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Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie. Berliner Mauer. Anhalter Bahnhof. Gruselkabinett

Nefer • 4 minutes read • August 17th, 2016
Checkpoint Charlie used to be a checkpoint for the Allies, from 1961 to 1990. This was the only place to cross the border between West and East 

Berlin

for family members of alliance forces and foreigners. Photos of the Soviet and the American soldiers, erected in 1998, act as a reminder of the confrontation between Soviet and American tanks in 1961.
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You are even offered to put a stamp in your passport confirming that you passed the border :) However, I'm not sure if the passport will be valid after that, so I decided not to take the risk.
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Here are fragments of the 

Berlin Wall

and the Trabant in the background.
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And here are the remains of Anhalter Bahnhof. Once, it was a big and busy railway station of the city. After the division of the capital, it appeared to be almost on the border of East and West 

Berlin

. It may have been that recovery did not make sense, therefore, the ruins have remained since the war.
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This is Gruselkabinett - the Berlin Bunker of Horror. It's the only bomb shelter from WWII that is available to visitors. There are torture rooms on the upper floor and rooms for medical experiments on the ground floor. And in the basement, there is an exhibition of the equipment of bomb shelters. Blah blah blah. I fell for that. It turned out that it's just a so-called "chamber of horrors" with the dead and other surprises that pop up before you. It's good that we found that out in time and did not go there. I do not like such fun, I have a weak heart.
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Author: Nefer
Source: neferjournal.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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