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Discovering Autostadt and Volkswagen Factory, Wolfsburg
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Discovering Autostadt and Volkswagen Factory, Wolfsburg

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning We receive a commission if you decide to purchase using our links mentioned in this page, however at no additional cost to you. Where : Autostadt and Volkswagen factory Discovering Autostadt and Volkswagen Factory, Wolfsburg We first arrived in Wolfsburg on a Saturday.  Wolfsburg is a small city located a little more than one hour by train from Berlin.  The ultimate goal was to visit the Volkswagen factory and the Autostadt (Automobile City). Once there, we were told few visitors attractions were available and the factory was closed for visits on weekends. This is when we decided to visit the Volkswagen museum to make the most of the day.  Serge wouldn't go down without a

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Discovering Foundation Auto Museum Volkswagen, Wolfsburg
Germany

Discovering Auto Museum Volkswagen, Wolfsburg

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning We receive a commission if you decide to purchase using our links mentioned in this page, however at no additional cost to you. Where : Auto Museum Volkswagen Discovering Auto Museum Volkswagen How to get there The Volkswagen Auto Museum is located in Wolfsburg. Since we had the Eurail pass, we took the train, which was a 90 minute ride.  Then, from the Wolfsburg train station it's a breezy 20 minute walk.  It's not the most scenic walk, but it was nice to get some exercise. How's the museum ? The museum doesn’t have a really high tech or modern structure, it looks like a basic factory with a bunch of cars inside. There's a hallway

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Discovering Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin
Berlin

Discovering Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning We receive a commission if you decide to purchase using our links mentioned in this page, however at no additional cost to you. Where : Sachsenhausen concentration Camp, Oranienburg-Berlin Discovering Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp If you are visiting Berlin and you want to understand a little more about the history behind the Concentration Camp during World War II, we invite you to check out Sachsenhausen. It's a small trip outside the city, a little more than one hour by train. Once you arrive in Oranienburg, it's but a small walk to the Sachsenhausen Concentration camp.  This was a Nazi concentration camp used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in

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Discovering East Side Gallery, Berlin
Berlin

Discovering East Side Gallery, Berlin

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning We receive a commission if you decide to purchase using our links mentioned in this page, however at no additional cost to you. Where : East Side Gallery Discovering East Side Gallery, Berlin When we arrived at the East side of the Berlin Wall, we finally understood the idea that “Every crack tells a thousand stories”.  We were impressed with the wall size, the longest remaining section of the Berlin wall. It's now covered with graffiti (or art) many with a political message. It’s hard to believe it existed in the first place. It's purpose, was to control the movement of people on various territories (the French, British and Russians). The East side goes along

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Discovering Reichstag Building, Berlin
Berlin

Discovering Reichstag Building, Berlin

Where : Reichstag Building Discovering Reichstag Building, Berlin We tried to spontaneously visit Reichstag during a spring afternoon on spring, but it was not possible. In order to visit the Reichstag, we needed to subscribe earlier in the morning (or even longer in advance). Also, they require photo ID for your visit, in our case they asked for our passports.  We enrolled in a small office across the street from the building, beside a king of snack bar.  Since it was too late to visit that afternoon, we decided to enrol in advance! The good thing you don’t need to pay, it's totally FREE to visit !! The next day, we simply needed to show up at the front of the

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Discovering Topography of Terror, Berlin
Berlin

Discovering Topography of Terror, Berlin

Where : Topography of Terror Discovering Topography of Terror, Berlin If you are visiting the Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin you can also visit the Topography des Terrors.  We say that because they are nestled in the same area of the city. So, what is it ? It's basically an indoor and outdoor museum, five minutes walking distance from Checkpoint Charlie. We took the time to visit the open air memorial with the history of the World War II.  According to Wikipedia is located on Niederkirchnerstrasse, formerly Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse.   During the Nazi regime from 1933 to 1945, it was the SS Reich Main Security Office and the headquarters of the Sicherheitspolizei, SD, Einsatzgruppen and Gestapo. It has a different feel and vibe

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Discovering Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin
Berlin

Discovering Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

Where : Checkpoint Charlie Discovering Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Checkpoint Charlie is one of the most visited attractions in Berlin, so if you're going to Berlin you won't want to miss this! This replica represents the separation of East and West after World War II.  Furthermore, during the Cold War citizens needed permission to cross.  Reasons for wanting to cross were mixed, either citizens were trying to escape the Russian ruling or trying to get back together with family members on the other side. For the Show Today, this reenactment of “Checkpoint Charlie” is more for show.  You'll find actors dressed like officers, who will get a snapshot with you for $$.  It might seem like a questionable thing to do, since

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