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Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin
"Your tour begins at the Brandenburg Gate where in June 1987 President Ronald Reagan famously called on Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” Nearby is the former Soviet Embassy a grandiose monument built in 1945 amid the rubble of World War II as a bold declaration of Stalin’s ambition to control all of Berlin. You will be informed on how the Allies’ post­war division of Germany into four parts led to decades of Cold War tensio a key crossing point between East and West Berlin. When families were torn apart by East Germany’s iron­fisted immigration laws they said their sad goodbyes here in the office known as the Palace of Tears. At Nordbahnhof
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Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City
"The tour begins at the Brandenburg Gate where in June 1987 President Ronald Reagan famously called on Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” Nearby is the former Soviet Embassy a grandiose monument built in 1945 amid the rubble of World War II as a bold declaration of Stalin’s ambition to control all of Berlin. We will discuss how the Allies’ post­war division of Germany into four parts led to decades of Cold War tensions.< a key crossing point between East and West Berlin. When families were torn apart by East Germany’s iron­fisted immigration laws they said their sad goodbyes here in the office known as the Palace of Tears. At Nordbahnhof
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"Private Half-Day Tour of Berlin: Capital of Culture
Private 3-hour Introductory Tour of Berlin Capital of Culture Tyranny and Tolerance"This 3-­hour tour of Germany’s capital city takes a broad view of the political and ideological forces that unleashed genocide and global war in the 20th century. Exploring Berlin’s iconic landmarks while emphasizing the tumultuous Nazi and Cold War eras you will learn how in the 1700s tiny Prussia’s violent transformation into Europe’s dominant military power already set the stage for the great tragedies of recent history. Begin the tour at Potsdamer Platz the business center which replaced the wasteland formerly known as East Germany’s “Death Strip.” Following the path where the Berlin Wall once stood through to the historic Tiergarten Park you take in the dramatic new Holocaust Memorial and the Reichstag. While the mysterious fire that damaged the Reichstag in 1933 was used by the Nazis as the pretext to suspend civil liberties and arrest political opponents the grand glass dome created for the building in 1992 by architect Norman Foster (complete with walkways that look down into the Parliament) provokes a discussion about the symbolic intentions of the cupola a metaphor for Germany’s reunification
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The heart of East Berlin

Like Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz was a hub of the city’s nightlife when Berlin was in its heyday in the 1920s, and like it was badly damaged by Allied bombing raids during the Second World War....
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toonsarah
Jun 17, 2011

Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz is a vast square and was the former East Berlin's main commercial hub. It is called 'Alex' by the locals and was one of the most vibrant parts of Berlin prior to the second World War.At...
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sue_stone
Apr 04, 2011

Centre of the East has become the Centre of it All

This was the place where we met up with relatives from the East when we visited Berlin during the times of German separation, mostly at the Weltuhr (World Time Clock) – sorry, forgot to take a picture...
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Kakapo2
Oct 02, 2007

Past &amp; Future

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Alexanderplatz was one of the busiest squares in the city. Originally it was called the Ochsenmarkt or oxen market, but after a visit by Tzar Alexander I it...
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Gerrem
Aug 27, 2005

Build-A-Bear

What a big surprise: Build-A-Bear Workshop in Germany's Berlin! I learned about this store way back in Kansas City, Missouri, when I visited there with wonderful friends. Build-A-Bear: One starts by...
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MD2nd
Aug 27, 2011

Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz, or Alex, as it’s known to Berliners is a windswept pedestrianised plaza doubling up as a meeting point and transport hub in what used to be East Berlin.It was the downtown centre for...
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EasyMalc
Jun 24, 2016

Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft (Friendship Fount.)

Although the name of this fountain on Alexanderplatz is Friendship Fountain of Nations (or: Peoples) we had the impression is was a place for gay guys to find and reinforce their friendships LOL We...
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Kakapo2
Oct 02, 2007

Alexanderplatz

I visited Alexanderplatz a number of times during my visit to Berlin. It is one of those areas that is always seems busy and it is an important hub in the transport system. The whole area was...
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alancollins
Aug 25, 2012

Der Alex

"The wide-open and empty space of Alexanderplatz is the focal point of East Berlin, and the subject of major remodeling by this part of the city's former Socialist masters. Der Alex was intended to be...
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antistar
Jan 12, 2012

Alex !

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Alexander-platz was one of the busiest squares in the city. Originally it was called the Ochsenmarkt or oxen market, but after a visit by Tzar Alexander I it...
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jenniferchin
Oct 08, 2004

A big Building Site for quite a While

When we visited in August 2007 the square was a huge building site, with fences, cranes, diggers and ditches everywhere. You could already imagine that some day also this monumental square will get...
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Kakapo2
Oct 02, 2007

Alexander Platz

In the center of former East Berlin - is Alexander Plaz.Berliners name its - Square Alex in honour of the Russian emperor Alexander the First on the occasion of his stay in Berlin. The next square is...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Feb 04, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Alexanderplatz

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Sanssouci Palace

Sanssouci Palace (Schloss Sanssouci on German language maps and guides) is one of the primary tourist attractions in the city, and is where many of the tours bring their people. It has a gift...
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Karl Marx Allee

A walk along Karl Marx Allee may not be everybody’s idea of a morning or afternoon out in Berlin, but if the old GDR ideology fascinates you as much as it does me, then try and find a gap in your...
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St. Hedwig's Cathedral

St. Hedwig's Cathedral is a Catholic Cathedral, constructed in around 1747, but consecrated in 1773. It is interesting enough, as it was just the fist Catholic church in Berlin after Reformation. It...
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Berlin Hauptbahnhof - Berlin Central Station

Berlin's modern glass and steel central railway station is an impressive railway hub with 5 different levels Opened in May 2006, the Main railway station is Berlin's sparkling new train station,...
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Checkpoint Charlie

If Checkpoint Charlie would have been left as it was originally it would be spectacular .... but now it's just a sad tourist trap ... People line up to take photos with some guy dressed in a US...
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Rotes Rathaus - Red City Hall

After visiting the Marx Engels Forum, we walked to the Red Townhall. There are several sites here: the Red Town Hall, Saint Mary's Church and the Neptune Fountain. The Red Town Hall is made up of red...
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Alexanderplatz, Berlin-Mitte

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