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DDR Watch Tower

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
GDR Watch Tower Berlin Admission Ticket
from US$4.19*
GDR Watch Tower Berlin Admission Ticket
from US$4.19*
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Berlin Wall Watchtower at Potsdamer Platz The "BT 6" tower, introduced in 1966, permitted panoramic surveillance. There were more than 200 towers of this type deployed along the border line surrounding West Berlin. The gunports were covered by heavy...more
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Erna Berger Strasse | Potsdamer Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 32678910
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With the demolition of the Berlin Wall so too came the demolition of most of the watchtowers. Fortunately someone decided to save this one. It's actually possible to go inside and climb up, or just click a few pics of it from street level. Worth...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this by accident and were so pleased we did. Can’t believe it’s not better known as it was my favourite thing in Berlin.

Thank Mogj12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a visit to Berlin, we hunted to find the Watch Tower that we had heard about. Suddenly, in a side street, there it was. We were so fortunate to be able to go inside, as it was open, and the manager talked to us...More

Thank angusangel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A tiny piece of history just behind Leipzig Platz. The last one in Berlin and nearly demolished a few years ago. Very friendly and informative guide at the bottom. A very small fee to go up (it’s only a few steps up a couple of...More

Thank Pete W
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Came on this after visiting Check point Charlie and what a contrast. Former is a replica swarming with tourists, whereas this a genuine piece of history in a quiet surroundings with only a few visitors. Saved from falling to pieces by volunteers who provide the...More

Thank Chesndave
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We saw a sign for this and what a find,it’s privately owed and well maintained,the lady who gave information on it was very informative and interesting you could tell she was passionate about it.The steps to the top are very steep but it was definitely...More

Thank Bron1303
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Visited Berlin and found this hidden gem tucked away just off the main streets. We had seen it on TripAdvisor so went off to look for it. We spotted a board at the end of the street which was helpful. A lovely lady told us...More

Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Located around the corner and behind the Spy Museum, this Cold War relic is well worth the 3 Euro fee. The Tower "keeper' give you a few minute overview and then you are able to climb the steep rungs to the tower and see what...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome It’s small and simple but genuine. It’s a 3 euro “donation” to enter per person. Those who are scared of heights should stay away because you do have to climb a ladder ~20m to the top. It makes for an awesome...More

Thank lald6103
Reviewed 8 July 2018

If it wasn't for my phone and the app I was using to track all the sites I wanted to see, I wouldn't have been able to find this tower. It's literally among new buildings. Worth the detour. Found a sausage cart after seeing the...More

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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Dorota K
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Response from Stewart B | Reviewed this property |
No need to reserve. Just turn up, pay the man on the door. Enjoy.