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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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"Private Modern Berlin Walking Tour: A Diverse
Private Modern Berlin Walking Tour A Diverse Vibrant and Exciting New German Capital"Explore ­the courtyards of Mitte where the previously worn and neglected buildings were quickly restored to their former glory after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now a hub of artistic culture consumerism and IT start-ups these labyrinthine passages provided the breeding ground for Berlin's post-unification cultural scene.Visit trendy Prenzlauer Berg scene of a demographic upheaval that has seen an influx of well-heeled and upwardly mobile young families. We chronicle the fundamental changes that have transformed this one-time working-class district into an area favored by dynamic entrepreneurs and y an old brewery complex which has been totally refurbished into a center for culture and the arts. Its transformation mirrors the metamorphosis that continues in East Berlin.Experience the exciting alternative districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuz
From EUR320.00
 
City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Berlin is home to renowned universities museums and entertainment venues and steeped in some of the most groundbreaking moments of world history. With one-third of its area composed of forests parks rivers and lakes this city is a gem to visit any time of the year. One of the best ways to explore the city’s offerings at your own pace is on a City Sightseeing open-top hop-on hop-off bus. Three routes with 2-hour
From EUR19.00

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Another Eastside Gallery pic. This one shows the battle between those who wanted the wall destroyed and those who wanted kept for history and art.

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East Side Gallery

The longest remaining section of the wall and given over to artists for both new and the renovation of old art.

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