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DDR Watch Tower

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Berlin Wall Watchtower at Potsdamer Platz The "BT 6" tower, introduced in 1966, permitted panoramic surveillance. There were more than 200 towers of this type deployed along the border line surrounding West Berlin. The gunports were covered by heavy...more
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Erna Berger Strasse | Potsdamer Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Mitte (Borough)
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Went there by coincidence. Kurt, the guide, was really knowledgeable and provided us with lots of details about the tower, the wall and what the area looked like when the wall was still in place. This exceeded our expectations! Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chralex80
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good experience and not crowded. A lot of information provided by Kurt. Must be preserved for the future.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank riemerw2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have walked past this tower on previous visits to Berlin- the last trip being approx 10 years ago. The tour guide, Kurt was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions we had. He really went above and beyond to show us photos...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JamesS882
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this by accident after spotting the sign. You can climb the ladder inside to go up this little watch tower. Not a lot to see from up there but it’s the historical context that is so interesting. The guide showed us pictures and talked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stephanie192014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I encountered the watchtower casually, to my surprise I stayed there to look around. Heidi was so kind, she explained all I needed to know. I truly admire what they do to keep this place alive so tourist like me can dee and appreciate a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GuatonaCandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fab! Thanks to the American who talked us through and we learnt so much. Just 3.50 to go up inside which we happily paid with the 20 min chat about the tower, the history of the wall, learning about the local economy and the attempted...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank becky T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went looking for this watch tower as a member of our group has asked to see it. We found it behind some large modern building and next to a road. The context next to the old Berlin Wall is sort of lost. It was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hickmagp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guide (Kurt) was really nice and gave us LOADS of information about Berlin and its wall in an understanding way. You get to climb up the watch tower and you have a good view. I really recommend going and I learned a lot about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the last remaining watch tower of the wall, so well worth finding it and paying a visit Very small and can’t believe that 2 people used it get up there!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Littletk
Reviewed 12 February 2019

This is the last concrete watchtower remaining from the days of the Berlin Wall. In my opinion it is a more authentic remnant than Checkpoint Charlie which has become a tourist trap.

Date of experience: April 2018
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ShahLaw
9 March 2019|
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Response from Dan-Lloyd-and-family | Reviewed this property |
No fixed time, just turn up and talk to the guide who will tell you everything there is to know.
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Response from StewartB578 | Reviewed this property |
No need to reserve. Just turn up, pay the man on the door. Enjoy.
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