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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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The Watchtower Where The Watchers Were Watched

It’s not every day you get to climb an abandoned DDR-era watchtower in Berlin and unlike the tower on Erna-Berger-Strasse that it resembles, the one I climbed in Weißensee recently has not been restored. When I first stumbled across the watchtower last year I was a bit confused because I was several kilometres away from […]

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