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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate
"Take a step back in history and visit some of the original sites of World War II. After meeting your guide at a predetermined location you'll stop by the Reichstag a historical building constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire. The Reichstag fire of 1933 gave the Nazis pretext to blame the communists and seize power; in 1945 it was bombed by soviets during the Battle of Berlin.Afterward make your way toward the Brandenburg Gate; once the symbol of division during the Cold War it now epitomizes German reunification. Along the way you'll see the beautiful Pariser Platz one of the city's main focal point.Continuing
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Small Group 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. Berlin’s iconic landmarks while emphasizing the tumultuous Nazi and Cold War eras you will learn how in the 1700's tiny Prussia’s violent transformation into Europe’s dominant military power already set the stage for the great tragedies of recent history.We begin the tour at Potsdamer Platz the business centre 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 as metaphor for Germany’s reunification transparency and commitment to democracy.Reaching back further into Berlin’s past
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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History
"Discover how a small town built on a swamp became one of the most powerful cities in the world! Enjoy your own private guide now to see all of Berlin’s main sights in one 4-hour tour encompassing all areas of the German capital’s history. Your to an imperial capital and into the dark days of the 20th Century. You’ll get to know all about Berlin all at your own pace. At the breathtaking Museum Island you will not only see inspiring neo-classical architecture but learn about the Prussians’ ambitions to turn Berlin into a world city. No wonder it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site! From here you’ll walk the entire length of the Unter den Linden the former royal boulevard. Along the way you’ll pass Germany’s central war memorial the Neue Wache
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Checkpoint Charlie Tips (171)

Disappointing

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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jlanza29
Oct 21, 2016

Checkpoint Charlie

This site receives a lot of negative criticism, but I personally found it interesting to visit although it was very, very crowded.From 1961 to 1989 Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known Berlin Wall...
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IreneMcKay
Sep 03, 2016

Check Point Charlie

The old border between the Soviet and American sector of Berlin. A museum stands to one side of the old sentry gate and there are usually a few actors dressed up as gardens as a re-enactment. You can...
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Designerartgirl
Nov 04, 2014

Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

I heard someone saying this is a tourist trap. I couldn´t disagree more! I think you don´t get the idea of the Checkpoint Charlie without visit to this museum. It is very interesting and shows all the...
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Turska
Sep 21, 2014

One more "must thing" to do

This is one of places, where you can imagine how it would have been to live at the "old Berlin" and cross the line to other side from east to west or other way around.You can have your photo taken...
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Turska
Sep 21, 2014

Checkpoint Charlie

In London, where there’s an intersection, they put in a roundabout and sometimes call it a circus, like Piccadilly Circus for example. Checkpoint Charlie is an intersection with no roundabout but is...
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EasyMalc
Jul 11, 2014

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie was as the best known place to cross the border from one side of Berlin to another (East - West). It is like a symbol of Cold War now, Berlin wall was constructed in 1961 to prevent...
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Raimix
Oct 05, 2013

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstrasse formed at the time of the wall the third checkpoint on the border between East and West Berlijn. From 1961 to 1990 this was the only crossing point for...
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shavy
Sep 01, 2013

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

The ultimate symbol of the Cold War which divided Europe and the world for four decades, the Berlin Wall is still the main tourist attraction in the German capital. And Checkpoint Charlie, the former...
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draguza
Jul 29, 2012

The fatal border

Checkpoint Charlie is the most famous border point in Berlin. During the times of the divided Berlin, there were 8 lanes for cars and buses travelling between the both parts. Many people tried to...
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Nikolay_Ivanov
Jul 19, 2012

Checkpoint Charlie

The Checkpoint Charlie site that all the visitors flock to see these days, is not the original and from what I can gather, it doesn't even stand in exactly the same place. It is what is left of the...
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Maryimelda
May 17, 2012

Checkpoint Charlie

Many visitors to Berlin make it a point to visit a relic Berlin's division - Checkpoint Charlie. For EUR2, you can take pictures with the guy dressed in Soviet army costume in front of the checkpoint....
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zuyao
Mar 16, 2012
 
 
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Things to Do Near Checkpoint Charlie

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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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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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TV Tower - Fernsehturm

At 368m, Berlin’s TV Tower is the tallest structure in Germany, so there’s no excuse for not seeing it. There’s an enclosed viewing platform at 203 m, and fortunately you don’t have to climb the 986...
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Getting to Checkpoint Charlie

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Friedrichstraße, Corner Kochstraße

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