Reichstag

The Reichstag in Berlin, the current home of the Bundestag (German parliament). The building was built in 1894. Many people blame the rise of Nazi socialism to a suspicious fire in this building in 1933. It was badly damaged during World War 2 and was not properly rebuilt until after the reunification of Germany.

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Wannsee loop hike

I organised a hike for the Berlin Hikers meetup group. I figured I’m lazy, so I chose a short route. I wanted to sleep in, so I made sure the route was close to town. I wanted to blob out and drink beer and eat food afterwards, so I chose a place with a nice cafe at the end of the route. Apparently lots of others liked this approach, as a ton of people came along ­čÖé

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Midnight bike ride to M├╝ggelturm

A big bunch of us headed for a midnight bike ride to M├╝ggelturm, a strange communist era viewing tower on the south eastern edge of Berlin. Apparently back in the old days, the hip thing to do was hanging out in a strange tower in the middle of nowhere, admiring the surrounding forest. We finished off our trip with a picnic under the stars by M├╝ggelsee, the largest lake near Berlin.

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Robo, our illustrious trip leader

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Midnight picnic at the beach

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Picnic under the moonlight

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None of those butts are mine. It was too cold for me :P