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Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin: 170 reviews and 290 photos


I had always thought of Checkpoint Charlie as a bridge, in the darkness, fog rolling in, sinister men wearing trench coats with their hats pulled down over their eyes, secretly wearing Superman underwear... but in reality, when one visits the left over reconstructed building and read through the informative displays, taken in context of the surrounding buildings, the mystic is removed. It seemed almost sterile, except for the emotional stories of those that lost their life attempting to get to the other side. There is a museum in a building next to the Checkpoint, however, I did not check it out.

Address: Friedrichstraße, Corner Kochstraße
Directions: U-Bahn: Kochstrasse
Phone: (030) 25 37 25-0
Website: http://www.mauer-museum.com

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 1, 2011
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