Berlin History

The legacy of World War II – what to experience in Berlin

The legacy of World War II – what to experience in Berlin

Berlin and WWII are two things that are synonymous with one another. Therefore, if you’re coming to the city is imperative that you experience at least some of the legacy left behind by this great conflict. With that in mind Oh-Berlin has come up with this ultimate guide to show you where, when and what you need to see to truly understand the Second World War and Berlin.

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Berliner Unterwelten – the ultimate adventure into Berlin’s underworld

Berliner Unterwelten – the ultimate adventure into Berlin’s underworld

If you’re interested in history, then there is no greater way to satisfy your curiosity than by experiencing history in the most authentic way possible. This is exactly what Berliner Unterwelten provide, offering guided tours of Berlin’s mysterious and exciting underground world! We went on a tour recently, and experienced just a fraction of the innumerable tunnels and bunkers. Now, we are telling you why you should, too.

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Touring Tempelhof – Europe’s largest historical monument

Touring Tempelhof – Europe’s largest historical monument

Tempelhof Airport: Europe’s largest historical monument is an exceptionally exciting exhibition for Berlin’s turbulent past. A tour around the site offers visitors the chance to understand and reflect, as well as appreciate this grand building and see how it is utilised today, and how it will be used in the future.

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Historiale Berlin Museum – The History of Berlin, in just one hour!

Historiale Berlin Museum – The History of Berlin, in just one hour!

Do not have time for a long, drawn-out walk around a museum? But still want as much as possible about Berlin? Walking tours are also not your thing? Then the Historiale Berlin Museum is the only solution. Follow 775 years of Berlin’s history in only ONE hour via the amazing exhibits and wonderful displays that will provide you an interactive overview of the German capital.

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German Historical Museum – We’ve always been Europeans

German Historical Museum – We’ve always been Europeans

Europe has a complex and turbulent history, which parallels that of Germany itself. 2000 years of historical highs and lows are clearly and interestingly presented to visitors at the German Historical Museum. Be sure to set aside a substantial block of time, since the museum’s collection can’t and shouldn’t be viewed in a hurry. Learn more here!

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The Berlin Wall – The 5 Best Ways to Experience the Legacy

The Berlin Wall – The 5 Best Ways to Experience the Legacy

So you’re visiting Berlin, and want to see the famous wall? But, where do you begin with something so vast, physically and historically. Well let Oh-Berlin point you in the right direction as we give you our ultimate guide to the Berlin Wall memorial sites across the city, from the simple, to the intense. Make sure you leave Berlin with some cool and interesting stories to share with your friends, and pay attention as we show you how to make them happen.

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Jewish Museum Berlin – Two Millennia of German Jewish History

Jewish Museum Berlin – Two Millennia of German Jewish History

Many will be familiar with the Holocaust and wartime treatment of Jews but the Jewish Museum Berlin offers a comprehensive, illuminating and moving insight into German Jewish history. Daniel Libeskind´s striking and innovative building facilitates, challenges and engages visitors. Read our review of the Berlin Jewish Museum.

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DDR Museum – Back in the GDR

DDR Museum – Back in the GDR

What was life like for East Berliners living in the old GDR? Oh-Berlin paid a visit to the DDR Museum searching for some answers. Were there really spies everywhere? Did everyone own a “Trabbi” and enjoy a spot of naked beach volleyball?

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Bernauer Strasse – Berlin Wall Memorial

Bernauer Strasse – Berlin Wall Memorial

From frantic escapes through apartment windows to secret underground tunnels Bernauer Strasse is enshrined into any history of the Berlin Wall. Visiting the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse today visitors can delve into the fascinating history of the area through to its position today as a major Berlin Wall memorial site.

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The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin – a place of memory

The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin – a place of memory

The Memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe is Germany’s main commemorative site for the victims of the Holocaust. Its 2711 concrete blocks make up this impressive memorial that for many years has been one of Berlin’s most important attractions.

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