Checkpoint Charlie was one of Berlin’s famous border-crossing, between West and East Berlin. Nearest U-Bahn Kochstraße station.
I disliked it so much. It doesn’t help that we arrived in the late morning, with hordes of tourists everywhere, taking photos with two border patrol police men (one American, one Russian). The biggest tourist cliche in Berlin. A historical spot-turned-into-a-tourist trap. What a shame. This tourist spot gave me headache.
There were few exhibitions nearby, such as BlackBox Multimedia exhibition on the Cold War. Checkpoint Charlie museum had long queues. We walked around a bit, then left to lunch.
Lunch was at KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) and nearest station was U-Bahn Wittenbergplatz. Schnitzels at LeBuffet, located at 6th floor of KaDeWe, supposedly the best in town.
After lunch, we went to Berlin Wall Memorial, an open-air exhibition at Bernauer Strasse. We got off at a wrong station, and walked quite a bit. Make sure you get the right stations: S-Bahn station Nordbahnhof or U-Bahn station Bernauer Strasse.
The Visitor Center and the Documentation Center with a viewing platform are located on the other side of the street.
We headed back to hostel after that, for ZE-cooked dinner.
After dinner, we traveled to Aexanderplatz station for sightseeing, and managed to go to TV Tower. Night view was superb, so make sure you go in the evening!