Hallo aus Berlin! Finishing up week 2 everyone received has finally gotten their luggage back. Continuing on from our tour of the Mitte district of Berlin, our students had the opportunity to visit the famous shopping mile Kurfürstendamm, or Kudamm. This includes the world-famous department store Kaufhaus des Westens. Kaufhaus des Westens, or KaDeWe, is the largest department store in continental Europe.
Next, we visited the Berlin Olympic Stadium. The stadium hosted the world for the 1936 Olympic Games, but now plays host to the Berlin soccer team Hertha BSC and concerts. The students learned about the history of the stadium including the epic feats achieved by American athlete Jesse Owens in 1936. Students were treated to a behind the scenes view of the locker rooms and even the stage for Pink’s World Tour!
Our original plans for Friday got washed away with the rain that came that day, but our program forged ahead with another plan. Our students, after giving their weekly presentations, visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site Museum Island (Museumsinsel). The island that sits in the middle of the Spree River houses five internationally renowned museums. Our global navigators had their choice of museums with exhibitions ranging from Roman and Egyptian antiquities to 19thand 20thCentury paintings. Here are some of the pictures our students took while visiting!
And last, but certainly not least, we had the pleasure of celebrating William’s birthday while here! In addition to some sweet gifts, our group serenaded him with the German birthday song. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
Bis zum nächsten mal!
Mike and the Berlin PLs