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GDR Watch Tower, Berlin

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GDR Watch Tower is located in Berlin. Use our Berlin itinerary planner to visit GDR Watch Tower on your trip to Berlin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The watch tower in itself isn't a thing of beauty. But it's historical significance is very high - as it the last one standing. It stood on no man's land between the wall and its western boundary - wh...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    To view this site not to make very large extra links, but if you are close to the Potsdamer Platz square, this place is worth a visit. The tower can be reached, if they wish to visit.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This eyesore is a necessary evil ...it reminds people of the former border that ran through potsdamer platz and now has been largely covered up by the house jungle at Potsdamer Platz. This tour remind...  more »
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  • Very interesting, volunteers were extremely knowledgeable. If you want to know more about the Berlin Wall and the East/West Border it is definitely worth visiting when in Berlin
  • Seems to be the only original watchtower that has been preserved Look carefully.. may just miss it inbetween the trees
  • One of the very few of the Berlin wall observation towers left, the only one in Mitte, a great witnesses of the cold war
  • A long and intact section of the Berlin wall. Very interesting. It's protected by caging all around, which is understandable as everyone sells it.
  • Very informative tour, free of charge and survives only on donations. Well worth a visit!

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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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