Most of the Berlin wall seems to be in little bags at souvenir shops, but you can visit one section in Berlin that is still standing. It runs for just over a kilometre and is now called the East Side Gallery. This shot is taken from the West side. The artwork was all done after the fall of the wall.

This is the infamous Checkpoint Charlie. There is a museum on site that you can visit and they have a lot to make you think, even if it is put up a bit haphazardly. The ways that people thought of to escape the East is amazing. They flew over in parachutes and hot air balloons, designed suitcases to fit people inside, smuggled their kids in shopping bags, everything you can think of.

Another piece of the wall. They seem to be everywhere in Berlin.

This is King Ludwig’s fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein, in southern Germany, very near the Austrian border. When Disney built Cinderella’s castle they modelled it after this one. It has hundreds of rooms, but is only 1/3 finished. However, it does have running water! Ludwig hardly ever lived in it because he died so young.

These are really interesting. These huge haystack people, about 15ft high, seem to be everywhere in Southern Germany. They are often ads for milk, and also appear on the lawns of newlyweds to wish them luck with their new lives together.

This the Bertelmann Planet M display at Expo - a multimedia display with lots of technology. The lineups are often over 2 hours long for this exhibit.

In the background you can see the Norwegian pavilion, and notice how big some of the pavillions can be!!

This is one shot from Expo 2000. It was about $50 for a day pass, but it was completely worth it. There was so much to see, and the food was amazing. You can see the gondola in the air that carries people over the site (about ˝ hour to walk end to end) and the Dutch pavilion in the background.

A shot of the ferris wheel at one end of the Expo. It’s 5DM for a spin around and gives you a great view. Apparently, this is the largest moveable ferris wheel in the world.

The Nepal Pavillion - it is completely handcarved and took 300 families 7 years to carve. A German museum will get it once Expo is over.

On the right is the back of the Norwegian pavillion and the pavillion of Switzerland on the left. The Swiss constructed this pavillion entirely of wooden timbers, without anything extra holding it together.

Just outside Hannover there is a small town called Celle that makes you feel like you have gone back hundreds of years. Nothing was destroyed in the war, including the palace and this gorgeous chapel. It used to be open to the public, but now they have it sealed off because the humidity is damaging all the beautiful paintings.

The Catholic church in Nuremburg, just one of the many impressive churches in the town centre.

This is the main town square in Nuremburg. Nuremburg is known for its Xmas market and also for the Nuremburg trials, a great place to go shopping for sure! There are hundreds of market stalls in the downtown area.

A little town in Germany, notice the half-timbered houses. They are everywhere in the countryside of Germany.

Another of Ludwig’s creations. This is his tribute to all the great minds of Germany - a Greek temple on the bank of the Donau river. There are over 300 steps up to the top and inside there are busts of everyone that Ludwig admired. The temple is just outside of Regensburg, Germany.