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Land Berlin Tourist Traps

  • Wall pieces

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    The last version of the Berlin Wall was over 140 Km in circumference, 3.6 metres high and 1.2 metres thick which makes for a total amount of concrete of around 604,800 cubic metres. For a "do-it-youselfer" you can buy ready-to-mix concrete at about 10 Euros per cubic metre these days and so I'd assume that back in 1961 the cost for a major project...

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  • Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    I visited the tower in the early nineties and enjoyed the experience. As I was passing recently I thought I'd have a ride to the top again. I was shocked to see that for an adult the cost for a two minute ride was now 11 euros. Please don't waste your money there are more enjoyable ways to spend your money in this exciting vibrant city. Don't it's...

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  • History - Cold War

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    During the period of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie was one of two crossing points for visitors between East and West (the other being Friedrichstraße Station); in fact it was both border crossing and destination in its own right. We went there in 1985, as I imagine all tourists did, to photograph the famous signs ("You are now leaving the...

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  • Areas of Berlin

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    Someone else has already mentioned it, but there are turkish or some eastern european men working the system here. They are close to or near the cathedral, the TV Tower or Unter den Linden. You will see men with 3 little boxes playing a game where they have a little soccer ball and you watch him move it, You know where it goes, because he oddly...

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  • Sights

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    Wrapping up buildings, coasts and whatever else. No clue why the heck them guys are doing that but it's called "art". In case you like to check on their "art" below is a link provided. http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/academicdepartments/art/gallery/Echristo.htm

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  • Reichstag Dome

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    there´s no charge to get in and the usual security checks apply. there was a pretty long queue - so get a friend to wait (or vice versa) whilst you collect the free brochures that they hand out from the stall. enjoy yourself! its all part of german history. have a real close look at the building when you are queuing and you´ll see how it´s been...

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  • Food and Drink

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    With a friend I went to the Kaufhaus des Westens for a nice brunch. There I got very disappointed. While the Kaufhaus offers breakfast/brunch, it is how they offer it what traps the people. The selection and variety of breakfast items presented is not what I would expect from such a famous Kaufhaus. The company should also do something to...

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  • Souvenirs

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    Around the Brandenburg Gate are numerous stalls selling East German "cold war" hats, russian badges , flags and military uniforms. My mistake was stopping at the stall selling "REAL" parts of the Berlin Wall placed in a fancy plastic case with East German coin!It didnt occur to me until after my trip that this tiny piece of rock , sprayed to look...

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  • Public Transport

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    I find the Hop On Hop Off bus tours in Berlin are becoming obsolete and a tourist trap. Bus 100 and 200 will take you to most sites on their route from Zoo Station to Alexanderplatz and Prenzlauer Berg, Michelangelostrasse. Also the transit system in Berlin is cheap and convenient. By taking Berlin's transit system instead of bus tours you will...

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  • Prices

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    Berlin is probably the cheapest capital of any developed country in the world. Note though that in the touristy areas, prices tend to be skyrocketting (for example in restaurants in the main boulevard "Unter den Linden"). A few metro stations further off, eating, drinking and partying is pretty cheap.

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  • Beggars

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    You can find them everywhere but in Berlin they are persistent and organized. I don't know what nationality they are but they can almost speak any language. The women carry around a baby. Don't be fooled, it is a doll. They throw it at you and in your surprise someone else is swiping your bags and pockets. When you see one walk around in a big...

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  • Shops

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    Every time visitors come to Berlin Berliners (well especially West Berliners) like to say "You simply must visit Kadewe, it is the Harrod's of Berlin" Two of my guests were even told to visit Kadewe by well meaning Germans. It is basically a gigantic upperclass shopping center and while they have a nice food section (I think it is the only place in...

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  • History - World War II

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    What a tourist trap! I went expecting to be moved to my very core with the historical significance of Check Point Charlie. I was expected to be awed at how amazing it was and how incredible it was. I went there and I could barely move due to the swarms of tourists. I couldn't even take a decent photo because there was always a group of people...

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  • Weather

    Berlin Tourist Traps

    Excuse, it happened to me not in Berlin but on the way back to Poland. DRIVING AT SNOW STORM In Berlin at the end of February I had quite good weather - a little bit snow in the morning but mostly sunny weather during the day. When I left Berlin driving first towards Dresden than to Wroclaw, Poland it started to change. It was snowing and shortly...

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