Throughout the city you will find pieces of the wall. In fact there are art books dedicated to the art work (graffiti) found on the many sections of the Berlin wall. Berlin is just now starting to protect the remaining walls because so many people have been removing pieces of the wall as souvenirs. We were told tourist who try to pick the wall for souvenirs are called Woodpeckers:) The German are starting to crack down on people taking pieces of the remaining wall sections. You can buy fragments of the wall but I thought they were a bit expensive.
|Segments of the wall can be found decorating the front of stores|
|Lots of up close picture opportunities found--this one is right outside Check Point Charlie Museum|
|Lots of information about the wall could be found throughout the city|
|Some of the graffiti on the wall is amazing. I took some video of some of the art as we drove past but it was a bit shaky to add here, I thought it would give you a headache to watch:)|
|We found a piece of the wall in its original place that divides East and West Berlin. Here we are walking on the West side of Berlin looking thru to East Side of Berlin.|
|Just down the street from the museum was the famous Check Point Charlie gate, a replica of which still remains.|
|I am not sure who owns this site but there was a man dressed in an uniform carrying an American flag, however my husband questioned the authenticity of the uniform. So we think this was just a show for the tourists|
|Original sign still found on the side walk|
We had another incredible experience of what it must have been like living here during the cold war.