Whilst in Berlin, I went on two bike tours. Berlin is such a huge city so I got to see a lot more than what I would have on foot. I learned so much on these tours. At Treptower Park, the Soviet War Memorial, I felt like I was stepping back into Communist East Germany. One of my favourite stories from here was hearing how the Bethke brothers fled to the West. The three brothers escaped at three different times but the last time in 1989 was the most dramatic and spectacular. Because it was virtually impossible to climb across the wall, they decided to fly. They took ultralight flying lessons in Belgium and flew their ultralight aircrafts across the border. Initially, they failed. But on their second attempt on May 26, 1989, they flew across East Berlin. To confuse the border guards, they painted Soviet stars on their planes andThey dressed in military uniforms. Their brother Egbert waited in Treptower Park in East Berlin where they landed the plane and immediately took off again. Although there some tragic stories that came out of East Berlin, this one made me laugh and smile.