12. Checkpoint CharlieCheckpoint Charlie (or "Checkpoint C") was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. This is a famous landmark in Berlin and is also a US army checkpoint.
Checkpoint CharlieRelive the tensions of the Cold War at Checkpoint Charlie, the best known crossing point between East and West Berlin. Termed thus by the Western Allies, it still bears a signpost proclaiming 'US Army Checkpoint'. And if you're lucky, you could get yourself clicked with a soldier or two. It is free to visit the site but for a fee, you could also explore the Mauermuseum, which hosts interesting relics of fleeing refugees.
One of Berlin's biggest tourist traps is worth a visit, if only to observe the slightly absurd, but entirely self-aware spectacle of watching tourists pose for pictures with men dressed in military costumes. What used to be a US Army Checkpoint to control movement of people between East and West Berlin, is today a monument to the Cold War, appropriately flanked by a glittering McDonalds in the background.