On our last day in Berlin we spent most of the day at the Zoo to do something mainly for OMB. Of course, being Berlin, even something as universal as a zoo has significance. Due to the partition of the city the station became the de facto central station for West Berlin and the inspiration for U2’s song “Zoo Station”. Coincidentally, Berlin was plastered with posters advertising the 20th anniversary re-release of Achtung Baby. I’d rather there had been more about David Bowie’s trilogy of Berlin-recorded albums, Low, Heroes and Lodger, but you can’t have everything. At least it wasn’t all about David Hasselhoff!
As with all city centre zoos, there was a feeling that it was somehow not right to have large animals which were used to roaming wide areas confined in a relatively small space. Fortunately the elephants didn’t look too bored. The aquarium and crocodile house were the highlights.