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Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour: David Bowie and the End of the World with a Historian Guide
"When David Bowie moved to Berlin in 1976 he found an island of Cold War angst “cut off from its world art and culture dying with no hope of retribution.” This tour takes you back to the decadent 1970’s city that inspired Bowie’s classic Berlin albums Low Heroes and Lodger. Starting at Cold War West Berlin’s decadent heart Zoo Station
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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
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Panoramapunkt

Potsdamer Platz has been changed out of all recognition since The Wall came down and is now full of modern skyscrapers including the Kollhoff Tower.Named after Hans Kollhoff, a Berlin architect who...
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EasyMalc
Jun 25, 2016

A Place to be again

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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EasyMalc
Jun 25, 2016

New and modren

If you ask me, this was the place I could have skipped. O.k. Maybe you should see this kind of place. Just to see that there is something so different in the town.But I really can´t say we would have...
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Turska
Sep 21, 2014

Potsdamer square

Potsdamer square is like a symbol of Berlin modernity. Here you can see a few skyscrapers, among them - famous Sony center. the name of Potsdamer square comes from a road, that lead to historical town...
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Raimix
Oct 07, 2013

Potsdamer Platz

A busy intersection located on the site once occupied by the Wall. The wall was in fact built right on the Potsdamer Platz.. Potsdamer Platz has a turbulent history before World War II it was a lively...
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shavy
Sep 03, 2013

Potsdamer Platz

"Once the busiest traffic centres in all of Europe, the square was divided in two by the Berlin Wall, and subsequently became a ghost of its former self. In front of the main U-Bahn station we saw one...
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antistar
Jun 08, 2013

Modern hub in Berlin

Potsdamer Platz has been the centre of lots of regeneration over the post-war period, Today it is a thriving transport hub and home to many modern high rise buildings. It is also home to the popular...
slothtraveller
Nov 02, 2012

Potsdamer Platz

The Potsdamer Platz is one of the most famous squares in the center of Berlin and also an important traffic hub. The square is named after the nearby city of Potsdam. Before World War II was a lively...
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Twan
Jul 30, 2012

Modern and classy

At Potsdamer platz are located the tallest buildings in Berlin (except the TV-tower).There are: Sony-centre, The Deutsche bahn offices, hotel Ritz, Kaisersaal, as well as the hall where the Berlin...
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Nikolay_Ivanov
Jul 19, 2012

Potsdamer Platz

The Potsdamer Platz is one of the most famous squares in the center of Berlin and also an important traffic hub. The square is named after the nearby city of Potsdam. Before World War II was a lively...
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Twan
Mar 15, 2012

Panorama Punkt

One of several skyscrapers at the Potsdamer Platz is the Kollhoff-Tower. A modest (by New York standards) 25 storeys it is nevertheless a striking building due to the way it tapers to a sharp...
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toonsarah
Jun 17, 2011

A former wasteland

Of all the places in Berlin that has changed since the Wall came down, none has changed more than Potsdamer Platz. The former wasteland in the heart of the city is now a major traffic intersection and...
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toonsarah
Jun 17, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Potsdamer Platz

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Topography of Terror

Anyone who has an interest in where the Nazis held their seat of power may want to include Wilhelmstrasse on their itinerary - but it has to be stressed that very few buildings have survived from that...
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Holocaust Memorial

I could never understand the behavior of people at times .... This place is not for posing for photos doing your "V" for victory signs ... or for jumping from slab to slab .... This is a memorial...
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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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Neue Nationalgalerie - CLOSED

The Neue Nationalgalerie is an impressive museum exhibiting art works from 1900 to 1945. A large collection of German Expressionist including Max Beckman and Otto Dix. There was also a nice exhibition...
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Kulturforum

This is Berlin's main gallery of old masters, from the 14th through 18th Century. Its their answer to the MET in NYC or the Louvre in Paris. One can see many masterpieces here from Germany, Holland,...
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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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Potsdamer Platz, Berlin-Tiergarten

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