Explore Berlin as a border crosser

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What to See: Visit the Watchtower at Potsdamer Platz

The Berlin Wall is probably the most famous historical landmark in the city. But at Potsdamer Platz, you will not only find this part of history. Here also stands the last remaining watchtower of its kind, a declared historical monument, from where the border between East and West Berlin was secured.

More information about the Watchtower at Potsdamer Platz under T: +49 30 2500 2333.

What to Know: Berlin’s first traffic light

Potsdamer Platz is not only about architectural masterpieces. Here you can also find Berlin’s first traffic light, which was built in 1924. In the Roaring Twenties, Potsdamer Platz was one of the busiest traffic knots in Europe. The first traffic light can still be seen at its original spot and is the secret landmark of this special place. 

More information about Berlin's first traffic light.

Where to Eat: Berlin’s Currywurst

Currywurst belongs to Berlin like the Eiffel Tower belongs to Paris. Opinions continue to differ on where you can get the best Currywurst in the city. As Potsdamer Platz unites East and West Berlin, you can maybe find the best Curry-compromise in the city at Jamborre Bar, T: +49 30 2553 1572.

What to Bring Home: A part of Berlin’s history

If you would prefer something different to the standard souvenirs like t-shirts or coffee cups, then a hand-crafted single-copy of the Berlin Wall might be a perfect alternative for you. The best part is that you can even paint the bricks by yourself, to provide a very personalized memory of Berlin.

More information about Mauer Design Berlin under T: +49 3305 6237 420.

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