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Berlin Behind The Iron Curtain (11 Hours 30 Minutes)

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Rostock, Germany

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Berlin Behind The Iron Curtain (11 Hours 30 Minutes)

Rostock, Germany

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Upon arrival in Berlin, your tour will begin at the impressive Ernst Thälmann Monument, a massive structure commemorating the leader of the German Communist party during the 1920s, who was tortured and murdered by the Nazis. Then continue on to Pernzlauer Berg, the “Montmartre of Berlin.” This old home for intellectuals and artists opposing the communist system is now the center of the city’s “hip” scene, as you will see as you travel through.

Pass by the East Side Gallery, the longest remaining section of the Berlin wall, where you will disembark your vehicle for a closer look at Karl-Marx-Allee, the must-see central boulevard erected in the unique Soviet “sugar bakery” style. The building of this site to communist grandeur sparked the people’s uprising on July 17th, 1953, a turbulent episode which was violently crushed by soviet tanks.

Stop for a quick lunch (on your own) before continuing on with your tour, stopping first at the Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV Tower, constructed by the East German government from 1965-1969. From there it is a quick walk to the Karl Marx Forum, an imposing square with huge industrially-produced concrete buildings.

Next pay a short visit to the Nikolaiviertel, the historical heart of Berlin, which was reconstructed with prefabricated concrete slabs to commemorate Berlin's 750th birthday. View the famous remains of the Palace of the Republic, where the Hohenzollern Castle is reconstructed. Your last stop will be Checkpoint Charlie, the central military checkpoint that connected the American sector with the Soviet empire. Time permitting, you may also stop for a bit of shopping between the impressive Friedrichstraße and Unter den Linden Boulevards.

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