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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 Berlin Sightseeing Tour with a Minivan Including Short City Walks
"The tour starts at your hotel or at the airport or any other place in the city you prefer. The guide will meet you and customize the tour according to your wishes. An experienced driver will drive you all the time in a minivan with air-condition. hotspot of the ""Roaring Twenties"" with bars cinemas and theaters today a great shopping boulevard. See the KaDeWe the largest department store in continental Europe. You'll experience Berlin as a green city with the huge Tiergarten park close to the modern Government District of Germany. See the Reichstag building seat of the German parliament and discover traces of the former border between East and West in this area. Experience a walk through the Brandenburg Gate that was blocked for 28 years situated in the middle of the ""death strip"". Discover how the Second World War and the Cold War nearly destroyed the city and how it has become one of the most vibrating cities again. See the modern Potsdamer Platz and remaining pieces of the Berlin Wa
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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

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The Tiergarten

We spent a long, long time wandering the Tiergarten. It is beautiful and interesting and has many sights. It also has a map that is extremely hard to follow. Among the parts we liked were the rose...
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IreneMcKay
Aug 30, 2016

One of Europe's major Zoos

Like many other people, I like animals but I don’t like zoos, and so I’m as surprised as anybody to find myself writing about Berlin Zoo. So why am I?The simple answer is that I was staying nearby but...
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EasyMalc
Jul 04, 2016

The Tiergarten

The official German name for the park known as The Tiergarten is Großer Tiergarten, which helps to distinguish it from the district of the same name.This huge park in central Berlin covers an area of...
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EasyMalc
Jun 26, 2016

The zoo in Berlin

Berlin zoo is one of the biggest zoos in Germany. It is also quite famous worldwide, so when I visited Berlin, I knew I wanted to go to the zoo as well. I had big expectations and the zoo fully met...
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bezsensu
Oct 06, 2014

Berlin ZOO

It is one of the places I definitely wanted to see in Berlin, as I have heard many good words about this ZOO. Anyway, it was probably I bit worse than I expected :)It is known that Prussian King...
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Raimix
Oct 05, 2013

Tiergarten park

It is one of the places to run away from crows of people and cars, Tiergarten is called as biggest city park in Europe (as I heard).It was known as hunting place since 16th century. The first public...
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Raimix
Sep 29, 2013

Berlin Zoo

Is situated a few steps from the (Kurfürstendamm). "Zoologischer Garten" is also known as Zoo Berlin. It was opened in 1844 it was the first German ZooThere are 1500 different animal species the most...
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shavy
Sep 05, 2013

Berlin Zoo

This is larger and more famous of Berlins 2 zoos. As one of the largest and oldest zoos in Europe, its one of the most visited places in the city. There, one can see a wide range of exotic and...
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roamer61
Jun 16, 2013

The Tiergarten

Keeping its English connection, along with the architect behind the restoration of the Reichstag that sits in it, the Tiergarten (Animal Garden) is a vast English style park on the western side of the...
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antistar
Jun 08, 2013

Bismarck memorial

Bismarck memorial, located in the Tiergarten, is dedicated to Prince Otto von Bismarck, who was Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Prussia and the first Chancellor of the German Empire. The monument was...
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croisbeauty
Jun 01, 2013

Berlin Zoo

Berlin Zoo is probably most famous for Knut the Polar Beer but really the entire zoo is an awesome experience. It's apparently the most visited zoo in Europe and when you get the you'll start to...
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Indefatigable
Jun 05, 2012

Zoological Garden

The Berlin Zoo was opened in 1844 and is the oldest zoo in Germany and one of the largest in the world with nearly 15,000 animals, it is also one of the most popular attractions in Berlin with...
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alancollins
May 26, 2012
 
 
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Things to Do Near Tiergarten and Zoo

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Soviet War Memorial

"Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten" This is one of our fondest memory of our visit to Berlin when we walk about 20 kilometers , perhaps even more. As we walk along the street called"Straße des 17. Juni"...
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Bauhaus Archive - Museum of Design

The Bauhaus Archive - Museum of Design is a small museum, but very nice if you are interested in modern architecture. It started in Darmstadt in 1960 and Walter Gropius was asked to design a dedicated...
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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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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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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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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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Getting to Tiergarten and Zoo

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Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin

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