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The Berlin Flak Tower

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Name:
The Berlin Flak Tower
Continent:
EUROPE
Alt Name:
Humboldthain Flak Tower
Country:
Germany
Period:
World War Two
Sub-Region:
-
Date:
1900AD - 1999AD
City/Town:
Berlin
Figure:
Adolf Hitler
Resorts:
Berlin,
Related:
Reichstag, Berlin Wall,
German Resistance Memorial Centre, The Holocaust Memorial - Berlin,

The Berlin Flak Tower history

The Berlin Flak Tower in Humboldthain Park is a seven storey bunker originally built under Hitler’s orders to protect Berlin from aerial attacks during the Second World War. In fact, in 1940, Hitler planned to build six such flak towers.

Three flak towers were constructed and, after the war, the only Berlin Flak Tower to survive was the Humboldthain tower. The rest were destroyed and even the surviving Berlin Flak Tower has suffered severe damage.

During World War II the lower floors of the Berlin Flak Tower were also used as a bomb shelter for thousands of the city’s population. Only two floors are currently open to the public and 90 minute tours are provided by the Berlin Underground Association.

If you go, ensure to wear comfortable shoes and plenty of layers as it can get quite cold (even in summer). Visitors must be at least 14 years of age and under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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contact details

Address: Brunnenstraße 105, 13355 Berlin

Phone: +49 (30) 499 105-17

visitor information

Directions to The Berlin Flak Tower:
The Berlin Flak Tower is located in Humboldthain Park, Berlin. The nearest U-Bahn Station is Gesundbrunnen on line 8 (exit to Humboldthain Park). S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S25, S41 and S42 go to nearby Gesundbrunnen Station.

The Berlin Flak Tower opening times and ticket prices:
The Berlin Flak Tower is only open April-October. English tours take place Thursdays at 1pm and Sundays at 4pm. The cost is €9 full, €7 reduced. Tours in other languages available – check the website for times. Tickets must be bought in advance from the main office of the Berlin Underground Association (Brunnenstraße 105, 13355 Berlin) and tours depart from the south entrance of the U8 Underground Railway station Gesundbrunnen.

Local Amenities:
There are several car parks near the Berlin Flak Tower.

Links:
http://berliner-unterwelten.de/tour-2.14.1.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flak_tower

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