YOU ARE NOW LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR reads the sign at Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point that split East and West Germany during the Cold War. Just next door is the museum, which chronicles the political and historical milestones of the once divided city.
Performances are refreshingly witty in this unconventional theater inspired by immigrants and their stories. Strongly recommended: Israeli director Yael Ronen’s shows, all of which are subtitled in English.
Until 2006, the Amerika Haus in Charlottenburg served as a cultural information center for the US in Berlin. Today, it houses one of the best private exhibition spaces for photography in the city. Annie Leibovitz, Anton Corbijn, and Nan Goldin have all shown here.
An out-of-the-way automotive museum in the Moabit district packed with vintage Porsches, Jags, Benzes, Maseratis, and Mustangs. Their priciest stuff is encased behind glass, but most of the rarities are just parked on the main floor.