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The Avro Lancaster Crash Site

1 month ago

The year 1944 was the single most destructive year for both the RAF and USAAF during the strategic bombing of Germany. Combined, over 900 thousand tons of bombs were dropped – more than in all previous years combined. The German […] Read More

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Villa Bogensee

2 months ago

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 backdrop for Joseph Goebbels “Waldhof” – also known as the […] Read More

The Bridge of German Soviet Friendship

3 months ago

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, they tend to be far and few between, so it’s […] Read More

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The Bülow Pyramide

4 months ago

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 to see, be it a Kriegerdenkmal, Bismarckturm or in the […] Read More

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The Galata Tower of Brandenburg

5 months ago

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, the funkturm in Charlottenburg, the Grunewaldturm in Grunewald – or […] Read More

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Kraftwerk Vogelsang

6 months ago

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 most passersby probably dismiss the abandoned Power Plant as just […] Read More

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Kriegerdenkmal Rahnsdorf

8 months ago

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 ferry). The district of Rahnsdorf has more to offer than […] Read More

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 Olympiastadion Wünsdorf

8 months ago

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 – especially when travelling through Wünsdorf Zossen – they have […] Read More

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Jagdschloss Schwarzhorn

8 months ago

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 years ago – signaling to the boats and ferries on […] Read More

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Kriegerdenkmal Woltersdorf (bei Berlin)

9 months ago

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 many of the villages can often be described as rather […] Read More

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Bismarckturm Zehdenick

11 months ago

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 be put off as just another random stone tower (there […] Read More

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Tank Driving in Brandenburg

07/09/2012

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 for (aside for things which no reasonable person could afford). […] Read More

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