Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie gets McDonald’s

Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie gets McDonald’s

US fast food chain McDonald's said Tuesday it planned to open a new outlet at Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie, completing the landmark's 20-year transformation from Cold War front line to money-making tourist hotspot.

Berlin Wall checkpoint up for auction on eBay

Berlin Wall checkpoint up for auction on eBay

Leipzig marks Monday Demo anniversary

Leipzig marks Monday Demo anniversary

East happier than West with reunification

East happier than West with reunification

Bisky dies: East German defender in tough times

Bisky dies: East German defender in tough times

Did Springsteen’s 1988 Berlin gig rock the Wall?

Did Springsteen’s 1988 Berlin gig rock the Wall?

Stasi victims share memories on stage

Stasi victims share memories on stage

Fascists claim ‘We are the people’ slogan

Fascists claim ‘We are the people’ slogan

Deserting the wrong way: Why soldiers went East

Deserting the wrong way: Why soldiers went East

Post-Wall children more likely to be criminals

Post-Wall children more likely to be criminals

The world-changing history of the Berlin Wall

The world-changing history of the Berlin Wall

Tatters of Kohl family life return to public spotlight

Tatters of Kohl family life return to public spotlight

Nostalgia stokes demand for East German brands

Nostalgia stokes demand for East German brands

Berlin Wall to get ‘West Side Gallery’

Berlin Wall to get ‘West Side Gallery’

East German propaganda art gathers dust

East German propaganda art gathers dust

Secret files: Communist Honecker cheated on wife

Secret files: Communist Honecker cheated on wife

Renowned East German author Christa Wolf dies

Renowned East German author Christa Wolf dies

Village remembers Iron Curtain coming down

Village remembers Iron Curtain coming down

‘I don’t think people expected the Wall would last 30 years’

‘I don’t think people expected the Wall would last 30 years’

Berlin tries to preserve remaining traces of the Wall

Berlin tries to preserve remaining traces of the Wall

Unseen eastern side of the Berlin Wall revealed

Unseen eastern side of the Berlin Wall revealed

Refugees airing East Germany’s dirty laundry

Refugees airing East Germany’s dirty laundry

Eastern workers still lag badly on wages

Eastern workers still lag badly on wages

East Side Gallery artists sue over Berlin Wall restoration

East Side Gallery artists sue over Berlin Wall restoration

Jahn determined to remove ex-Stasi workers from files authority

Jahn determined to remove ex-Stasi workers from files authority

Germany’s imperfectly balanced reunification

Germany’s imperfectly balanced reunification

Giant seesaw to honour German reunification

Giant seesaw to honour German reunification

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

Last East German patent expires

Last East German patent expires

US Senate candidate lauds deadly East German border control

US Senate candidate lauds deadly East German border control

Helmut Kohl a favourite for Nobel Peace Prize

Helmut Kohl a favourite for Nobel Peace Prize

Secret Bundesbank bunker opens to public

Secret Bundesbank bunker opens to public

German President Wulff honours 20th Unity Day

German President Wulff honours 20th Unity Day

Germany marks 20 years of reunification

Germany marks 20 years of reunification

‘Unity Chancellor’ Kohl makes rare speech

‘Unity Chancellor’ Kohl makes rare speech

Left-wing violence feared for Unity Day

Left-wing violence feared for Unity Day

Photos show the Inner German border, then and now

Photos show the Inner German border, then and now

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

Popular new TV drama dubbed East German ‘Dallas’

Popular new TV drama dubbed East German ‘Dallas’

Video game simulates East German border terror

Video game simulates East German border terror

Merkel still hoards after East German upbringing, she says

Merkel still hoards after East German upbringing, she says

Reunification ‘solidarity tax’ stays for now, high court rules

Reunification ‘solidarity tax’ stays for now, high court rules

Germany lauds economic ‘miracle’ of reunification

Germany lauds economic ‘miracle’ of reunification

Consumers in west still ignore eastern German brands

Consumers in west still ignore eastern German brands

Cold War ‘Checkpoint Bravo’ up for sale

Cold War ‘Checkpoint Bravo’ up for sale

Ex-official: East German teen athletes doped

Ex-official: East German teen athletes doped

East German opposition figure Bohley dies

East German opposition figure Bohley dies

Germany marks 20 years since reunification treaty

Germany marks 20 years since reunification treaty

East closes gaps 20 years after reunification

East closes gaps 20 years after reunification

Berliners flocking to death strip karaoke

Berliners flocking to death strip karaoke

Court rules against ‘Ossi’ discrimination case

Court rules against ‘Ossi’ discrimination case

The giant of German politics celebrates 80th

The giant of German politics celebrates 80th

Millions smuggled out of East Berlin in 1990s to be returned

Millions smuggled out of East Berlin in 1990s to be returned

File reveals West Berlin locksmith copied police keys for Stasi

File reveals West Berlin locksmith copied police keys for Stasi

South Korea seeks Germany’s advice on reunification

South Korea seeks Germany’s advice on reunification

Walking the Berlin Wall then and now

Walking the Berlin Wall then and now

The Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate

Friedrichstrasse Station

Friedrichstrasse Station

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie

Germany celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall

Germany celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall

Trading magic for the beauty of being ordinary

Trading magic for the beauty of being ordinary

The man who opened the Berlin Wall

The man who opened the Berlin Wall

Ex-GDR officials gripe of persecution 20 years on

Ex-GDR officials gripe of persecution 20 years on

As the Wall fell: ‘We were looking for cracks in the façade’

As the Wall fell: ‘We were looking for cracks in the façade’

Clinton to attend Wall anniversary ceremonies

Clinton to attend Wall anniversary ceremonies

East German victims lament lack of justice

East German victims lament lack of justice

Taking her first gasp during East Germany’s last

Taking her first gasp during East Germany’s last

Germans still divided despite backing reunification

Germans still divided despite backing reunification

Berlin Wall rebuilt in Los Angeles

Berlin Wall rebuilt in Los Angeles

Kohl, Bush and Gorby meet ahead of Wall anniversary

Kohl, Bush and Gorby meet ahead of Wall anniversary

China blocks Berlin Wall anniversary Twitter site

China blocks Berlin Wall anniversary Twitter site

U2 to mark Wall anniversary with free concert in Berlin

U2 to mark Wall anniversary with free concert in Berlin

Clinton uses Wall fête to speak against extremism

Clinton uses Wall fête to speak against extremism

Former prisoner to re-enact Stasi jail time

Former prisoner to re-enact Stasi jail time

Chipping away at Berlin Wall souvenir myths

Chipping away at Berlin Wall souvenir myths

The beginning of the end of East Germany

The beginning of the end of East Germany

East Germans nostalgic for sex as it was before the Wall fell

East Germans nostalgic for sex as it was before the Wall fell

Glienicke Bridge

Glienicke Bridge

Products from former East Germany dazzle in quality test

Products from former East Germany dazzle in quality test

Bornholmer Strasse Checkpoint

Bornholmer Strasse Checkpoint

‘A panicked border guard using his gun was our biggest worry’

‘A panicked border guard using his gun was our biggest worry’

Train retraces East German route to freedom

Train retraces East German route to freedom

‘The way it went for us in 1989 is not the way it always goes’

‘The way it went for us in 1989 is not the way it always goes’

Every eighth German wants the Wall back

Every eighth German wants the Wall back

Wall anniversary celebrations kick off

Wall anniversary celebrations kick off

Putin feels ‘nostalgia’ for East Germany

Putin feels ‘nostalgia’ for East Germany

Merkel opted for sauna and beer as Wall fell

Merkel opted for sauna and beer as Wall fell

Last East German leader still a convinced socialist

Last East German leader still a convinced socialist

Former East German nudists still letting it all hang out

Former East German nudists still letting it all hang out

A day in the life of East Germany

A day in the life of East Germany

Deutsche Bahn offers €20-ticket for Wall fall anniversary

Deutsche Bahn offers €20-ticket for Wall fall anniversary

The lonely American: speaking with a US defector to East Germany

The lonely American: speaking with a US defector to East Germany

Eastern German economy grows faster than expected

Eastern German economy grows faster than expected

Former Stasi prisoner goes back to jail for art

Former Stasi prisoner goes back to jail for art

‘Book reverend’ saves a million scrapped East German books

‘Book reverend’ saves a million scrapped East German books

Workers restoring watchtower to stretch of Berlin Wall

Workers restoring watchtower to stretch of Berlin Wall

East German sports doping victim speaks out after sex change

East German sports doping victim speaks out after sex change

Nature reclaims German Cold War death strip

Nature reclaims German Cold War death strip

Bush senior to meet Kohl and Gorby in Berlin

Bush senior to meet Kohl and Gorby in Berlin

Website offers unprecedented glimpse at Berlin Wall

Website offers unprecedented glimpse at Berlin Wall

Historians dispute key facts in Köhler’s Leipzig speech

Historians dispute key facts in Köhler’s Leipzig speech

Giants rekindle the magic of German reunification

Giants rekindle the magic of German reunification

Berlin’s TV tower turns 40

Berlin’s TV tower turns 40

Former East German jewel faces ghost town future

Former East German jewel faces ghost town future

Meet the man who brought down the Berlin Wall

Meet the man who brought down the Berlin Wall

UK documents expose Thatcher’s virulent opposition to reunification

UK documents expose Thatcher’s virulent opposition to reunification

‘Dad, if you keep driving this fast, we will be the first!’

‘Dad, if you keep driving this fast, we will be the first!’

‘World’s longest TV show’ features a day in Berlin life after the Wall

‘World’s longest TV show’ features a day in Berlin life after the Wall

Vietnamese reporter sacked over Berlin Wall blog post

Vietnamese reporter sacked over Berlin Wall blog post

Escaping in Berlin

Escaping in Berlin

Showing Germany’s personal road to reunification

Showing Germany’s personal road to reunification

East German town campaigns for 1989 revolution monument

East German town campaigns for 1989 revolution monument

Merkel marks East German dash for freedom

Merkel marks East German dash for freedom

Town in Lower Saxony pines for the Iron Curtain

Town in Lower Saxony pines for the Iron Curtain

Althaus moots end to ‘Soli’ tax for East German reconstruction

Althaus moots end to ‘Soli’ tax for East German reconstruction

East German Trabant revs up for comeback

East German Trabant revs up for comeback

Tragic Berlin Wall tunnel heroes honoured

Tragic Berlin Wall tunnel heroes honoured

Economy drives East Germans to join army

Economy drives East Germans to join army

Easterners unhappy with reunification

Easterners unhappy with reunification

Bauhaus boss warns east German architecture endangered

Bauhaus boss warns east German architecture endangered

‘City of losers’ makes a comeback from communist past

‘City of losers’ makes a comeback from communist past

East-west divide between Germans remains strong

East-west divide between Germans remains strong

Körting says Stasi checks not needed in Berlin

Körting says Stasi checks not needed in Berlin

Municipal posts rife with 17,000 former Stasi workers

Municipal posts rife with 17,000 former Stasi workers

Eastern women surviving the crisis best

Eastern women surviving the crisis best

Former East Germans miss failed communist dictatorship

Former East Germans miss failed communist dictatorship

East German economy decades from catching up with west

East German economy decades from catching up with west

Artists repaint East Side Gallery along Berlin Wall

Artists repaint East Side Gallery along Berlin Wall

Trabis and Wartburgs become rare on German roads

Trabis and Wartburgs become rare on German roads

Designer puts the Berlin Wall on the catwalk

Designer puts the Berlin Wall on the catwalk

East Germany weathers crisis better than west

East Germany weathers crisis better than west

Magazine says Kurras reported Stasi defectors to East Germany

Magazine says Kurras reported Stasi defectors to East Germany

Merkel honours Polish freedom struggle and Tiananmen victims

Merkel honours Polish freedom struggle and Tiananmen victims

Stasi files still revealing secrets 20 years on

Stasi files still revealing secrets 20 years on

The German year

The German year

One-fifth of Easterners threatened by poverty

One-fifth of Easterners threatened by poverty

Berlin exhibition brings East Germany alive for kids

Berlin exhibition brings East Germany alive for kids

Weakened Helmut Kohl appears in public after operation

Weakened Helmut Kohl appears in public after operation

Merkel thanks Eastern Europe for helping break the Iron Curtain

Merkel thanks Eastern Europe for helping break the Iron Curtain

Köhler: East Germans deserve more respect

Köhler: East Germans deserve more respect

Overcoming Berlin’s monumental wall

Overcoming Berlin’s monumental wall

Over There: When reunification doesn’t bring reconciliation

Over There: When reunification doesn’t bring reconciliation

Filmmakers scrutinise Germany 20 years after the fall of the Wall

Filmmakers scrutinise Germany 20 years after the fall of the Wall

Berlin’s ‘Material’ witness

Berlin’s ‘Material’ witness

Two Harz beat as one

Two Harz beat as one

Merkel praises work of Stasi archive

Merkel praises work of Stasi archive

Steinmeier calls for memorial to German unity in Leipzig

Steinmeier calls for memorial to German unity in Leipzig

Germans disappointed by reunification

Germans disappointed by reunification

State premier Böhmer warns against East German nostalgia

State premier Böhmer warns against East German nostalgia

Merkel pledges aid to depressed west

Merkel pledges aid to depressed west