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How to get to Hitler’s Former Bunker

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This post is a guide to finding the location of Hitler’s last bunker in Berlin with a brief history of the bunker, which today is a parking lot in the middle of unremarkable residential apartment buildings.  This location is a part of just about every walking tour that covers downtown Berlin.  Where Is Hitler’s Bunker? […]

Reichstag Berlin – Tickets to Visit the Dome

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Berlin Reichstag

This post is a guide to visiting the Reichstag in Berlin, including how to get tickets and how to plan your visit and things to do nearby.  How to get Dome Tickets Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Nearby Attractions Berlin Bus Tours Free Tours by Foot     HOW TO GET TICKETS TO THE DOME […]

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. Scroll down in this post for a map that takes you to the highlights in East Berlin, accompanied with descriptions. Walking Tours Bike Tours Self-Guided Tours Checkpoint Charlie […]

Berliner Unterwelten – Berlin Bunker Tours

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Berlin bunker tours

This post is about Berlin’s underground bunkers, air raid shelters built by the Nazi government during World War Two, and how you can tour them. Be sure to check out our list of Berlin walking tours. Overview Tours in English Reviews Pre-tour Things to Know Tours of Third Reich Sights Berlin How to Find Hitler’s […]

Visiting the DDR Museum in Berlin

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This guide will help you make the most of your visit, including how to get to the DDR Museum, ticket prices and how long to spend at the museum. The DDR Museum is one of Berlin’s most recommended museums, giving an interactive insight to life in the Soviet-era German Democratic Republic (GDR) or rather, East […]

Tours of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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This post compares and reviews the various options to visit and tour the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, located just to the north of Berlin. Many terrible things happened at this location, and it might be difficult for a lot of visitors to experience some of those atrocities and see where they took place. With that said, […]

A Tour of Nazi Berlin and World War 2 Sights

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This post is a tour of Third Reich sights in Berlin.  In addition to the self-guided tour below, we also list several companies offering both pre-paid and pay-what-you-like guided Third Reich tours in Berlin.  Guided Walking Tours Guided Bike Tours Self-Guided Tour Where is Hitler’s Bunker Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Berlin Bunker Tours    

Jewish Berlin Tour | Self-Guided

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This self-guided Jewish Berlin Tour gives a short overview of the major sights in Jewish history in Berlin. For centuries, Berlin had a vibrant Jewish culture and was the birth place of important Jewish movements such as the Jewish Enlightenment in the 17th Century and the Reform and Modern Orthodox movements. Despite times of hardship, […]

Holocaust Memorial Berlin Guide

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Close to the Brandenburg Gate, between the American Embassy and a neighborhood of former East Berlin 1980s concrete slab residential buildings, there is a field of dark grey blocks. This is the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial.  It was opened in 2005. What does this rather unusual […]

Bebelplatz

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Berlin Bebelplatz

Walking around Berlin, you will encounter dozens of lovely city squares – but few can rival the fascinating and disturbing history of Bebelplatz. From magnificent opera, stunning architecture, a prestigious college and a unique memorial to a dreadful Nazi book burning, a short visit to Bebelplatz is worth straying from the main Mitte (Central) thoroughfare […]