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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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Wall Museum

The Wall Museum (Mauermuseum) is also known as the Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie. The museum documents the events leading to the construction of the Berlin Wall, the attempts of Berliners to cross the...
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Mar 15, 2012

Checkpoint Charlie

It is one of the most important symbol of freedom in Berlin. I didn't know much about the history of this landmark, and that is due to my laconic attention span in regards to history. it's one of the...
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Mar 05, 2012


BERLIN ..I , like most who visit Berlin took a visit to Check point Charlie!!. I know it's the real touristy thing to do but I was very interested to see this site from the military point of view.....
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Jan 31, 2012

My first stop

I just couldn't avoid Checkpoint Charlie because it is situated on a way to my hotel. In a day time this place is crowded by courious tourists although, in my opinion, it offers nothing interesting to...
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Dec 27, 2011

Mauermuseum: Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

One of the highlights of our previous trip to Berlin was a visit to this museum. Privately run, it documents the story of the Berlin Wall, and in particular the individual stories of those who sought...
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Jun 17, 2011

A Colorful Candystand!

This stand is just across the corner from Checkpoint Charlie. I thought it makes for a good photo because it was so colorful. Almost any kind of candy you want you can get for a small amount of Euros,...
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Apr 04, 2011

Checkpoint Charlie

I had always thought of Checkpoint Charlie as a bridge, in the darkness, fog rolling in, sinister men wearing trench coats with their hats pulled down over their eyes, secretly wearing Superman...
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Feb 01, 2011

Check Point Charlie

Nowadays the Checkpoint is pretty much a tourist trap (complete with purveyors of the usual Eastern European kitsch). If you want to get a feel for the tense atmosphere which arises when a city street...
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Dec 07, 2010

Wandering The City #8 - Definitely A Tourist Trap!

Following the erection of the Berlin Wall and the closing of the border between East and West Berlin the East Germans constructed three crossing points which the Allied forces named A, B and C (Alpha,...
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Oct 08, 2010

Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

The Museum opened on 14 June 1963 having grown from a two roomed outfit in 1962. The museum is right next to the Checkpoint (Charlie).The museums exhibitons catalogue The Wall; it's history and many...
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Jan 06, 2010

Checkpoint Charlie

The most well-known crossing point of eight in the Berlin wall, Check-point Charlie (Charlie for C; at least 3 allied checkpoints were named alphabetically) was restricted to Allied personnel and...
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Dec 04, 2009

Kind of cheesey, but you have to go anyways

Checkpoint Charlie (called that because it is the third checkpoint, or Checkpoint C, and the letter C is Charlie in the phonetic alphabet) is the most famous border crossing between what used to be...
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Oct 10, 2009
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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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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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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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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


Friedrichstraße, Corner Kochstraße


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