In the morning, we went to go visit the historical Green Vault. It was destroyed after the second World War but was rebuilt to be the same as its original form. Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the museum. The Green Vault consisted of priceless handcrafted jewelry made of golds and other special rare gems. There was a room filled with ivory handcrafted figures and statues that had so much detail. The architecture of the room designs were also astonishing because the walls were made of stone and filled with mirrors to give the illusion that the room was endless. It was beautiful seeing all the precious relics of jewelry and history of the royal pieces that survived the war.
After leaving Dresden, we set off to go to Germany’s capital, Berlin. After visiting Germany so many times with my family, we never made it to Berlin so I was excited to experience the city with the students who lived in the city for a few years. Once we arrived in Berlin, we visited Alexandrplatz. It was a huge area where people would gather to shop, eat, and gather to socialize. People were playing guitars and singing. It was a great time. We went to a hotel that had a viewing area on the top floor so you could see majority of Berlin. My friend Sanny told me that a couple of years ago, she actually went bungee jumping off the side of the hotel!! I could never do that. She said it was one of the best experiences of her lives.
The next stop after Alexandeplatz was the Berliner Unterwelten. It is a tour of a remaining bunker that wasn’t destroyed during WWII. It was incredible to actually walk through where citizens during the War were staying for protection. It was as if we traveled back in time because the structure of the bunker was preserved so well. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take pictures so that was disappointing but I highly recommend visiting the Bunkers of Berlin!