The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe was designed by Peter Eisenman and Buro Happold to honor the lives lost during the Holocaust.

The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany

The Holocaust Memorial certainly doesn't look like typical. Our guide informed us that it was designed in a vague manner so people would have to look for the significance and therefore learn more about the Holocaust.

Berlin Loves You sign, hot air balloon and vintage car

We also walked through a parking lot that was the purposely unmarked burial site of Hitler (so it wouldn't be defaced or become a shrine). After that was this more lighthearted message telling us that Berlin loved us, with a hot air balloon and vintage car on display.

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany

Checkpoint Charlie served as a Berlin Wall crossing between East and West during the Cold War, and is now a popular tourist site.

Konzerthaus Concert Hall and French Church at Gendarmenmarkt Square, Berlin

Lastly, we headed toward Gendarmenmarkt Square. To the left is the Konzerthaus Concert Hall and in the background is the French Church.

Statues outside the Konzerthaus Concert Hall in Berlin

A couple of statues outside and on top of the Konzerthaus Concert Hall.

Konzerthaus Berlin in Gendarmenmarkt Square

A different angle of the Konzerthaus Berlin, with the red painted stairs.

German Church and Konzerthaus Berlin Concert Hall in Gendarmenmarkt Square

The German Church to the rear and Konzerthaus Berlin to the right

Humboldt University

Humboldt University