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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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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

An afternoon at the Zoo

As a child I had been taken to Berlin Zoo, on a few occasions so, although not a big fan of zoos generally, I decided it would be fun to have another look around and see if things had changed at all....
Mariajoy
Apr 04, 2011

Tiergarten memorial

This monument is final home for 300.000 Russian soldiers killed in the liberation of Berlin. What went so wrong that such a huge number of young guys were lost on one side only? What kind of strategy...
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croisbeauty
Jan 02, 2012

Waterworld, reptiles and insects

Next to Bahnhof Zoo you will find the oldest zoological garden of Germany (1844)A gift by Friedrich Wilhelm IV. The location is in the “Tiergarten” Park ( the names are little bit confusing ) – the...
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Luchonda
Aug 29, 2006

Magical world of animals

The Zoo is without doubt a frequently visited place for old and youngFounded in 1844 by Prussian King William IV, the Zoologischer Garten is Europes oldest zoo. With 13,000 animals and 1,400 different...
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Luchonda
Aug 29, 2006

The Carillon

I came upon this 42m tower in the Tiergarten and must confess I had no idea at the time what it was. I now know it’s a carillon and the largest musical instrument in Europe. The tower contains 68...
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alancollins
Nov 02, 2007

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

Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde

I have already been to the Zoologischer Garten and decided I would visit Berlins other zoo the Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde. The Zoologischer Garten may be the oldest zoo in Germany and may have...
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alancollins
Dec 12, 2007

this way to Rousseau Insel

Tiergarten is a large, green park in the middle of Berlin, criss-crossed by ponds and small waterways, and lined by the River Spree to the north. Very Romantic Period, calm, yet not at all nostalgic....
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alza
Nov 20, 2004

Turtle Walk #2: Zoo Station to Brandenburg Gate

This walk guides you from Zoo Station to Brandenburg Gate via Tiergarten Park, Victory Column and the Sovjet Monument. Length is approx. 2.5 miles or 4 km.Alternatively, you can replace the Sovjet...
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Turtleshell
Dec 14, 2007

Treptov park and Tiergarten

20-30 years ago each Soviet citizen who appeared in Berlin, visited Treptov park necessarily. Therefore we advise this traditional ritual to every russian people. The Soviet soldier bu Vutetich "with...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Feb 15, 2006

Tiergarten

Park Tirgarten. Germans suited this huge park (three kilometers at length and kilometer at width) in the city centre. Once it was a warren where kurfursts hunted on hares, wild boars and deers. From...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Mar 11, 2006
 
 
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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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