Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe (Berlin, Germany)

Nestled in the city next to the Tiergarten, you’ll find this immersive and overwhelming Holocaust memorial called the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe. The memorial was constructed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold in 2003-2004 and officially opened to the public in 2005 on the 50th anniversary of the end of the war. When we got there, our tour guide explained … Continue reading Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe (Berlin, Germany)

An Afternoon in Dresden, Germany

The Dresden Frauenkirche (above) To be honest, I hadn’t heard of Dresden before I went backpacking (aka “bussing”) around Europe in 2008 and I’m ashamed to admit that! Dresden is located in eastern Germany and it’s a city that was totally destroyed during World War II by a fire bombing on February 13th through February 15th from the British and American air forces. It’s estimated … Continue reading An Afternoon in Dresden, Germany