S: Rinehart Germany Trip 2012
BC: Berlin to USA
1: Berlin | Germany | ARRIVED 27 May 2012 | Mark and Lizzie Rinehart signed a three year contract overseas in Berlin, Germany. This book contains pictures of our 2 week vacation over to visit.
2: Zehlendorf, Germany Town where the Rineharts live | Zehlendorf
3: Public Transportation: Riding the train for the first time.
5: Beautiful flower markets were everywhere. The flowers were unique, fresh, beautiful, and inexpensive! It's probably for the best that we don't live there!
8: Memorial To The Murdered Jews of Europe These 2,711 concrete blocks were designed to represent the Jews murdered during the Holocaust. Designed by Peter Eisenman, the slabs are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason. No two slabs are the same size or height.
9: Berlin Wall
10: Sansscouci Palace
12: Sanssouci Palace and Park Built in 1745 by the request of Frederich the Great, king of Prussia. Located in Potsdam, Germany. The king needed a private residence where he could relax away from the pomp of Berlin.
23: Opera House (upper left) and Guest House
24: KaDeWe The Kaufhaus des Westens (English "Department Store of the West"), usually abbreviated to KaDeWe) is a huge department store in Berlin. Up to 180,000 customers from around the globe shop the KaDeWe daily. They had multiple stories of grocery items, with more selection than ever thought possible.
25: Anne Frank Museum
29: Berlin Cathedral
33: View from the Top
35: Romantic escape to Dresden, Germany
38: Romantic Getaway to Dresden
41: We got to watch a hot air balloon launch.
42: Checkpoint Charlie
43: As a result of WWII, Germany was divided into four regions. The regions in Western Germany were occupied by allies France, United Kingdom, and the U.S., and was referred to as The Federal Republic of Germany. Eastern Germany was under Soviet socialist rule, and was titled the German Democratic Republic. In response to the suppressive Soviet rule, over 2.7 million broke the ban and emigrated to Western Germany. To halt emigration, the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, physically separating friends and families. Hundreds were later killed trying to cross.
47: Trip of a Lifetime!