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Is it illegal to take a piece of the Berlin Wall?

Edit: The new answer by Jack is quite excellent! However, unless doing something like that, then: There was a lot of leftover debris while the Berlin Wall was being demolished. That, however, was a ...
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Is it illegal to take a piece of the Berlin Wall?

There is a hotel in Berlin that lets you chip away your own pieces of the wall and take them with you as part of a package deal. So there do still exist legal options for you to take your own piece ...
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Is it illegal to take a piece of the Berlin Wall?

This contradicts travel etiquette more generally. (Barring some more specific local ethic saying it's okay, but that doesn't seem to exist here). The ethic is known as Leave No Trace (wikipedia) and ...
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How does Berlin Transport Validation Stamp mark current date and/or expiry date?

After the time-of-day on the stamp is a day-of-week in letters and a week number in numbers. The 7-day ticket is stamped on Friday of week 45 in 2016. The single ticket from Tegel is stamped on ...
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How do you use Berlin crosswalk signal boxes?

Simple answer - you don't. Unless you're blind, as that's who they are designed for. And given that your question started with "I see ..." I'm going to presume that you are, indeed, not ...
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Can I live in Berlin comfortably for one month with 1,000 euros if housing is free?

In general, I would say, this is doable, however in the end it depends also a bit on your definition of "comfortable". So here are just a few points to consider: There are different tickets for ...
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Travel between Germany and Poland by train

Wow. Interesting question, and one we don't get here very often. As a Polish citizen, you are allowed to enter Germany and Poland and to cross the border as often as you like. The problem is proving ...
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Getting to BER when trains are not running

Try the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). They are not striking. You can install the BVG Fahrinfo application and give in precise details. Depending from where you start, find an underground connection ...
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Planning to stay for 3 months in Berlin, Germany. Should I bring a car with me?

1 You don’t need a car for most personal local transportation I'm a resident of Berlin since birth (some 25–30 years ago) and I never owned a car. Imho the transportation system is perfectly ...
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Exactly where can you go with a single-trip ticket in Berlin?

Don't sweat the fine print too much. In practice, you can take any train or bus within the travel zone and the 120 minute validity period - provided you don't go back to where you came from. The is ...
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Which stations in Berlin have ICE connections to Leipzig

1) There are three stops for ICE leaving Berlin in the direction of Leipzig: Berlin Hbf and Berlin Südkreuz. The third one is either Berlin-Spandau or Berlin-Gesundbrunnen. The fifth station in ...
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Where is this structure in Berlin?

The caption on this online version of the image at Getty Images says: Germany Berlin Tempelhof (Tempelhof-Schoeneberg) - load testing structure at General-Pape-Strass, built 1941 by Albert Speer, ...
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Berlin Public Transport Ticket Validity

You can find a detailed description of the stamp content on this page (in German). The calendar week and last digit of year assumptions in the comments are correct. Your ticket was stamped 10:00 on ...
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Is Berlin and Munich doable in a single weekend?

I have been in Berlin for four weeks(!) in school summer holiday 2004 (age 18). It wasn't boring at all during that time, although I must admit that I spent some days in museums and at Wannsee Tegeler ...
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Is Berlin and Munich doable in a single weekend?

If you can really sleep in buses and there are tickets for the buses you plan to take, you can do it. But most people will be broken after a night in a bus, sleep only little or lightly and will not ...
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Which stations in Berlin have ICE connections to Leipzig

As the travel is in Germany, I would go to the German rail planner Bahn.de, which has the option to select 'all stations' for cities. (It is available in many languages, I have selected the English ...
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Found a lonely bike in Germany, what to do?

In Germany, the finder of lost or "apparently abandoned" items is required to turn them in at the Fundbüro. The one for Berlin is at the former Tempelhof airport terminal. If the item is claimed by ...
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Flat renting in Berlin for medium-term period

For medium term flat rentals (1-2 months) you could look to Airbnb which works in about any place by now. Probably cheaper would be if you can find a private place as a temporary short-term rental ...
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Can I live in Berlin comfortably for one month with 1,000 euros if housing is free?

You can buy monthly train ticket for around 70 EUR (2 rings), much cheaper than weekly ticket but it depends on what route you will go on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Ringbahn Train from ...
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Can car seats in Berlin only be rented from the airport?

There is no law which stops people from renting booster seats outside airports. I just checked a few car rental agencies and Avis, Hertz and Sixt offer such seats in some city locations, so it's just ...
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Is it illegal to take a piece of the Berlin Wall?

The gift shop at the Checkpoint Charlie / Berlin Wall museum sells small chunks of the wall in various forms (e.g. encased in plastic at the end of a bookmark) for reasonable prices, like a couple ...
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How can I get from Tegel Airport to Bernau (bei Berlin) on Sunday evening?

At Tegel, enter the Bus TXL in the direction of S+U Alexanderplatz. This bus leaves every 6-7 minutes, so just go into the first bus in that direction. Leave the Bus at S+U Brandenburger Tor. At ...
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Is Berlin and Munich doable in a single weekend?

Before I answer, part of your question is off-topic by our rules and I will only answer the on-topic parts. Please see our asking help. 1) This is very little time for each city but who is to judge, ...
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Is it frequent that a tomato is thrown at a tram in Berlin/Germany?

No, this is not a common occurrence in any part of Germany. Looks and sounds like a silly prank.
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New Year's Eve in Berlin and Luggage Storage

Brandenburg Gate will be horribly crowded, but so will be all clubs. If you come from Schönefeld Airport (I assume that is what you meant, IATA code is actually SXF) it might make more sense to store ...
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Exactly where can you go with a single-trip ticket in Berlin?

In practical application the question is, at the time you ticket is checked are you travelling clearly towards the station where your ticket was originally stamped. If the answer is yes, then it looks ...
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How to get from Kreuzberg to Schönefeld

Kreuzberg is a big area and the quickest route depends on your starting destination. I'd advise you to check the best route for yourself here https://www.bvg.de/en but the SBahn that goes to ...
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The Rauchabzug is beeping, what do I do?

Those Rauchabzug buttons control electrical window openers on a skylight. It's only to be pressed in case of fire. The beeping may mean there's something wrong with the skylight or the opener. You ...
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Changing at Berlin Zoologischer Garten station

It is possible but not certain if you are a reasonably healthy adult without heavy luggage. Step out of of the regional or rapid-transit train on the upper level. Take the stairs to ground level. ...
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How do you use Berlin crosswalk signal boxes?

A lot of confusion (among Germans!) probably stems from the very similar and also yellow boxes that Germans have known for decades to be on some traffic lights which call for a green light for ...
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