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GDR Watch Tower

Erna Berger Strasse | Nei pressi di Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany
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Erna Berger Strasse | Nei pressi di Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction is tucked away down a side street but is well worth finding. It gives a real insight into the life on East Germany. You can cling the ladder up to the watch out area and see how the guards would have lived for...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really was a hidden gem. Yes, it will occupy less than 10 minutes of your day, but well worth a look. Stripped of the tourist sheen that accompany other notable sites (for example, Checkpoint Charlie), this is a stark and eery reminder of darker...More

Thank Keely Anne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit when in Berlin, the guide Susi was great and gave us lots of information about the tower and surrounding areas. We paid to go up tower and it was well worth the money, a proper piece of Berlin history. I would...More

Thank Gail J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Standing by this last remaining guard tower and peaking through a broken section of the wall to the middle area was a heartbreaking but necessary reminder of Germany's past. Hearing about the rules for the guards, the people so desperately trying to escape the East,...More

Thank bcasey1
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Berlin government apparently want nothing to do with this. It's the last of it's kind and an important piece of history, run on charity donations. While there, the person working there was very friendly and told us the history. Well worth visiting!

1  Thank Rebekah N
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Check out one of the original Berlin Wall Watchtowers. The young lady who supervised your visit is very knowledgeable and is anxious to share the story of this historic site.

Thank Austinbe
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Just a few minutes from Potsdamer Platz stands the last remaining GDR Watch Tower in Berlin. We climbed to the top and (steep ladder) for a nominal fee experienced what it must have been like for the guards (creepy & confining). The woman on duty...More

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The place is really interesting and the guys who are there and will guide you are volunteers, friendly and really prepared on story of Berlin. You'll not regret.

Thank emilioiudex
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This tower stands alone down a side street not far from the Sony Centre. It is the last remaing Watch Tower of it's kind from around 200 at one time. It is privately run and donations are required to keep this attraction open. A lovely...More

Thank sunchasingbrits
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stumble across this by accident as it was hidden down a side road just off Potsdamer Platz. We were greeted by Suzie at the base of the tower who was an extremely friendly and spoke very good English. She had loads of informations and...More

1  Thank Emma H
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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Hi, where can I reserve this trip to GDT-Watchtower? best regards from Krakow
16 September 2016|
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Response from Stewart B | Reviewed this property |
No need to reserve. Just turn up, pay the man on the door. Enjoy.
Hallo! Ich würde gerne eine Führung im Rahmen eines P-Seminars mit einer Gruppe von Mitschülern durchführen. Dabei bin ich beim Recherchieren auf diese Website gekommen und habe Kommentare über einen netten Mann gelesen, der selbst Erfahrungen dort gemacht hat und so aus erster Hand seine Eindrücke erzählt hat. Es wäre sehr nett wenn jemand die Kontaktdaten von diesem freundlichen Herrn hätte,denn das würde sehr weiterhelfen. Vielen Dank im Vorraus!
14 June 2016|
Response from Luc M | Property representative |
Guten Tag seminar17, vielen Dank für die Anfrage. Am besten wäre es wenn Sie uns eine kurze Email über unsere Webseite schicken würden und uns über Ihr genaueres Anliegen informieren. Gerne organisieren wir dann mit Ihnen... More
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