Just around the corner from the Brandenburg Gate (okay, so it was around the corner & a ways down the road) is Checkpoint Charlie! This was the only place that you could pass from the Russian side of Berlin into the American side of Berlin when the wall was up. Several people tried all sorts of ways to sneak past Checkpoint Charlie to escape Communism. Now, all that is there is this little military shack surrounded by sandbags.
There is a museum across the street & depicted the many ways people tried to escape. Next to that museum was a currywurst museum. The girls (except Lorien) took pictures with the Currywurst mascot. There's nothing like hugging a giant hot dog in the middle of the street. Ha ha ha.