Checkpoint Charlie is the most famous border crossing from divided Berlin. The crossing was one of three Allied checkpoints where officials could pass between East and West Berlin. Today, it's a popular tourist attraction with a deep history.
Stasi officer Timmi Allen was fast asleep when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, while East Germany's designated prime minister, Hans Modrow, was equally oblivious at a Communist Party meeting. Many were celebrating, but these men were assailed by doubt and uncertainty...
How the attitudes of West and East Germans compare, 30 years after fall of Berlin Wall
NEW: Nearly three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, our new survey explores how the attitudes of West and East Germans compare on issues ranging from the EU to religion.
While the Berlin Wall is long gone, you can still distinguish between East and West Berlin from space. The East still uses sodium vapor lamps, while the West is illuminated with fluorescent lights. (Photo: /.)
East Berliners going to West Berlin, the saturday after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989