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Checkpoint Charlie

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  • Day11

    Berlin

    September 3, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Train into where the gate is and grabbed us hop on off tickets. Saw all the major city sites. Was a bit overcast today and the city looked gray! We were on the bus for about 2 hours so we were desperate for a beer when we got off. Alexander Plas and cocktails!!! About half the price of Melbourne!
    Lasse met us at 6pm and another cocktail.

    Then out to dinner at a great Thai restaurant and conversation!

    A few steps away was Lasse’s favourite bar and the smallest gay bar ever. So small smoking rules don’t apply (don’t get that but not complaining). We stayed for hours chatting to Ugern, an old gay drunk man.
    The bar tending tried making me an expression martini and he made a martini then poured a shot of coffee into it haha
    He tried again and this time more coffee and less martini. I shot them! However I don’t quite remember this part of the night. This is what I am told happened! I also after the bar bought a slice off pizza but threw it on the ground and this certainly doesn’t sound like me... wasting food.

    I was folded into an Uber and taken home and put to bed!
    Bloody fantastic day and night hanging out!
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    Andrew From Eastlink

    Great photos!

    9/4/19Reply
    Carolyn Arch

    Loving all these AMAZING sites!!!!

    9/4/19Reply
    Carolyn Arch

    Wow! HOHO to see the sights ... sounds amazing. Lasse sounds lovely. Taking you EVERYWHERE! Even if you threw pizza away and had to be folded into bed! Sounds like you were on your best behaviour at Nanna’s house and have now broken free! Haha.

    9/5/19Reply
     
  • Day7

    in Berlin

    July 31 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Heute wollten wir auf den 9:30 Uhr Bus, also hiess es früh aufstehen. Wir erreichten den Bus und dann den Zug R1 zum HB Berlin.
    Es stand nämlich Geschite auf dem Programm.
    Zuerst besichtigten wir das rote Rathaus, dann den Dom und standen nochmals am Brandenburger Tor. Dann fanden wir den Mauerweg und den Checkpoint "Charlie". Wir wurden hier mit vielen Informationen über den Mauerbau, den Grenzübergang und Berichten von Fluchtversuchen überschwemmt. Doch die Illustration aus der damaligen Zeit war ergreifend und hervorragend aufgearbeitet. Wir konnten einiges über diese Zeit lernen, was an den Schulen kein Thema war. Ein schmaler Pfad aus Pflastersteinen zeigte den genauen Verlauf der damaligen Mauer, zum Teil mitten durch Häuser hindurch. Hinter einem Neubau wurde sogar ein alter Beobachtungsturm an der damaligen Todeszone stehen gelassen.
    Nach soviel Geschichte und Emotionen gönnten wir uns ein sehr leckeres Abendessen direkt an der Spree.
    Weil der Bus nur alle zwei Stunden fuhr, kamen wir erst kurz vor Mitternacht wieder beim WoMo an.
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  • Day2

    Doner Kebab and Checkpoint Charlie

    December 18, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Interestingly our guide informed us that the most common food for Berliners is the Doner Kebab!
    Walking around Berlin you will see lots of different types of sausages bratwurst etc and another interesting dish called “curry wurst” which is not a signature Berlin dish although you could be mistaken for thinking it.
    Checkpoint Charlie was the original exchange point between East Germany and West Germany an interestingly it is not in its original location and most Berliners shun the area because of its crude commercialization with fake pieces of wall and Soviet paraphernalia.
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  • Day19

    8e stop - Checkpoint Charlie

    August 25 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    En dan staat daar midden op de straat Checkpoint Charlie.

    Jeroen Neelen

    Mag zeker niet ontbreken bij een bezoek aan Berlijn; het museum met o.a. de gebruikte vervoermiddelen om mensen naar het Westen te smokkelen maakte ook best indruk op mij ...

    Thomas and Good Old Grey

    Oh, dan gaan we daar nog even naar kijken. We hebben nog een hele dag 👍. Vandaag iets meer dan 20 km gelopen 😆

    Jeroen Neelen

    lekker bezig ...

    Thomas and Good Old Grey

    😊

     
  • Day3

    Still Berlin...

    May 27, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    On the second day in Berlin, we used the day card to go around the city and see the city from inside. Actually, this was the plan, but we ended up walking as much as the day before. The previous day there was a demonstration in Unter den Linden (about the lack of kindergartens in Germany - and Hitler's parade Avenue was closed. On the second day, the demonstrations went on (about racism and immigrants), this time in Tiergarten - the great city park - and we walked around the loud caravans to reach Reichstag building by the end of the day and see the panoramic view from its top. It is an amazing thing you can do in Berlin for free ;). Besides this, we visited the Olympic Stadium area, Charlottenburg Castle, passed by the Victory Column, Bellevue Palace - residence of the President -, the Philarmonic building with its tentlike roof and the Sony building with the breakfast room of the Esplanada Hotel - a memory of a luxury hotel before WW2 - within the glass walls that protects it from falling apart. Also "funny" is the way they left the Emperor William Memorial Church. It was severely damaged during WW2 and they only made sure that the ceiling of the ground floor was kept in a way that you can feel how splendorous it was, but they didn't rebuild the outside and you can have an idea of how the city looked like after the war. We had dinner on East Side gallery, not before taking a stroll along the remains of the Wall... We couldn't go to the hotel before visiting Checkpoint Charlie... It was our second and last day in Berlin...Read more

  • Day3

    Linie 100

    August 20, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nach einem leckeren Frühstück im "Milch und Zucker" fuhren wir mit der S Bahn ( in Berlin Schnellbahn genannt 🤔) zum Bahnhof Zoo, ich war doch sehr erstaunt wie sich die Stadt in den letzten 5 Jahren, da war ich das letzte mal hier, verändert hat. Dort stiegen wir in die Linie 100, diese Buslinie fährt an allen Sehenswürdigkeiten der Hauptstadt vorbei und man kann überall wo man will ein und wieder zusteigen. Der Reichstag, das Brandenburger Tor, Hotel Adlon. .. Immer wieder sehr beeindruckend für mich.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Checkpoint Charlie, Çekpoynt Çarli, צק פוינט צארלי, チェックポイント・チャーリー, 체크포인트 찰리, Чекпойнт Чарли, Чекпойнт-Чарлі, 查理檢查哨