Things to do in Berlin
This gate was built during the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm II as a symbol of peace, but became a symbol of East/West division and a locked door in the Berlin Wall.
The infamous border crossing point in the wall that divided West and East Berlin has now become a shrine to the wall's memory. Between 1961 and 1990, Checkpoint Charlie was the only crossing point between East and West Berlin.
Housed in a train station, the historic Hamburger Bahnhof was built in 1846, but has been restored and reopened. This art gallery is filled with works by the likes of Andy Warhol, Josephy Beuys and Roy Lichtenstein.
The remains of the infamous Berlin Wall have now become the largest open-air art gallery in the world. The longest section of the wall, which has been preserved, stretches from Ostbahnhof station to the Oberbaumbrucke, and has been given over to graffiti artists from around the world. We recommend you visit during your free time.