It was my first time being a real 'tour guide', having had to figure out the methods of transportation for all of us. It was nerve-wracking and but fun!
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Alexanderplatz, with the famous Fernsehturm (TV Tower) in the background
Rotes Rathaus (Town Hall)
Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)
When I did my research about Berlin I discovered that there's a DDR Museum here, too. It's a museum displaying collections of things from East Berlin / German. I've always been curious about how life in a communist country looks like. It kinda makes me wonder whether life in North Korea is like this.
Trabant, the only car made in East Germany, so lacking they call it "cardboard on wheels"
The passport required for travel from East Berlin to West Berlin
The famous "Ampelmann", East German pedestrian traffic light
Siegessäule (Berlin Victory Column), commemorating German reunification
Reichstag (Parlement Building)
Basilica Sacré-Cœur, Paris
Château de Versailles
Hall of Mirrors inside the Château
Jardin du Versailles
and..of course, Tour Eiffel
Funny story btw, from Versailles we rode the RER train and got off at the Eiffel station. All of us got out except for my bro. When he wanted to go out the train gates were already shut and we were so shocked that he got locked in. I eventually took the next train, got off at the next station, and luckily there stood brother waiting to board another train to the Eiffel station. I felt like one of those drama films in which the characters got lost in Paris.
I can tell you this, after trying different kinds of macarons--from the factory-made ones sold at supermarket to the fancy Maelu macarons in Munich--Laduree is the best I've ever tasted (and the priciest, ofc)
Sainte Chapelle--I heard the design inside is breathtaking. Too bad I was late by 30 mins, they already closed.
Nortre Dame de Paris
Musée du Louvre
Place de la Concorde
Pont Alexandre III (You may recognize this from Adele's Someone Like You)
Hotel Invalides, where Napoleon was buried
Speicherstadt, largest warehouse district in the world
Rathaus (Town Hall), Hamburg
The view of the Alster river from Hamburg's Town Hall
Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral)
Porsche Museum, Stuttgart
Porsche electric cars being charged at the charging station!
Mercedes-Benz Welt, Stuttgart
I immediately freaked out seeing this. This was the car the German world champions used for the fan event in Berlin, where they brought the World Cup back to Germany! I could immediately picture Götze, Müller, Neuer, Lahm, Hummels, Kroos, Klose, Schürrle and others standing at the back of the car!
From Stuttgart, we traveled back to Munich where my family sadly had to go home. The day after I went to meet my longtime friend Adhony in Heidelberg. I've heard so much about this city and have always wanted to visit!
Schloss Heidelberg (Heidelberg Castle)
Heidelberg Old Town as seen from the castle
Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit)
Alte Brücke (Old Bridge)
At the Old Bridge with the Castle in the background