Checkpoint CharlieCheckpoint Charlie was a hotspot of the Cold War. The Allied checkpoint opposite the Friedrichstrasse border crossing served as one of the most important crossings between East and West Berlin. Here, shortly after the Wall was built, Soviet and American tanks stood directly opposite each other. Today, about four million people from all over the world visit Checkpoint Charlie every year.
East Side GalleryThe East Side Gallery is the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall. In 1990, 118 artists from 21 countries created a unique open-air gallery by painting the east side of the wall along Mühlenstraße. Its works of art are an expression of joy after the fall of the Wall. Today, about four million people from all over the world come to the East Side Gallery every year
Chronicle of the Berlin WallThe causes, history and consequences of the construction and the demolition of the Wall are depicted chronologically in texts and illustrations. These are supplemented by comprehensive source material.
Victims at the WallBetween 1961 and 1989, at least 140 people were either killed at the Berlin Wall or died from causes directly related to the GDR border regime. The personal stories and circumstances of death of those who died in connection with the Wall are described in portraits.