"CHECKPOINT CHARLIEAt..." Checkpoint Charlie Tip by SirRichard

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin: 11 reviews and 11 photos


Favorite thing: <BR><font color=red><font size=+1>CHECKPOINT CHARLIE</font></font><BR>
At FriederichStrasse 200 you have a date with History. This border point between the several parts of the city has been the classical <font color=red>spy-exchanging point</font> for many years, but now is just another tourist highlight. Interesting Museum just round the corner.<BR>
The main function of the checkpoint was to register and inform members of the Western Military Forces before entering East Berlin. Foreign tourists were also informed but not checked in the West. The German authorities in West and East Berlin were not allowed to check any members of the Allied Military Forces in Berlin and in Germany. Checkpoint Charlie was removed on June 22, 1990. The former Allied guardhouses are now located in the Allied Museum. A copy of the American guardhouse was erected on the original place on August 13, 2000 (see photo).

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

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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