August 10, 2000

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Berlin, Germany
Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstraße, Oktober 1961

August 10, 2000 (#32) Total Trip Kilometers ~19,850
Berlin, Germany

"Checkpoint Charlie" is a relic of the cold war after the Berlin wall was torn down in Nov. 1989.  Berlin is historic, and some if its history is grim: our tour group visited the site of Hitler's bunker where, in the waning days of WWII, he & wife committed suicide.  The bunker has been filled-in and cannot be entered; an entrance way is circumscribed by stone, and forms a sandbox in which children play...!  Arnold