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Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin: 171 reviews and 291 photos


A symbol of the Cold War, Checkpoint Charlie was the main gateway for Allies, other non-Germans and diplomats between the two Berlins from 1961 to 1990. It was here when US and Soviet tanks faced off in October 1961, bringing the world to the brink of WWIII.
To commemorate the spot, Checkpoint Charlie has been partially reconstructed. There is a US Army guardhouse(the original is in the Alliierten Museum)and a copy of the famous sign warning 'You are now leaving the American sector' in english, german, french and russian. Also here are huge photos of an american soldier looking east and a russian soldier looking west.

Address: Friedrichstraße, Corner Kochstraße
Directions: Public transport:
Underground line 6, Kochstraße
Underground line 2 Stadtmitte
Bus 129

Phone: (030) 25 37 25-0
Website: http://www.mauer-museum.com

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  • Updated Oct 18, 2005
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