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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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"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
From $390.00

Holocaust Memorial Tips (73)

Information Centre

The most visible and most impactful element of the Holocaust Denkmal is the Field of Stelae, described in my other tip. But that is no ordinary memorial, lacking as it does any inscription, dates,...
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toonsarah
May 20, 2012

The Field of Stelae

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a memorial not just for Berlin, but for the whole of Germany, and struck me as a very open and honest response by that country to one of the darkest...
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toonsarah
Jun 17, 2011

Memorial to the Murdered jews

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish...
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mallyak
Dec 07, 2010

Massive but Understated Monument

Spread across several hundred yards of open area is a stunning monument to those lost in the Holacoust. Blocks of concrete running in lines at various heights from a few feet to maybe 6 feet tall...
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Roadquill
Oct 18, 2010

A visit to the topography of terror

When visiting Berlin make sure to visit the Topography of Terror in what was then the SS headquarters. It's an outdoor museum near Checkpoint Charlie. A piece of the Wall sits atop it. This museum...
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azz8206
Jul 19, 2010

Memorial del Holocausto/ Holocaust memorial

Al lado de la Puerta de Brandemburgo, como un ondulado mar de miles (2711) de columnas de hormigón se despliega el llamado 'Monumento a los Judíos asesinados en Europa' El arquitecto judío...
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elpariente
Mar 04, 2010

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

In 1988 a proposal was made for establishing a 'highly visible memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe' in Berlin; in 1999 after long debates the German Bundestag passed the resolution to build the...
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illumina
Aug 11, 2009

The memorial

The monument was inaugurated on May 10, 2005. This a great maze of concrete columns in 2711, aims to bring tourists to the horror experienced by the Jewish community during the Holocaust.Located...
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lina112
Jul 22, 2009

Memmorial To The Murdered Jews Of Europe

Stiftung Denkmal Fur Die Ermordeten Juden Europas (Memmorial To The Murdered Jews Of Europe) consists of 2711 grave stones which are like huge columns. The archtect of this monument is Peter...
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kmohandas
Apr 10, 2009

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

When I last visited Berlin in May 2003 the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe was just a building site with an observation and information area. It would another 2 years before the monument was...
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alancollins
Jan 27, 2009

To Remember and Never Forget!

Over 2,700 concrete stelae are laid in a grid pattern over an area of 19,073 square meters. A huge "field of stelae". I walk up and down the aisles between the long rows of stelae. When the path...
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iblatt
Oct 22, 2008

very moving

This monument, right next to the Brandenburg Gate is a moving and chilling reminder of the tragedies of the Twentieth Century. The huge granite slabs are arranged in such a way as to create a...
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piglet44
Jul 26, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Holocaust Memorial

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Pariser Platz

Pariser Platz stands at the eastern end of Unter den Linden next to the Brandenburg Gate. It was laid out between 1732 and 1734 in what was a Baroque expansion of the city. It received its present...
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Madame Tussauds

Now Berlin has a "Madame Tussauds" wax cabinet, too. Actually, it is quite fun. If you get over the hefty entry fee (18,50 € for adults), it is a very interactive experience with lots of photo...
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Potsdamer Platz

At a point where five roads converged at the old Potsdam Gate, Potsdamer Platz became the busiest and most recognized intersection in Germany - if not Europe. It became so busy that Europe’s first...
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Museum für Kommunikation - Museum for Communication

Museum for Communication was established in 1995 in this building which is imposing example of Wilhelmine architecture. The museum is charged with documenting all aspects of the history of...
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Reichstag

I wanted to get a photo of the Reichstag building, and as I walked past one of the other buildings I noticed a poster advertising a free light show transforming the sides of several of the government...
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Unter den Linden

We just happened to notice old cars through the window and went in. It is free to visit, and you can see Mercedes cars from many ages. Also many MB-accesories sold in here. We only watched the oldest...
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Getting to Holocaust Memorial

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Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 20:00

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