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GDR Watch Tower, Berlin

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • Nothing terribly exciting, but I can now say I stood in an old East German watchtower. Young man in front gives you a brief history with some pictures of the area of how it once looked. He was nice en...  read more »
  • I went to see this tower only because it was way between potsdamer platz and the Brandenburg Gate. There is not much to see though. is one of 320 observation towers that were along the Berlin wall. Inside the Tower (at the base) there's a gentleman who sells postcards and souvenirs. Visit 5-10 minutes max. Only for lovers of history.
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  • Not far from the berlin mall. On a side street. It was closed when I went, but still and interesting thing to see. It is hard to imagine how the wall went through all of the areas. 
  • An important piece of history. A good spot to swing by during your visit to berlin
  • Very Impressive, even a bit scary to imagine these towers were used to hunt people who were seeking for freedom
  • Monument to the division of Germany and the efficient use of the killing zone between the walls.
  • The only kind of its tower still standing. Do visit it for the unique view from up top (it costs to go up though)
  • Thanks to the people who have preserved and restored this. I visited today (it was closed at the time) and it was fascinating. For those looking to visit...carefully walk the length of Erna-Berger Strasse. It is behind the Salvatore Dali Museum. The tower is difficult to see until you are very near it because of trees that have grown up next to it.
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