Biking is the best way to see the main sights of Berlin because it is a huge city. We saw so many sights in one day and it was a great way to get exercise on my vacation. We had plenty of stops to rest and photo opportunities. We stopped in Tiergarten for a delicious beer and meal, and I got to know some of the friendly people in our group. Brie, our canadian guide was knowledgeable, funny and extremely enthusiastic even though the group seemed half-asleep when we first started. She even lent me 10 euros to get a meal because I forgot to bring cash! Don't worry, I paid her back and tipped her well. Highly recommended!
Visiting a concentration camp in Germany is a must-do. After experiencing the best side of humanity at Oktoberfest, I got to see the worst side of humanity at Dachau. The site is huge, with some original buildings, some reconstructions, but I think most of the originals have been demolished. This is the model camp that all other camps were based on. The memorial building had so much information, I could not read through all of it. I thought that 4+ hours would be overkill, but it actually was not enough. The guide was very knowledgeable and respected the sensitivity of the subject. However, subtracting 1 star for leaving me and 2 aussies behind at the end! The meeting time was 4pm, we were there at 4:01, and they were already gone. I would think he would do a headcount first. Fortunately, Germany is a very easy place to navigate and we decided to use his tip $ to pay for our ticket back. =p
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