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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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Discovering Jewish Memorial, Berlin
Berlin

Discovering Jewish memorial, Berlin

Where : Jewish Memorial Discovering Jewish memorial, Berlin The Holocaust Memorial is but a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate.  We visited on a sunny day, yet there weren't a lot of people around.  How come ? Powerful energy Arriving at the historical landmark, there's a powerful energy which is hard to put into words.  It's also difficult to understand the design for the memorial.  What was the artist trying to send as a message ? It seems like the case for most of abstract art, it's difficult to understand the artist's true message.  However, our interpretation of the Memorial was that of a gloomy cemetery.   Moreover, as you walk to the middle each block reminds about all the victims

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Discovering Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Berlin

Discovering Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

Where : Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Discovering Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate is one of the famous landmark of the city of Berlin.  It's located in the western side of the city centre and trust us when we say 'you'll know when you see it'!   We were lucky and blessed with a beautiful sunny day.  The details were all perfectly lit on this majestic gate.  It was built in the 18th century and kind of reminds us a little the monuments from Greece. Do we recommend ? Yes, it’s one of the most important landmark of Berlin.  Also cool is Pariser Platz, located just next to the gate is a nice square to visit. When you find yourself directly in front

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