October 27, 2011

Berlin, Germany: Checkpoint Charlie; things to do

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie is the most famous crossing point, where people moved from East to West when the Wall was up. Now, two “soldiers” stand guard but mostly get their pictures taken with elated tourists for an informal two-Euros tip. What is that all about?

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany
Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany

Cafe Adler 

206 Friedrichstraße, 030/2518965

Stop for a drink and some lentil soup across the street at the historic Cafe Adler, once frequented by Westerners trying to catch a peek of East Berlin.

image c2010 Arline Inge

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