Berlin Wall

Berlin has two museums that focus on the Berlin Wall (die Mauern): The Topography of Terror and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. We visit both and review.
Topography of Terror, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany

After viewing the colorful murals of the Berlin Wall’s East Side Gallery, we tackled the task of visiting two of the city’s museums dedicated to die Mauern: The Topography of Terror and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. The Topography of Terror consists of two parts. The open air portion of information panels, interviews and photos stretches […]

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Berlin’s don’t-miss historic site has to be the East Side Gallery, a series of murals and graffiti painted on a remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall.
East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany

It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the Berlin Wall, which divided East and West Germany during the Cold War, has fallen. Which means that there’s a whole generation out there that doesn’t remember the city split into two by the dreaded Mauern, or the Wall. But the Wall is so integral […]

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