We stumbled on this whilst trying to locate check point Charlie and it was probably the highlight of our visit to Berlin. Not for the tower itself but for the excellent insight that the guide (Kurt) gave to us about the history of the wall...More
About GDR Watch Tower
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We were told to go here by a friend, the only watch tower remaining so it’s interesting to see a reminder of the not so distant past. The guy volunteering today had a great sense of humour. Quite hard to find but well worth the...More
my friends and I loved this GDR relic and it was fascinating to hear the history of the watchtower and the surrounding area from Kurt. You get to climb the tower and hold a Kalashnikov for a small charge too.
This original watch tower is located in an alley off Postdamer Platz (Erna Bergerstrasse), right behind the German Spy museum. Staff are volunteers, and will accept a donation to contribute to the tower maintenance. The lady in charge was very friendly, spoke excellent English and...More
Located off Potsdamer Platz on a quiet street, I did not see any signs to acknowledge the tower; they have built around the tower, which I feel is a disappointing due to the history behind it. On the day I went it a bit muggy...More