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"Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Berlin Wall
"Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Berlin Wall Cold War and Checkpoint Charlie""Your guide will take you on a walk along the former death strip in the city center of Berlin and to a visit of the authentic sites and documentation centers.The tour starts at the Berlin Wall Documentation Center north of downtown Berlin. Here in ""Bernauer Strasse"" many of the dramatic escape attempts took place successfull and tragic ones. See where famous events of the Cold War happend
From EUR149.00
 
Private New York Day Trip to Amish Country with Amish Mennonite Guides
"Your private driver-guide will meet your group at the New York City location of your choice at whatever time is best for you.  You will then travel approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes to Amish Country in Lancaster Pennsylvania. There you will meet up with your Amish or Mennonite guide and head out on a 6-hour adventure roaming and exploring the beautiful Amish countryside for the day.Early in the visit stop at an all-you-can-eat family-style restaurant where Amish food is prepared and served (not included in the cost of the tour). You will visit at least one of each of the following during the day: an Amish quilt shop; farm; farmers' market; water powe schools cemeteries and businesses along way. See the Amish working in their fields driving their horses and buggies and living a lifestyle more like the 1800s than today. It should be noted that each of these experiences is a real-life experience and encounter -- these are not staged tourist attractions. Your guide living in that community
From $799.00
 
Private Driving Tour of Lancaster and Amish Country
"Lancaster County is located approximately 90 minutes outside of Philadelphia and has been home to Amish and Mennonite communities for generations. Every tour includes a drive along many of the country roads that crisscross the area while you hear about the history philosophies and culture of the Amish and Mennonite people from your guide. Depending upon the length of your tour activities for your day may include taking a Amish buggy ride visiting a local bakery touring a museum to see how the Amish have lived for more than two centuries eating lunch at a classic Pennsylvania Dutch Smorgasbord or market
From $445.00

More Things to Do in Altoona

Altoona Curve Baseball

The Pittsburgh Pirates Double A Minor League affiliate is the Altoona Curve, who plays along I-99 in Altoona at People's Natural Gas Field. Altoona was selected for an expansion team in 1999 following...
Ewingjr98
Apr 14, 2015

GALLITZIN TUNNELS

Canals never made it over the Allegheny Mountains totally. The final passage was left to railroads. If rails were needed for the %L[]canal boats on that section, then it was only a short time before...
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mtncorg
Apr 04, 2011

Jaffa Shrine

The Jaffa Shrine or Jaffa Mosque on Broad Street is not an Islamic religious institution, rather it is a branch headquarters for the fraternal Masonic organization called the Shriners of North...
Ewingjr98
Jun 11, 2009

Other parks, monuments, & historic sites

The Baker Mansion was built in 1846 near the Allegheny Furnace. It has thirty-two rooms filled with various American Indian and railroad artifacts and is the home of the Blair County Historical...
Ewingjr98
Jun 10, 2009

Downtown Revitalization

Altoona's main street is Eleventh Avenue. While one a bustling commercial district, it has fallen by the wayside in the past 50 years. With recent revitalization efforts, downtown Altoona is again...
Ewingjr98
Jun 10, 2009

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament dominates the skyline over Altoona and is visible from miles away, such as from I-99. This Roman Catholic cathedral was built from September 17, 1924 to November 13,...
Ewingjr98
Jun 10, 2009
 
 
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TUNNELS PARK AND MUSEUM

Right next to the Allegheny and Gallitzin Tunnels, the local folks have established a small park and museum devoted to the rail lines and tunnels that pierce through the crest of the Allegheny...
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Oct 01, 2008

HORSESHOE CURVE

This famous railway curve was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1854 to help trains get up and over the Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania. The curve covers about 220 degrees and has been...
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Oct 01, 2008

LEMON HOUSE

This inn was built for travelers on the Portage Railway and was named for its owners, Sam and Jean Lemon. The inn was very successful while the railway operated. Located atop the summit of the...
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mtncorg
Oct 01, 2008

SKEW ARCH BRIDGE

Bridges are usually at right angles to roads when they cross them. Here, a local main road crossed the rails at an angle less than 90 degrees. The rails could not be anything other than straight for...
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Oct 01, 2008

INCLINE 6 TRAIL

You can wander down through the woods along a trail of about 0.5 miles to see the Skew Arch Bridge. On your return, you can walk up the bed of the old incline plane and get a better idea of the...
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Oct 01, 2008

ENGINE HOUSE 6

This building is the heart of the Park. It is a reconstruction of the buildings within which the steam engines responsible for the power to run the incline planes were housed. Canal boats were made so...
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Oct 01, 2008

ALLEGHENY PORTAGE NAT HIST SITE VISITOR CENTER

The introductory movie and series of displays go a long ways towards explaining how the inclined plane rail system worked to pull canal boats over the crest of the Allegheny Mountains. Included is a...
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Oct 01, 2008

World Famous Horseshoe Curve:...

World Famous Horseshoe Curve: How to get a railroad train up and over a mountain.Constructed by hand at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains, the world famous Horseshor Curve is an engineering marvel...
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Aug 26, 2002

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