I went on an awesome hike in Berlin today to Pfaueninsel (Peacock island). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features peacocks who roam free across the island along with some (fenced in) horses and water buffalo.
Whilst wandering around Treptower park, I stumbled across an amusement park called “Spreepark” which has been abandoned since 2001. Apparently the owners of the insolvent company shipped some of the rides to Peru in 2002. They were only allowed to ship them there for “repair” purposes. It turned out that the owner was setting up a new park in Peru, but after this failed, he attempted to send one of the rides back to Germany, but it was stopped at the border due to having 180 kg of cocaine inside it!
The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the world’s first fighter jet, and I got see one at the Berlin airshow These things were the menace of the allied air forces towards the end of world war 2, and many experts believe that if they’d been operational a year earlier, that they could have helped Germany change the direction of the war and lead to a very different world than the one we live in today.