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Checkpoint Charlie

War, Remembrance, Five Star Accommodations and Great Flea Markets are Hallmarks of Berlin

Bob Richter | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Bob Richter

The movie won Best Picture that year, and the lavish sets designed by the great Cedric Gibbons perfectly depicted a Five Star hotel in all its grandeur.

My Own Piece of the Berlin Wall

James M. Clash | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

On a chilly fall night, my friend and I headed over to the smaller Potsdamer Platz section. It wasn't for drama that we traveled under cover of the dark. There's an unwritten rule that tourists are not to take pieces off the remaining Wall, for obvious reasons.

A Divisive Cold War Museum In Berlin

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel

By Sophie Duvernoy BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, differences over how to represe...

Many Believed Killed In Attempt To Escape East Germany Still Alive

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

By Chris Cottrell BERLIN, Aug 13 (Reuters) - For 31 years, Rene Seiptius had been counted among the thousands of people killed while t...

Berlin's 'Palace Of Tears' Reopens As Museum

Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel

The Berlin passport and customs office known during the Cold War as the “Palace of Tears” was reopened this week by Chancellor Angela Merkel as a ...

Cold War's End -- The Wall Comes Down

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.