|Berlin Wall Remnants|
After driving through primarily remote regions, our approach to Berlin served as an abrupt return to the 21st century with congested, interlacing roads with the requisite confusing signs-at least when keeping up with the pace of the Autobahn. We found our hotel, perfectly located within walking distance of nearly all the important East Berlin sites with several convenient transportation hubs available to allow more expansive exploration. My first great surprise was learning the hotel would arrange to have my rental car returned-that I would not have to negotiate the Friday evening rush hour traffic in central Berlin after all. With my new found freedom, I had time to set off to stretch my legs and explore our immediate neighborhood. Mom rested and we made arrangements to enjoy a nearby Turkish restaurant for dinner.
|Berlin's Memorial to Jewish Martyrs|
|Naomi at our final meal at Rutz|