Hi Guys, I decided to post a thread about our living history group's (2nd Guards) trip to Berlin four years ago now as Nick has been asking questions about going to Berlin. I took a lot of pics and I am sure many of you will find them of interest and might inspire you to go there yourself? Lez and I would certainly go back.
Our trip naturally focused on the battle and where the Red Army fought and the memorials etc.
We went in April in order to be at the same places just 60 years later. We were only there for 3 days but we packed in all we possibly could.
The first thing which struck me was the sheer amount of battle damaged buildings to be seen. Chunks of masonary were missing on all of the old buildings. I found that fasinating, so I took many pics of this.
OK, first few pics. This was of a govt building flying the town flag of the Berlin bear. But at a distance the red/white/black flag was almost a reminder of an earlier flag!