Day 12 was spent exploring Berlin – a free walking tour from the hostel, a bus tour, A Visit to Checkpoint Charlie, a fabulous dinner thanks to Yelp reviews and a cruise on the River Spree. I also went to the top of the TV Tower, or Berliner Fernseturm. It is the tallest tower of its kind in Europe. I had a Night Owl reservation, which was a sale deal on Viator, and was as far as I am concerned the best way to see the city from up high – as the sun is setting. It was beautiful. I have just a little time to write this morning, as I am headed to a tour and plenary lecture at the Reigchstag building, where the Bundestag, or parliament meet, so I am uploading the pictures, but will add comments and more info later.