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Technikmuseum Magdeburg

In Magdeburg there is still a very old and beautiful Technology Museum with primarily old DDR stuff. It is located in an old foundry where armored steel was once cast for tanks and the like.

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Prora KdF-Seebad Rügen

Kraft durch Freude (KdF) was an organization in Nazi Germany managed by the German National Socialist government that rewarded good work performance with trips and vacations. And one of those vacation getaways…. would be Seebad Rugen in...

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Wernigerode ww2 subcamp - cover name "Richard"

The former forced labor camp KZ-Außenlager Wernigerode (alias “Richard”) was built shortly after the start of the Second World War. In this labor camp (which was an annex of camp Buchenwald) on the Veckenstedter Strasse are four originally preserved barracks and a watchtower.

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Peenemünde

In Peenemunde, during the 2nd World War, research was done into the V weapons, especially the V1 and the V2 rocket. There's not much left of those research centers, just a power station...

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Neon Museum Warschau

In Warsaw, there is a real Neon museum. Now, neon lighting itself is beautiful to look at, but the story behind Neon + Warsaw makes it all the more interesting.

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Colditz Castle

Those who are a bit older may still know the film series Colditz. Something with many escaping prisoners from a German prison camp / castle in the 2nd world war.

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Track 17 Berlin Grunewald

From October 18, 1941 until February 1945, this freight station was one of the most important deportations locations of the Jews from Berlin. A total of 35 trains carrying 17,000 Jews left from platform 17 (German: Gleis 17) directly to Auschwitz. By the end of the war, more than 50,000 Jews had been deported through this station.

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Deutsch-Russisches Museum

You might not recognize the place ... but here, the German surrender was signed on May 8, 1945. But uhh ... that surrender was already signed on May 6 in Reims? Well… yeah… sort of.

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