Berlin then and now I have brought back to life some of my memories of Berlin in the mid 1960’s to compare with Berlin today Checkpoint Alpha On the autobahn Hanover - Berlin at the East German border the Allied crossing point at Helmstedt Checkpoint Bravo. On the autobahn entry to West Berlin at Dreilinden Allied crossing point into the American Sector - photographs not allowed (!) with the VOPOS - East German Secret Police following close behind. Checkpoint Charlie The most famous of them all the Allied crossing point from the American Sector into the Russian Sector at Friedrichstrasse The Brandenburg Gate cut off from the West by a wall - seen here from the West THE WALL Then and  now......... next