We started off the day by visiting Tier gardens (the former Royal Family’s hunting grounds); the gardens were really bland in comparison to every other garden/park we have visited thus far. We spent the next few hours at the Topography of Terror exhibit which documented the history of Nazi Germany with many photographs and documents, like a picture of this nonconformist badass:
The museum is located at the former site of the Gestapo and rubble from the destroyed building surrounds the museum. Across the street is the surviving Luftwaffe SS building:
Afterwards, we returned to the hostel to rest/warm up/eat. We had an appointment to enter the Reichstag (parliament building) that evening (an appointment is necessary after a bomb threat was made a few years back), so we headed there to get a good view of the city. We ascended the dome, where we got a nice view, enhanced by the Festival of Lights.
Afterwords, we checked out a few of the buildings and monuments involved in the festival; it was pretty neat! Here are a few pictures of the festival: