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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, Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome It’s small and simple but genuine. It’s a 3 euro “donation” to enter per person. Those who are scared of heights should stay away because you do have to climb a ladder ~20m to the top. It makes for an awesome...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If it wasn't for my phone and the app I was using to track all the sites I wanted to see, I wouldn't have been able to find this tower. It's literally among new buildings. Worth the detour. Found a sausage cart after seeing the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here out of interest in the cold war and the Berlin wall. We were greeted by an extremely friendly and welcoming member of staff (Susi I think?) who gave a very interesting talk on the history of the area and the wall, after which...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique piece of history. We had great insight from Götz. Donation was only small towards its upkeep which we were more than happy to pay. So interesting to get a perspective of what it would have been like to be a German solider. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found the GDR Watch Tower almost by accident. Very interesting history, and the only opportunity to climb inside (and up) an authentic GDR Watch Tower!

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled across this on my morning run, as I took a wrong turn, an interesting piece of German history and gave an insight into what life was like in this city. I found out later you have to pay to go up the tower...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit hidden but located the Spy museum - worth the extra walk from there. You can also climb up if you want.

Thank PetriKoo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this gem because of trip advisor searching the area for things to do and i can not stress how cool this is. It is a site in its self but you are aloud to go inside climb up to the top and hold...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 7 June 2018

A little tough to find without google maps- but located in Potsdamer Platz, the last watch tower- free to go up but pay the 1 euro for the quick tour. Walking down the street to the tower , there is an office building on the...More

Thank lovesballet
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We came across this tower unexpectedly. The English speaking guide gave us a really interesting talk about its history. Berlin is full of reminders of the East /West split but, as there were 200 towers in the city, this really brings home what the city...More

1  Thank Jan B
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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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No need to reserve. Just turn up, pay the man on the door. Enjoy.