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If you're planning a visit to Berlin and want to see places that relate to a particular theme or period of history, this is the page to come to! If you're looking to find things in a particular part of Berlin, try the Berlin Map instead.

This section is very much at an experimental stage - not all the articles on the site are linked to from these theme pages, just ones relating to the most popular topics. If you want to browse all the articles, you can do that in the My Journeys section or, of course, by using the map page mentioned above. There's also the Search facility if you're looking for something specific.

I hope you'll find this section useful even though I'm still fiddling with it!

The Berlin Wall - remnants of the wall, watchtowers, border crossings and places once surrounded by the wall.

Former East Berlin - buildings and other relics from East Berlin's days as 'Capital of the GDR'.

Cold War Berlin - checkpoints, listening posts and other left overs from Berlin's Cold War past.

Third Reich Berlin - Third Reich buildings, memorials and other sites relating to the Nazi period.

Christmas - Christmas markets, Glühwein and snow!

Old Photos of Berlin - see Berlin as it was, through the photos of Günter Bittner and the mystery tourist!

Other Places in Berlin - interesting things which didn't quite fit in any of the other categories!

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  • My tours have always been mindful really...read more about them here! https://t.co/vmoNGaS1aj 2 months 2 weeks ago
  • So apparently 'Mindful Travel' is now a thing. Anyone fancy a mindful tour of ? ;) 2 months 2 weeks ago
  • Introducing the Weltmeister Basset - East Germany's 1960s bass keytar: https://t.co/OzEkIEsjBa 3 months 2 days ago
  • Nice piece on David Bowie in Berlin by in : https://t.co/zxoaPZShFf 5 months 2 weeks ago
  • West and East Berlin in 1981 - some interesting Super 8 footage by Gerrit Sievert: https://t.co/F5MaeJRPak 5 months 3 weeks ago
  • A flight over late-70s West Berlin, complete with groovy soundtrack and slightly tongue-in-cheek German commentary: https://t.co/PjwR2yxrG6 5 months 3 weeks ago
  • Stollen with candied green tomatoes and carrots? A German-language video about baking Stollen in the GDR: https://t.co/T2uP65H0my 6 months 6 days ago
  • Hänsel and Gretel mistook the witch's house for the ambassador's reception thanks to a giant Ferrero Rocher https://t.co/PzPMaNZlPO 6 months 1 week ago
  • As Berlin's Christmas markets open today, here's the latest version of my ever-popular guide to them! https://t.co/fnrlDs3laa 7 months 6 days ago
  • Here's a fun Berlin-themed take on the traditional 'Schwibbogen' - https://t.co/l7PD0uwEAm 7 months 1 week ago