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Berlin Experiences - The Big Three In Potsdam (Truman, Stalin, Churchill)

Potsdam Conference 1945: Day-By-Day

This month we take a look back at the Potsdam Conference. Seventeen days in the summer of 1945 that would change the course of human history forever. The first, and last time, that US President Harry Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin would meet.

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Berlin Experiences - Stolpersteine In Berlin

Stolpersteine: Personalising The Void

In our latest blog post, Berlin Experiences co-founder Olivia discusses how one of Berlin’s most important memorial projects succeeds in making the personal tragedies of the Holocaust more relatable.

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Berlin Experiences - Craft Beer In Berlin

Beyond Two Beers: Drowning In The Berlin Craft Beer Scene

In the years that immediately followed World War Two, though, two breweries would rise from the rubble and become powerhouses in the period when Berlin was divided: Berliner Pilsner and Berliner Kindl. They would come to define two divergent Cold War cultures in East and West.

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Berlin Experiences - The Berlin Wall Escapes

Eight Strangest Berlin Wall Escapes

As of Monday the 5th of February 2018, the Berlin Wall will have been down for longer than it stood: 28 years, 3 months, and 28 days. In our latest blog post we take a look at eight strange Berlin Wall escapes and the desperate lengths people would go to escape from the German Democratic Republic.

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Berlin Experiences - The Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde

Zentralfriedhof Freidrichsfelde

Berlin Experiences founder, Matt, recently started contributing to the Atlas Obscura – here’s an interesting look at Berlin’s Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, also known as the Memorial to the Socialists.

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Berlin Experiences - Caspar David Friedrich

Top Ten Must-See Berlin Museums

Berlin has museum culture at its heart. Radiating from an entire island in the centre of the city – complete with an ensemble of museums – chronicling six thousand years of human history.

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Cold War Tour Of Berlin - Bernauer Strasse Berlin Wall Memorial

Ten Great Reasons To Tour The Berlin Wall

You’d be hard pressed to find a piece of concrete as historically significant as the Berlin Wall. No trip to Berlin would be complete without a tour of what remains of that infamous concrete barrier constructed by the East German goverment over 150 km long around the capitalist island of West Berlin.

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