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The east side

Posted in Berlin, Germany by folkestonejack on October 5, 2008

A quiet Sunday seemed like the perfect time to take a walk on the east side, so I headed over to Treptower Park to take a look at the Soviet war memorial. It’s an impressive sight – the moment you pass through the portal gates you can already see the twelve metre tall statue of a Soviet soldier with a sword holding a child, captured in a moment of extreme bravery. It doesn’t get any less impressive the closer you get – it is certainly a fitting tribute to the tens of thousands who died in the battle for Berlin.

After leaving the park behind I took a route past the last remaining watchtower from the old border, across the Oberbaumbrucke and on to the East Side Gallery. Finally, I made it back to the Ostbahnhof and my fascinating morning walk on the east side was over.

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