Posts Tagged: Berlin Wall

Self Guided Tour Berlin Friedrichshain

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Berlin’s district Friedrichshain is trendy and rough, with lots of graffiti and a distinct East German charm and an off-beat alternative culture. It’s very low key, and not yet as commercialized with a big student population, low rents, but also a rich history in working class roots. Come and explore this district on a self-guided […]

Tours and Things to Do in East Berlin

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This post is a review and comparison of Cold War themed guided tours as well as a self-guided tour of things to see and do in East Berlin. Although Berlin has been a unified democratic city since 1990, there are still some sites that can give you an understanding of the hardships that East Berliners […]

The Oberbaum Bridge

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Berlin’s most beautiful and most photographed bridge is the two storied Oberbaum Bridge across the Spree.  It links two former boroughs that are now one: Friedrichshain in the former East Berlin and Kreuzberg in the former West. Both districts are known for their interesting nightlife. Check out our FREE self-guided Friedrichshain tour and the self-guided […]

Berling Wall Graffitti | The East Side Gallery

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Ever wondered how a long piece of the Berlin Wall looks like? Interested in murals? The East Side Gallery near the beautiful bridge Oberbaumbrücke in Berlin offers both. It’s about 1,300 km or 0.8 miles of the interior wall in the neighborhood of Friedrichshain, at the border of the river Spree. Be sure to see […]

Visiting Checkpoint Charlie and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum

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Checkpoint Charlie was the most well-known border crossing between former East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War era. Visiting the border house and iconic warning signs (both recreations of the originals) is one of the most popular activities for tourists in Berlin. A visit will feel a bit tourist-y. But when combined with a visit to the […]

The Berlin Wall Part III: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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The Berlin Wall Part III – (part 1, part 2) ++Check out our FREE self-guided Berlin Wall and East Berlin tour or read our post on FREE sights to learn about the Berlin Wall. ++ It was one of the biggest parties ever in Berlin: The fall of the wall. People cheering, hugging each other, drinking Champaign right from the bottle in […]

The Berlin Wall Part II: Life With the Wall

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The Berlin Wall Part II – (part 1, part 3) ++Read our post on FREE sights to learn about the Berlin Wall. Please also check out our FREE self-guided Berlin Wall and East Berlin tour!++ After the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, many people thought it could only exist for a short time. The idea to divide Germany’s […]

The Berlin Wall – Part I

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The Berlin Wall Part I – (part 2, part 3) ++Check out our post on FREE sights to learn about the Berlin Wall. You might also be interested in our FREE self-guided Berlin Wall and East Berlin tour!++   Today, the Berlin Wall is a tourist attraction like the Brandenburg Gate or the Berlin Dome. Thousands […]

FREE Things to Do: Learn about the Berlin Wall

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The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be marked this year on November 9, 2014. For those of you looking for the many historical traces that were left from the division of the city, Berlin is filled with them. Here are some great, informative, and FREE exhibitions on the Berlin Wall […]