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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.