim was still happy to take us so off we headed. The best thing about a small group is that you learn all about each other and can just chat away and stop when you want. You don't get that opportunity with the bigger groups.
Potsdam is where the Kaisers ruled since Prussian times before leading Germany into WW1. It was a beautiful town and was nice to be out of the city. The best part of the tour was seeing Cecilienhof. This was the hotel that Churchill, Truman & Stalin met at to decide what to do with Germany in 1945. It was amazing to be standing where 3 of the most powerful men of their generation stood (or sat). The Berlin wall also passed through the town and it was amazing hearing a lot of stories associated with the cold war.
We returned to Berlin after dark, which happens about 3.30pm. We organised to go on a pub crawl so headed home for dinner and showers. It was pelting snow by the time we got to the crawl and we settled in for an hour of free drinks. We had a lot of fun but Jac dragged me home about half way through as I was hammered. I had a night on beer which I can't handle. Give me spirits and I'm fine but beer really does hit me hard. It's meant to be the other way around. Although the Jaeger shots probably didn't help. We couldn't find a cab but this guy pulled over and offered us a lift which we happily accepted. I love the Germans. Coincidentally we were pretty close to home but it's hard to know when in a strange city.