"Checkpoint Charlie" Checkpoint Charlie Tip by JUNLI

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin: 11 reviews and 11 photos


Favorite thing: The main gateway for foreigners between the two Berlins during the Cold War, this was the third Allied checkpoint and thus named 'Charlie' with reference to the third letter in the phonetic alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, dora ... ).

The old watchtower can be seen in my picture left with label 'US Army Checkpoint' above. The famous sign 'You are leaving the American Sector' is the remainders of that spooky chapter in German history.

No idea to the guy in the background picture there. He seems to be a Russian general as his Russian army uniform, but no idea who is he and why his picture is there?

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

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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