“We spent seven days in Berlin at the Carl Duisberg Training Center from March 19 to 26. The accommodation was with host families with whom we mostly got along very well and where we tasted typical food. This week was really great! We visited many sights and had a lot of fun in the city. The first day we arrived relatively early, so we were able to admire the Brandenburg Gate and the main train station. The next days we saw other monuments, for example we went to Potsdam and there we saw Sanssouci and the New Palace.
We also went for a long walk and we saw the Berlin Cathedral, the Red City Hall, the Humboldt University, the New Synagogue, the Jewish Quarter, the Tacheles Cultural Center, the Pergamon Museum and, opposite the museum, Angela Merkel‘s apartment. At the end of the trip we arrived at Alexanderplatz and there we climbed the TV tower: a great experience.
We were able to see Berlin a second time from above because we were in the Reichstag dome. The panorama was wonderful! The same day we visited the Holocaust Memorial. The day after that we went to the museum ‘The Story of Berlin’, which was interactive and exciting; there we also saw a nuclear bunker, which was actually a bit scary. But then we were happy because we went to the Kadewe to eat a big piece of cake on the famous sixth floor. Finally, we admired the Berlin Wall with its graffiti!
Every morning we had to go to school, either by subway or by S-Bahn, both of which were very efficient. Luckily, we also had enough time for fun and were allowed to go out a few times in the evening: we went to Potsdamer Platz and we went to see the Sony Center. Then we also all went to an Australian bar together. We also went to the Hard Rock Café and to the disco ‘Club Matrix’. We took a lot of photos, spoke a lot of German, but most of all had a lot of fun.
We hope to come back to Berlin soon. Many thanks to the Carl Duisberg Training Center Berlin.”
I.T.C.G. Aulo Ceccato from Thiene, Italy