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Baumkronenpfad Beelitz-Heilstätten – Treetop Walkway and Abandoned Sanatorium

The Baumkronenpfad Beelitz-Heilstätten is a treetop walkway that winds its way for 320m over, between and around the buildings at the abandoned sanatorium just outside Berlin. The history of the Beelitz-Heilstätten began in 1898 when the Landesversicherungsanstalt Berlin (the state insurance institute for Berlin) bought an approximately 140-hectare parcel of woodland from the town of […]

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Gedenkstätte Günter Litfin – A Watchtower Turned Memorial

In a quiet cul-de-sac in Mitte alongside the Berliner-Spandau Schiffahrtskanal (Berlin Spandau Shipping Canal), the Gedenkstätte Günter Litfin is a former border watchtower has been lovingly restored as a memorial to Günter Litfin, one of the earliest victims of the Berlin wall and I’m sad to say I would advise you not to visit. Having described the […]

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Schloss Charlottenburg Aerial View by Gil Holten

Schloss Charlottenburg – Aerial Footage

My parents were in Berlin last week and top of their must-see list was the interior at Schloss Charlottenburg, built in 1699 as a summer palace for Sophie Charlotte, by her husband, Friedrich I, then Friedrich III, the Elector of Brandenburg. We visited the Palace Gardens at Schloss Charlottenburg during their last visit in the […]

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Soviet War Memorial in Schönholzer Heide in Berlin

Honouring the Soviet soldiers who died in the Second World War was obviously of huge importance to Joseph Stalin – in Berlin alone there are 4 memorials, one of which is the Soviet War Memorial in Schönholzer Heide (Das Sowjetische Ehrenmal in der Schönholzer Heide).  It may not be as centrally located as the Soviet War […]

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