Went to Potsdam today. On the way to the meeting point stopped by an Amplemann shop. Amplemann is the pedestrian crossing lights they have in Berlin. Not sure if I already mentioned it, but the actions are kind of in a communist pose.
Went to an alleyway here where they have bears decorated from all these different countries. Not sure if I mentioned this either but they have bears everywhere in this town. There was a NZ bear but alas no Taiwan bear.
The Potsdam tour was nice, and it was good to get out of the city. My favourite place was Park San Souci which is the palace and grave sit for Fredrick the Great. The gardens are really beautiful as well, full of fountains and sculptures.
Also went across the Cold War spy-swap bridge at Gleinicke, which was the connection between West Berlin (controlled by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France) and Potsdam (a city within the German Democratic Republic, or Communist East Germany).
Walked through many parks and also the old Dutch quarter and a Brandenburg Gate, no, not the one in Berlin, but Potsdam has its own Brandenburg Gate. They also have an obelisk, like many european cities do, but theirs is a fake and not really from Egypt. Apparently the ruler of Potsdam at the time felt they were being left behind and decided to erect a fake obelisk.
Came back to Berlin and said goodbye to Lynley... see you in a month and a bit!
Tonight the Germans are playing Austria in the Eurocup so going to go out with some other Busabouters to watch the game. Apparently they need to win or they are out.
Tomorrow, another long bus ride to Prague... can't wait.