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GDR Watch Tower, Berlin

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  • A good stop located beside the station of metro. Very friendly people which explains briefly the history for the will to change to keep the place serves. You can pick up a used ak-47 and climb to the tower by the original staircase. No doubt something recommended in a historic visit to the city.
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  • for anyone who is interested in the history of the former GDR. It is close to this border Watchtower and gets an impression in the world of the former GDR and the soldiers on the watchtowers, which supervised also the West with
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  • This tower stands alone down a side street not far from the Sony Centre. It is the last remaing Watch Tower of it's kind from around 200 at one time. It is privately run and donations are required to ...  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!