His­tory In The For­mer Amer­i­can Sec­tor

Where Berlin - - SIGHTSEEING -

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.

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