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How to relive the days of East Berlin (without it sucking)

Published On 10/23/2013 Published On 10/23/2013
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DDR Museum, Berlin 2013
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DDR Museum, Berlin 2013
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1. East Side Gallery M├╝hlenstr., Berlin, 10243

The East Side Gallery is the longest intact stretch of the Berlin wall, which was painted in 1990 by a number of artists from around the world.

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2. Ampelmann Rosenthaler Str. 40 - 41, Berlin, 10178

This Mitte shop slaps the East German Ampelmann green logo on everything from bags to shirts to ice-cube trays.

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3. Alexanderplatz Alexanderplatz, Berlin, 10179

Named in honor of the Russian Emperor Alexander I, the Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transportation hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin.

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4. DDR Museum Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, Berlin, 10178

Opened on July 15th, 2006, the DDR Museum is fully interactive and is the 11th most visited museum in Berlin.

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5. Ostel Hostel Wriezener Karree 5, Berlin, 10243

This Berlin hostel offers an authentic DDR ambience and retro furnishings so that guests feel like they're going back in time to divided Berlin.

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6. Osseria Langhansstr. 103, Berlin, 13086

This Wei├čensee resto serves up DDR-style home cooking, with the interior representing the feel of the time with plenty of of Ostalgie.

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7. DDR-Restaurant Domklause Karl-Liebknecht-Stra├če 1, Berlin, 10178

If you're looking for some East German spins on your schnitzel, check out the DDR resto, which prepares one version of it with pork sausage and is served on pasta with red sauce.

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8. Bei Muttern/Ostalgie Greifenhagener Stra├če 27, Berlin, 10437

This Prenzlauer Berg resto plates quality home cooking at affordable prices, while also featuring an extensive list of wines and cocktails.

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9. Caf├ę Sibylle Karl-Marx-Allee 72, Berlin, 10243

Not only does this cafe/resto serve up drinks, ice cream, fresh-baked pastries and Mediterranean food, but it's also an an exhibit of GDR memorabilia.

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10. Dr. Kochan Schnapskultur Immanuelkirchstr. 4, Berlin, 10405

From whisky to rum & vodka, Dr. Kochan's liquor store has a wide variety of booze to cure what ails ya.

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11. VErkehrsBeruhigte OstZone Kleine Pr├Ąsidentenstra├če 4a, Berlin, 10117

This Mitte bar is absolutely filled with East Germany relics, with a standard collection of adult beverages at quality prices.

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12. Mauerbl├╝mchen Wisbyer Strasse 4, Berlin, 10439

This Prenzlauer Berg dive bar has a back beer garden and runs a brunch special every weekend.

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13. Dederon Design Muskauer Stra├če 45, Berlin, 10997

This Kreuzberg shop is filled with numerous nick-nacks and other housewares and clothes.

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14. Ostpaket Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 13, Berlin, 10178

Ostpaket is truly a miscellaneous shop, selling everything from food to housewares to toys.

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15. Ostkost Lychener Str. 54, Berlin, 10437

Ostkost is a farmers market, grocery store, and miscellaneous shop in Berlin.