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American Embassy

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The Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin
The US Embassy: bringing the
War on Terror to the heart of Berlin
Approaching the American Embassy from Unter den Linden, it's easy to get a feel for what Berlin was like in the days just after the Berlin Wall was created. The road is blocked by concrete barriers and barbed wire, while armed guards keep a watchful eye on anyone who approaches the border between US sovereign territory and the rest of the world. If there's a demonstration going on it's even more fun. Forget Checkpoint Charlie - this is the real thing.

The US Embassy with heavy police protection
During anti-war demo in 2003
Due to the embassy's "fortification", development of the surrounding buildings has been disrupted, and some (such as the one in the right on the photograph) give an impression of what the area was like during GDR times.

New Embassy Building

The new US (American) Embassy in Berlin, under construction
New embassy building
Currently the United States is constructing a new embassy on the site it occupied until the Second World War near to the Brandenburg Gate at the intersection of Behrenstraße and Ebertstraße designed by Californian architects Moore Ruble Yudell. Completion is scheduled for 2008.

Address and Access

Neustädtische Kirchstraße 4-5
(030) 2385 174
08:30 - 12:00

Romanian Embassy (0.1 km), Berlin Story (0.1 km), Friedrichstraße (Station) (0.2 km), Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann (0.2 km), Russian Embassy (0.3 km), Hungarian Embassy (0.3 km), Hugendubel (Friedrichstraße) (0.3 km), Brandenburger Tor (Station) (0.4 km), The British Embassy in Berlin (0.4 km)