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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

Checkpoint Charlie was one of the main gateways for crossing between the two halves of Berlin during the Cold War. The naming of the checkpoints was based on the phonetic alphabet, and as this was the...
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sue_stone
Aug 11, 2006

Checkpoint Charlie Museum

There are two reasons why i reccomend visiting this museum in the morning. Firstly, because there is quite often a queue so ts better to arrive early to avoid the crowd. Secondly, there is so much...
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Colzy
Nov 19, 2004

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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toonsarah
Jun 17, 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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mallyak
Dec 07, 2010

Checkpoint Charlie

Numerous legends and agent stories are told about Checkpoint Charlie. The former border crossing point between East and West Berlin was the place where Soviet and American tanks stood face to face,...
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darkjedi
Sep 12, 2008

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

Famous checkpoint

Ten days after closing the border on August 13, 1961 tourists from abroad, diplomats and the military personnel of the Western Powers were only allowed to enter East Berlin via the crossing point at...
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Gerrem
Aug 27, 2005

Try to Survive at this busy Intersection

At this former checkpoint – which was one of three controlled by the Americans – you cannot avoid the impression you are in a big city LOL It is flooded with tourists, tour buses spitting out...
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Kakapo2
Jan 15, 2008

Symbol of the cold war

Alfa, Bravo, Charlie ( from the Nato phonetic alphabet )Checkpoint Charlie was without doubt a very important military post during the cold warBut now a days i feel that it is more an attraction point...
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Luchonda
Sep 02, 2006

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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illumina
Dec 04, 2009

Checkpoint Charlie

After the Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 a number crossing points were introduced, the third was Checkpoint Charlie. The crossing point became a symbol of the cold war and featured in a number of...
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alancollins
Apr 28, 2007

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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johngayton
Oct 08, 2010
 
 
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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

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Friedrichstraße, Corner Kochstraße

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