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GDR Watch Tower, Berlin

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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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  • I walked by this place since I was at the underground station nearby. This used to be a watch tower used by east Berlin guards when the wall was up. You can climb a rung ladder to the top but I don't ...  more »
  • This attraction is tucked away down a side street but is well worth finding. It gives a real insight into the life on East Germany. You can cling the ladder up to the watch out area and see how the gu...  more »
  • This really was a hidden gem. Yes, it will occupy less than 10 minutes of your day, but well worth a look. Stripped of the tourist sheen that accompany other notable sites (for example, Checkpoint Cha...  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!