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Trains during the cold war.

During the (1st) Cold War, Berlin was divided into 4 parts. British, American, French and Russian. Between the Russian zone and the other zones was the border (the Berlin wall), but also around the...

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Stasi Headquarters in Berlin

The Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (the Stasi or MfS) was the internal security service in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and its headquarters was in the Lichtenberg district on Normannenstraße. Today it is used as a Stasi Museum.

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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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Checkpoint Bravo

Most of you are familiar with Checkpoint Charlie… (The guardhouse in Berlin), Checkpoint Alpha might just be known (Marienborn Helmstedt), but Checkpoint Bravo? Most people don't know that. To make it a bit clearer, a short intro...

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The currywurst museum….

In Berlin there was a real… Currywurst museum! Yes, it is almost impossible, but let's be honest… there is hardly anything better than a currywurst.

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Military History Airfield Museum Berlin-Gatow

Gatow Airport was built in 1935. The Luftkriegschule 2 of the Luftwaffe was located here from January 15, 1940. In May 1945, Gatow was occupied by the Red Army. Berlin was split into four sectors and in July 1945 the airport was handed over to the British Royal Air Force.

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