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Old 2 January 2000, 09:00 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm going in few month to Berlin. I would like to know if there is something interesting about WWI (or WWII) to see? Any army museum?
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Bernard WIlkin
Old 3 January 2000, 06:50 AM   #2
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In Berlin is the Deutsches Technikmusem/Berlin, at 9 Trebbiner Strasse. You can see the Halberstadts, earlier Jeanin Stahltube, Pfalz, engines, props, memorabilia and (if you have interest) the finest train collection in the world with some WWI and earlier era trains and lots more. Well worth the visit.
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Old 4 January 2000, 12:00 AM   #3
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Hoi Bernard,

You can also check out the Invalidenfiedhof, where Udet, Buddecke and Von Beaulieu-Marconnay are buried, along with some prominent WWII airmen. There may be some other WWI heroes there, but I can't remember who.

On a different note, if you like the ancient era, go to the Pergamum Museum - you'll like it. We also enjoyed drinking beer (Rex Potsdammer) on the Kudamm! Speaking of Rex, the palace of Friedrich der Grosse is well worth a visit. And for WWII, you might want to take a peek at the Wannsee Villa or the nearby concentration camp (both are just outside Berlin).

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If you ever are in Vienna,which really isn' that close to Berlin, be sure to visit the Arsenal Museum (HEERESGESCHICHTESMUSEUM). The times I was thre they had extensive WWI exhibits including aircraft, weapons and memorabilia.
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In Berlin - Gathow exists a new Air Force Museum.It is managed by the Luftwaffe der deutschen Bundeswehr. I think there are some aircrafts from WW1, Fokker DVII...
In Potsdam you have to visit Schloß Cecilienhof where 1945 the Potsdamer Conference took place. In Potsdam moreover is the "Ständige Ausstellung Luftschiffe in Potsdam". From 1914 - 1916 sixteen Zeppeline were built here for the Imperial German Army and Navy. In Berlin - Karlshorst you can find the Deutsch - Russisches Museum. In this house Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel signed the surrender of all german forces on 8.5.1945.
In Berlin - Treptow you should visit one of the greatest soviet war cemetery with a very huge memorial.
Hope that helps.
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Old 4 January 2000, 05:44 AM   #6
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Thank you all for your help!
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Everyone else has covered the good stuff. The Invalidenfriedhof is pretty much the "Who's Who" of the Prussian military. You'll find Werner Moelder (WWII Ace) and Scharnhoorst there as well as a host of other military figures. The cemetery was hit by bombs during WWII and some grave stones were destroyed. I believe Buddecke's grave was one of those hit. Udet's and Beaulieu-Marconnay's graves are still intact.

The Reichstag has been rebuilt and is open for tourist visits. You can also still see the bullet holes in practially every statue in the city, including Brandenburg Gate.

If you have the time, you could take a day trip from the "Zoo" to Boelcke's hometown of Dessau where he is buried.

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