For our TY end of year trip we went to Berlin.
We left the new hall at 01:30 am and headed to Dublin airport, we arrived at terminal two and head walked to over to where we got checked. After a couple of hours in the airport it was time for the flight to board. We boarded the plane and took the two hour flight to Berlin.
We arrived in Berlin at 10am in the morning, which meant we had a full day for activities. Although it was the morning everybody was really tired because we’d been up for a full 24hours with little to no sleep.
We went back to the hostel to drop off our bags before getting a tour of Berlin by bus. We stopped at brandonberg gates to wake ourselves up a little before continuing the tour
On the second day, we got a tour of checkpoint Charlie, we went to the checkpoint Charlie museum as well and then went shopping afterwards.
After checkpoint Charlie we went straight to Tropical island water park. Tropical island is the world largest indoor water park, it was built inside an old world war 2 blimp hanger. Inside there were hotair balloons along with a cinema, water slides, go karts and alot more. It was definetly one of the highlights of Berlin for me.
On the third day we went to saxonhausnon concentration camp, it was really eery and creepy, although most of the things had been destroyed. It was a really interesting tour and I learned a lot about would war two from it.
After saxonhausnon we went on a tour of a large underground bunker built during the Cold War when Germany was in worry of being bombed by Russia. The purpose of the bunker is to protect anybody for a nuclear bomb, although it would only protect you for two weeks until all supplies run out and everybody is left with no food or anything.
We then went to a couple of museums and left back for the airport.
We waited in the airport for a couple of hours before getting the two hour flight back to Ireland, and then the bus home to ballshannon.
All in all Berlin was a great experience, It was the highlight of my TY year, and I had great fun throughout.