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Berlin Wall

Section 19: From Potsdamer Platz to the former Checkpoint Charlie (Edition 2001-2003)


Hinterland Wall on Stresemannstraße - Click to enlarge picture (50 K) Border troop photograph along Stresemannstraße, Winter 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (41 K) Watchtower of the BT 11 type, moved from its original position by a few meters - Click to enlarge picture (26 K) Floodlights of the perimeter defences south-east of Leipziger Platz - Click to enlarge picture (27 K) Border troop photograph along Niederkirchner Straße, Winter 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (41 K)
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Border Wall of the fourth generation at the Niederkirchner Straße - Click to enlarge picture (39 K) Border Wall in Niederkirchner Straße - Click to enlarge picture (40 K) Red and white railing marking the restricted area north of Zimmerstraße - Click to enlarge picture (67 K) Whitewashed wall area, lamp and window grills of the perimeter defences - Click to enlarge picture (55 K) Border troop photograph of Zimmerstraße looking east, Winter 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (58 K)
Aerial view of  Checkpoint Charlie, 1989 - Click to enlarge picture (38 K) Border troop photograph of Zimmerstraße looking towards Checkpoint Charlie, Winter 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (56 K) Reconstructed US Army guardhouse at Checkpoint Charlie - Click to enlarge picture (59 K)
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Border troop photograph of Friedrichstraße looking from Checkpoint Charlie towards the district Kreuzberg (West Berlin), Winter 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (53 K) 'Friendward' perimeter defence of the border crossing station - Click to enlarge picture (49 K) Part of the hinterland Wall at Friedrichstraße - Click to enlarge picture (24 K)
In this section, which extends from Potsdamer Platz to Checkpoint Charlie, the former course of the border can only be imagined to a limited degree, despite lengthy stretches of Wall. Some traces of the border fortifications remain along Zimmerstraße. The reconstruction of an American guardhouse created as a tourist attraction dominates Checkpoint Charlie.