Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin

This was the guard station at the entrance to the American zone when Berlin was divided by the Berlin wall. Now it is a favorite place for tourists to take photographs.

Photo of American soldier at former entrance to American side of Berlin

Photo of Russian Soldier at the entrance to former Russian side of Berlin. American checkpoint is in the foreground. The Russian checkpoint station has not been preserved.

Souvenir stands on the former Russian side of Checkpoint Charlie. On the American side, there is a Checkpoint Charlie Museum and several souvenir shops, selling postcards and T shirts.

"Authentic" Russian Army caps for sale on the Russian side, where one can also buy a"genuine" piece of the Berlin wall that was torn down.

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