We (I) miraculously managed to navigate the U-Bahn and we successfully got to Hansaplatz. Here's a picture of us on the train:
Our plan was to walk through the Tiergarten and watch the game on the big screen behind the Brandenburger Tor in what's called the 'Fan Mile'. So we walked along and enjoyed marching with the other dressed up people, everyone was very excited and it was fascinating to be a part of it.
We made it there, and it started raining:
The rain was pretty depressing and with the umbrellas we couldn't see anything at all. People started to climb on parked cars to get a better view and when the police turned up we decided to leave. We were hungry, we were being rained on and we wanted to see and hear the football!
We felt like we were wimping out a bit, but don't worry it was the right decision and we went back later. Anyway we went to a pub and watched the game with real Berliners. The seats were comfy, there was beer and we could see perfectly!
I walked Tanbay's sister back to the hostel after a bit, proving once and for all that I am a better big brother than Tanbay is, and also that it's safe to walk around Berlin at night, or at least it was at that particular date and time and part of Berlin.
Anyway it went onto extra time and, as I'm sure you know GERMANY WON!!
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