Since there is so much history behind Berlin I wanted to take some time to walk around the city a bit. Much effort was made to differentiate the two sides of the city during the construction of the wall and up until its fall. Therefore the architecture of the city was developed differently as well as how the roads and transportation were laid out. This fact is starting to slowly change as all of the city becomes more developed in terms of real estate and housing. It's all slowly becoming more "gentrified" as they say, but so is every other major metropolis in the "developing" world.
Noticing the West side of the city is a bit small corridors and more classical European housing style that you might find in Amsterdam or Paris.
Can be characterized by much wider streets and the tram runs throughout this part of town as the tracks have been there already. I walked down Karl Marx Allee from Alexanderplatz. It is quite a nice street and shows some of the communist architecture. I took the tram up to the northern part of the city and found a Sunday market in which I would later buy a couple of cool tote bags as well as some old Deutschemarks.
To round out the history tour I went walking around the Brandenburger Tor. This was very near the center of the Third Reich’s bunkers. There is also a marking for Hitler’s Bunker – its now comprised of a car park as well as a children’s playground. I took the liberty of disgracing it.
All in all a good trip to Berlin, I really would love to go back and spend more time. A week gives you a kind of taste but not really a proper bite.