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Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Top free things to do in Berlin! Stroll the East Side gallery. A colourful memorial to freedom, the East Side Gallery sits along the Spree River and is the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall. In the wake of the declassification of the wall, more than 100 artists from all over the world made their mark, turning it into an open-air gallery covered in declarations of peace and other politically minded murals and graffiti.

from The Independent

Every year on Holocaust Memorial Day, I'll light a candle. But why?

Every year on Holocaust Memorial Day, I'll light a candle and remember the millions who perished 27.1.2013

from BBC Religion & Ethics

In pictures: Illustrating hope

Illustration of barbed wire progressively turning into roses by Irina Gliudza. (Photo: Fabrica) Part of a commission to transform poems written by children in the Terezin concentration camp into works of art. Also, 27 January is Holocaust Remembrance Day in the UK.

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48 Hours in Berlin: the Budgettraveller spends 48 hours in Berlin on a 130 Euro budget that covers all costs including lodging. Highlights of the trip include visits to the Holocaust Memorial, free lunchtime concert at Berlin Philharmonic, relaxing in the Lustgarten, the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Filmmuseum and the Pergamonmuseum among others. Read about his trip with more tips and tricks included in the full guide.


AUSCHWITZ - View of a open door on one of the ovens at Auschwitz. The ovens were primarily used to incinerate the corpses of those inmates who were executed in gas chambers(Gabriel Hackett/Getty Images)