After spending a big chunk of the morning queuing to register for the Reichstag, we went and picked up dinner food (including strawberry chocolate!) and headed over to the Olympic stadium from the 1936 Olympics.
The stadium itself is huge and in a lot of places just feels really imposing and a bit oppressive – like so many buildings from the Nazi Germany era. That said, the main stadium itself with the athletics track and everything is really awesome looking and really pretty. We also had a picnic in the stadium which was kind of cool.
After the stadium we headed back to the Reichstag. We got to go right to the top and into the Dome. There was even a really cool bit about the history of the Reichstag, like I had no idea that Hitler never actually entered the Reichstag – while he was in charge the government was based elsewhere.
From the top of the Dome you could see out across the city which was really cool. It put into perspective Berlin as a whole city – we were pointing out all the different things we’d seen throughout the week and it was kind of interesting how close and far away some things were. It was like we’d seen all these individual bits of history and then from up there you could see them all as a whole. OK, I get it that that sounds really sad, but I swear, it was awesome!
In the evening we went to an oriental restaurant where the food was pretty tasty although I was feeling really sleepy so I headed back to the hostel early and had a nice early night.