Days Out: Berlin West

Altstadt Spandau
Quaint, medieval town of Spandau with pedestrianised streets and regular street fair events. Home to one of Berlins biggest Christmas markets. In summer, boat trips down the Spree to Wannsee. Access from U-Altstadt Spandau (U7).
Olympiastadion
Olympic stadium originally built for the 1936 Olympics and recently refurbished for the 2006 World Cup. Guided tours available. Open daily from November to March from 10:00-19:00. U and S Olympiastadion. At Olympischer Platz, Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Charlottenburg Palace
The Schloss Charlottenburg was built in the 17th century and houses a collection of 18th century French paintings. Guided tours are available of the ensemble of rooms and saloons. At Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin.
Ziadelle Spandau
Medieval fortress, former military base also used by the Nazis to test chemical weapons. Cultural centre for concerts and exhibitions. Open Tuesday to Friday from 09:00-17:00. Weekends/public holidays from 10:00-17:00. At Am Juliusturm, Berlin-Spandau.
Insider Tours
Guided, historical themed tours of Berlin in English on foot and via public transport. Meeting points at S-Bahnhof Zoo and Hackescher Markt. Private tours also possible. Tour details, times and meeting points available on the website.
Unwrapping History
Guided tours of Jewish History in Berlin lasting 2-2.5 hours. Dr. Martin Jander, Schustehrusstrasse 23, 10585 Berlin.
LOXX Miniature Railway
Berlins railway system in miniature plus fantasy landscapes, a computer controlled car-system and a huge airport. Open daily throughout the year from 10:00 to 20:00. At Grunerstrasse 20, 10179 Berlin.

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