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Checkpoint Charlie

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About this place
One best known border-crossing of Cold War days. The spot remains a must see sight, even accounting for the fact that there is little left to recall the atmosphere of pre-1989 days. The site functioned from 1961-90 as the main entry/departing point for diplomats, journalists and non-German visitors.
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Kent
Kent
October 12, 2019
At the intersection of Zimmerstraße and Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie is still an impressive reminder of Germany's most famous former border crossing and the time of the Cold War. Today the wall has disappeared and the watchtowers and barriers of the former military checkpoint have been…
Henrik
Henrik
October 10, 2019
Famous former border crossing between East and West Berlin with white control house and borderline.
Clara
Clara
September 19, 2019
Checkpoint Charlie, along with Glienicker Brücke (Glienicke Bridge) was the best known border crossing during the Cold War. The sign, which became a symbol of the division of Cold War Berlin and read like a dire warning to those about to venture beyond the Wall – "YOU ARE LEAVING THE AMERICAN…
Vinit
Vinit
May 20, 2019
It is so central to the self-styled bike tour. Lots of history here.
Eliza
Eliza
February 18, 2019
This famous historical sight is just 20mins away by foot. Visit the museums and amusement features on sight and have lunch in some of Kreuzberg's most famous restaurants. You could also visit its notorious bars later in the night. Enjoy! Nearby sights are the Topography of Terror and the Jewish…

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Location
43-45 Friedrichstraße
Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin 10117
Websiteberlin.de
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