Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

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Checkpoint Charlie is the famous checkpoint during the Cold War era. It is the former border crossing from the Soviet Union to the US sector inside Berlin. Unfortunately, little remains of the original post. The border crossing between Berlin-Mitte and Kreuzberg was one of the few passages for diplomats and other chosen people.

Near the Checkpoint is also the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, where you will find a lot of historical material and many photos. From which you can also read many stories about extraordinary escape attempts. Some successful, but most without a happy ending. The most famous story is that of the teenager, Peter Fechter, who lost his life while trying to cross from East to West. This third Allied border crossing gets its name from the phonetic alphabet where Charlie stands for C.

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Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

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Surely one of Berlin’s most impressive sights is the Holocaust Memorial, a powerful monument to commemorate the millions of Jews murdered in Europe. Located in the city centre, the Holocaust memorial consists of 2,700 stones, all different in shape and size, symbolising all the different types of people who became victims of the Holocaust.

Here you can walk through the metre-high, grey concrete blocks, as the stones are made up of different sizes and shapes, this gives you the feeling that the monument is ‘undulating’. Combined with the undulating floor, this has a rather disorienting effect on visitors. And it perfectly captures how the Jews must have felt during this terrible time.

At the Holocaust Memorial, there is also an accompanying visitor centre. Here, the exhibition is particularly good and will move you to tears.

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Reichstag, Berlin

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One of the most famous and beautiful sights in Berlin is the Reichstag. With its massive architecture and futuristic glass dome, this is an amazing building.

Built in 1894, the Reichstag has been through a lot in the 20th century. It has since been burnt down, bombed, rebuilt, walled and packed in dust. This (lit) fire was at the beginning of World War II. It was only after the fall of the Berlin Wall that the Reichstag was restored again. Today, the building is mainly used for plenary sessions of the Bundestag (the German parliament).

Besides being used for plenary sessions, anyone can visit the building. You can take a guided tour or explore the building on your own. The highlight is the building’s breathtaking glass dome. But mainly the view from the roof terrace is a must see!

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Brandenburger Tor

Brandenburger Tor, Berlin

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The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most recognisable sights in Berlin and perhaps even in all of Germany! You can’t visit Berlin without visiting the Brandenburg Gate. The Brandenburg Gate is the symbol of union and freedom. It is a powerful monument that holds a lot of emotions and meaning.

The Brandenburg Gate became the symbol of the Cold War, when the entrance gate stood exactly on the site of the Berlin Wall. After the fall of the Wall, John F. Kennedy’s world-famous speech “Ich bin ein Berliner” was also given here. Today, it is the only remaining of the former 18 city gates and a popular photo opportunity for visitors from all over the world. Despite being one of the busiest locations, this place is not to be missed!

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