20 Years After: City Discovery Celebrates the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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With the anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall approaching, City-Discovery.com takes travelers to the most historic sites of Germany's capital to remember a Berlin of a bygone era.

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On November 9, 20 years ago, The Berlin Wall came down, reuniting East and West Germany into a single state. A climactic point in the history of Europe, the crumbling of the Wall signified the end of the Cold War and the dismantling of the Communist Bloc.

This year, Berlin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a "Festival of Freedom." The event, which will take place at the Brandenburg Gate, will be culminating in a multimedia recreation of the wall's falling. Weighing in on the celebrations is leader in the tours and travel experiences industry, City Discovery. Offering special sightseeing activities, tours, attractions and things to do in Berlin, City Discovery commemorates the Fall of the Berlin Wall in style.

With City Discovery's biking tours, travelers are given a chance to cruise through delightful parks and a fantastic beer garden through the All-In-One Berlin City Bike Tour. Along with an expert guide, the biking tourists get to see Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, Hitler's Bunker, the Topography of Terror, Brandenburg Gate, Luftwaffe Ministry, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Museum Island, Bebelplatz, Victory Column and so much more. The Third Reich or Nazi Germany Bike Tour, on the other hand, explores Berlin as the capital city of Nazi Germany and lets travelers visit the former Jewish quarter, war-damaged buildings, Nazi resistance monuments, WWII battlefields, etc. The itinerary also features Neue Synagoge, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Air Raid Shelter and Anhalter Bahnhof. Last but not the least is City Discovery's Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour, which features the imposing Karl-Marx-Allee, the colorful East Side Gallery and the powerful Trep Tower Park Memorial.

For Segway lovers, City Discovery presents the Berlin City Segway Tour and the Afternoon Mini Segway Tour. Both tours offer a wonderful tutorial to get tourists trained and comfortable, whilst riding a Segway. After the orientation, a guide will take the vacationers to Berlin's famous sights such as Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, the TV Tower and Unter den Linden.

Next on the list of City Discovery's Berlin tours are the Berlin Hop On Hop Off Tours, which takes travelers to the most famous streets and squares of Berlin. Experience the allure of Berlin aboard a sightseeing tour bus (with commentaries available in both English and German languages). See the new Parliament buildings, the Reichstag, the Federal Chancellery and Bellevue Palace, the seat of the President. Also on the itinerary are the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and Alexanderplatz, and the Potsdamer Platz.

Meanwhile, half-day excursionists will love City Discovery's Potsdam/Sanssouci tour from Berlin. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a unique collectionof palaces and parks, Potsdam is the capital city of the German federal state. Also on the agenda is the rococo Palace of Sanssouci, the favorite refuge of Prussia's King Frederick II. Here, the Philosopher of Sanssouci entertained some of the most educated men of his time, among them the French poet Voltaire who was a frequent guest over many years.

To learn more about the ins and outs of life in the Eastern Bloc, try joining a Communism tour such as Budapest's Hammer & Sickle Tour, Prague's Communism Walk and St. Petersburg's Back in the USSR tour. For more details, visit City Discovery's Budapest, Prague and St. Petersburg pages and check out the impressive list of tours, activities and things to do.

About City-Discovery.com
City Discovery is a leading provider of sightseeing tours, travel experiences and ground transportation worldwide. With over 5,000 carefully selected travel activities in 300 destinations and user-friendly features such as traveler reviews, wishbox, suggested itineraries and gift certificates, City Discovery sells directly to consumers through City-Discovery.com and a network of over 7,000 travel agencies and affiliates. City Discovery is available in 12 languages and has offices in USA, France, Italy, Greece and the Philippines.

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