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GDR Watch Tower, Berlin
(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • On the edge of the vibrant centre of the Potsdamer Platz, and tucked away in a small side street - Erna-Berger-Strasse, can be found the last remaining watchtower as used by the GDR to control the 'an...  more »
  • really close to Potsdammer Platz... but you wouldn't know it since the crowds don't seem to come this way. I didn't climb it last time I was in Berlin ... but I will when my husband and I go back. It'...  more »
  • So glad we found this great piece of Berlin's history. Really nice friendly guide gave us an interesting talk about the towers history before climbing up the ladder to the lookout itself. Felt more th...  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!