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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Oranienburg, Berlin

Concentration camp near Berlin Visiting anywhere in Europe brings you near to remains of World War Two.  In Germany, these sites are generally named “Gedenksätte”…

Travel: Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

Achtung Charlie Checkpoint Charlie is surely the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin.  But is it worth visiting? History The name comes from…

Travel: The Spree Tunnel, Berlin

Walking under the river in Berlin (pub crawl optional) Many cities have pedestrian tunnels under their main rivers, like our home town of Glasgow, London…

German Russian Museum, Berlin

See the end of World War II The German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst is a museum dedicated to German-Soviet relations with a focus on the German-Soviet war 1941-1945. …

Travel: The Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears)

Tearful partings at former East-West Berlin crossing point The Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears) is a former border crossing point between East and West Berlin and…

Travel: Pallasstrasse Bunker and Pallasseum, Berlin

The unusual architecture of the Social Palace Pallasstrasse bunker in Schöneberg in southern Berlin is a former air-raid shelter built in 1943 by forced labourers.…

Travel: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial Located between Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz is a striking and impressive memorial, unlike any we had seen before, to the Jews…

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