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Part 3: Taking in the history of Sachsenhausen #byExpedia

Our third day in Berlin saw us gather with a small group totalling five people, meeting at 10am for our next tour with a difference. We were off to visit Sachsenhausen. The Sachsenhausen Camp was most prominently used during the second world war as part of Hitler’s regime. It also served as the model camp during the Holocaust, used to structure the other concentration camps – this being one of the first to be formed.

After an introduction to David – who has been a tour guide in Berlin for over three years – it was clear that he was insightful and keen to share his knowledge. He’s clearly dedicated to the history of Germany having devoted his degree and PHD towards the subject. Continue reading Part 3: Taking in the history of Sachsenhausen #byExpedia

An ‘alternative’ visit to Berlin #byExpedia

expedia-logoFollowing my entry to the Berlin Bloggers’ competition by Expedia, I was thrilled to have a winning entry that gave my boyfriend and I the chance to take a five-day trip to the capital of Germany. As part of the trip, I was able to choose a hotel stay, opting for the five-star Eurostars Hotel located in the heart of Berlin with flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa.

I had proposed taking an alternative visit to the city, as whilst I love taking in the historical elements of a destination, I was particularly interested to learn about modern Berlin and the lifestyle that exists today. With that objective in mind, I set about choosing the following activities to be arranged by Expedia to contribute to our January visit to Germany’s capital city: Continue reading An ‘alternative’ visit to Berlin #byExpedia