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The Winkeltürme of Wünsdorf

8 months ago

The Germans had a knack for building bunkers, from tiny one-man-bunkers to the monstrous U-Boat bunkers in Bremen and Brest. Considering how many different variations of bunkers the Germans built […]

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The Brandenburg Gates

8 months ago

Few monuments encapsulate the image of Germany (and Berlin) as much as the Brandenburg Gate. Of all the National Monuments in Germany, the neoclassical structure is by far the most […]

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The Nazi Eagles of Brandenburg

Mar 24, 2023

Our (historical) search for Nazi eagles continues. While we thoroughly covered the history of the german heraldic eagle, from its use as the Reichsadler in the early 900s up until […]

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Hermann Görings Bison Monument

Dec 8, 2022

It’s no secret that Hermann Göring loved the pomp and circumstance that his role in the Nazi Party gave him. His self entitlement and arrogance was only bolstered by every […]

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Villa Bogensee

Oct 21, 2022

Few places in and around Berlin highlight the complex german history layer cake like the Bogensee. Situated a good 15 kilometers north of Berlin, the Bogensee served as the scenic […]

The Bridge of German Soviet Friendship

Sep 2, 2022

The majority of symbols and emblems related to the German Democratic Republic quickly vanished after the German Reunification in 1990. While some East German symbols can occasionally still be found, […]

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The Bülow Pyramide

Aug 18, 2022

Brandenburg is full of lovely architectural and historical discoveries. While the region has a (not always unfounded) reputation for being somewhat dull and unfriendly, almost every village has something unique […]

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The Galata Tower of Brandenburg

Jul 1, 2022

It seems like no matter where you go in or around Berlin, the scenery is somehow always accompanied by a tower. Be it the picturesque water tower in Prenzlauer Berg, […]

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Kraftwerk Vogelsang

Jun 16, 2022

Directly along the scenic Oder-Neiße border between Germany and Poland lies the concrete remnants of the Kraftwerk Vogelsang, a crumbling symbol of the destructive madness of the Third Reich. While […]

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Kriegerdenkmal Rahnsdorf

Apr 22, 2022

Rahnsdorf is the easternmost district of Berlin and many people probably associate the area with its picturesque nature, the cute Woltersdorfer Tram, and the canals of Neu-Venedig (and Berlin’s smallest […]

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 Olympiastadion Wünsdorf

Apr 7, 2022

Often by chance we pass by seemingly inconspicuous structures not giving them a second look. But these structures don’t just appear out of thin air and more often than not […]

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Jagdschloss Schwarzhorn

Apr 1, 2022

Seemingly forgotten by its surroundings, hidden by a dense growth of trees lies the Jagdschloss Schwarzhorn. Its Rapunzel-like tower pokes above the treeline – just like it did over 100 […]

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Kriegerdenkmal Woltersdorf (bei Berlin)

Mar 18, 2022

When traveling through the villages of Brandenburg one can always be assured to find at least three things: A bakery, a cemetary, and a “Kriegerdenkmal” – a war memorial. While […]

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Bismarckturm Zehdenick

Jan 21, 2022

While travelling through Brandenburg, it’s not uncommon to come across monumental towers made of brick or fieldstones, often in wide open fields or on top of small hills. What might […]

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Tank Driving in Brandenburg

Sep 7, 2012

What kind of present do you give a man who has +40 years of life experience  on you?  A man who most likely already owns everything that he could wish […]