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GDR Watch Tower, Berlin

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  • We stumble across this by accident as it was hidden down a side road just off Potsdamer Platz. We were greeted by Suzie at the base of the tower who was an extremely friendly and spoke very good Engli...  more »
  • The GDR Watch Tower is a great piece of history. Yes, its small compared to all the buildings around it but if you imagine what it was like (only 30 odd years previous) - standing in the middle on 'no...  more »
  • I knew this Watch Tower existed so set out to see it with my own eyes, I thought it would be pretty cool seeing one still standing. BUT, I had no idea that you could go up inside, and it was only by c...  more »
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  • awesome little tower. good information both in German and English. totally worth a visit and not as commercial and crowed like all the other places!
  • This was a very nice place to visit. The guy in front was trully pationnate and shared with us the story of this tower and how the environment around it evolved. Even if you decide not to climb, you can easily take pictures of the inside and the outside. I would advice everyone to visit it if they go to Berlin, especially as it is a very important part of the history of the city.
  • Neat to find this little tower tucked behind Potsdamer Platz. The person "manning" it explained that keeping it open to the public is a private initiative. He also told us it's the oldest part of the Berlin Wall still standing in its original spot.
  • Berlin Wall Watchtower is passing my expectation. It is more memorable and more historical site of the collapse of the Communism than Checkpoint Charlie or East Side Gallery. In BWW, you could find the real sense of being separated from families and relatives. Sad feeling in your heart will came up immediately and finally you could praise the Lord that the Wall was finally broken dawn. What a humanity was treated as a bargain of politic!
  • Great piece of history! Definitely worth a visit and the local guide was awesome too!