As with any place there are many attractions one can see. In this article I want to highlight a few that I’ve been to that you may also like. The best part about these is that they are all FREE!
Who doesn’t like free stuff?
Checkpoint Charlie was one of the areas where you could enter East Berlin when the Berlin wall was still up. To be completely honest, this checkpoint is not the original, it’s a recreation. However, it still a pretty cool sight to see.
There is a giant picture of a German soldier, a small booth where you can get your passport stamped (I didn’t do this but I saw many people doing this). Actually I’m not entirely sure if that’s legal, but I think they might stamp a page and then give it to you so you can place in your passport. You don’t want immigration stopping you about this.
Anyway, Checkpoint Charlie is literally in the middle of the street and free the view. You can take pictures if you want. But… here is the big but! You can take pictures with the soldiers for a small fee. It’s 3 Euros for a picture. Its touristy but its fun.
I will include the location of each of these for your convenience! =)
Checkpoint Charlie is located at Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany
The Brandenburg Gate is a significant monument in history and in Berlin. It’s free to view and its very photogenic. Its surrounded by world embassy’s, stores and restaurants. It makes for a great picture.
Its located at Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
Wilhelm Kaiser Memorial Church
Wilhelm Kaiser Memorial Church is something I didn’t even know about until my last trip (not this trip… I was here in December of 2016)… This church was bombed during the war. However, it still stands today, half blown. The roof of this church is completely gone. It’s a great sight and it sticks out like a sore thumb because everything around it is very modern. The building itself is very gothic looking.
You can enter the church for free. In fact, it’s a museum. It’s ridiculously beautiful on the inside and you learn a bit of history.
Its located at Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin, Germany.
Let me break it down for you:
All of these are free.
Checkpoint Charlie there is a 3 Euro fee if you want to take a picture with the guard.
I dont like looking like a tourist but sometimes you gotta ask yourself, why not?