Checkpoint Charlie was one of the hotbeds of the cold war. What sparked the 1961 tank stand-off between the Soviets and the Americans. And why doesn't the former border crossing live up to its historical expectations today.
Thanks to Caroline Marburger. Other voices by Georgia, Chris, Susan, Xavier and Rick.
More information about the history of Checkpoint Charlie at www.berlinology.org
Music by Mark Schilders, Denis Wouters and Svetnik. Image by Walrus