My most vivid memory of Berlin was looking at the dates on the crosses on the West side of where the wall had been, in memory of those who had tried to cross into the West. Some of them died just months before the Berlin Wall came down. I guess those people who gave their lives for freedom trying to cross over truly had no hope that their land would ever be free.
What many people forget when they are in Berlin is searching one of the famous Trabant cars. They aren't anymore on the streets, but surely have a place in the Berlin history. When the Berlin Wall was pulled down, it also meant the end of Trabant. Legendary cars!
This guard tower sits in a pleasant open green space now, what was once No Man's Land. It's located on Schlesische Strasse at the border of Kreuzberg and Treptow.
Amazing when a city in a particular country has signs telling you that you have left another country's section of that city.