– The Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate is a gate located in Berlin, Germany. It was built between 1788 and 1791 by Carl von Gontard and Georg Christian Unger. The gate is made up of 12 granite columns, each surmounted by a statue representing a warrior or a Prussian sovereign. The gate is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
– The Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to separate the eastern part from the western part of the city of Berlin. It was part of the Iron Curtain, which divided Europe into two opposing political blocs during the Cold War. The Berlin Wall was finally dismantled in 1989, ending the division of the city.
– Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie was an American military checkpoint located in West Berlin, Germany. He was named after the military phonetic alphabet character Charlie. It was located close to the Berlin Wall, at Friedrichstraße/Zimmerstraße, and was the only place where civilians could cross the Berlin Wall from West to East and vice versa. The checkpoint was established on August 12, 1961, after the first Berlin Wall was built. Checkpoint Charlie was closed on December 11, 1989, after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
– The German History Museum
The German Historical Museum is a museum located in Berlin. It presents the history of Germany from prehistory to the present day. The museum was established in 1987 and has over 7 million visitors a year.
– The Reichstag
The Reichstag is one of the main edifices of political power in Germany. It is the seat of the German Parliament, located in Berlin. The building was built in 1894 and was the seat of the German Parliament until 1933, when the Nazis set it on fire. After World War II, the building was restored and became the seat of the German Parliament again in 1999.