History In The Former American Sector
After the German capitulation that ended WWII in Europe, the Allies split Berlin into the American, British, French, and Soviet sectors. For the next 50 years, the occupying powers played vital roles in rebuilding Berlin society. The Allied Museum, located in the heart of the former American sector, explores the military history and political roles the western powers played, starting from the immediate postwar years and the Berlin Airlift, continuing into the Cold War, and culminating in the Allies’ withdrawal in 1994. Much of the museum is housed in the Outpost Theater, a 1920s-style cinema commissioned for the US Army. Outside, the open-air exhibition features aircraft used by the British and American military during the Berlin Airlift, as well as the original Checkpoint Charlie guardhouse. Clayallee 135. T: 030.8181990. www. alliiertenmuseum.de.