"You are leaving the American sector."
Memorialized in film and print, Checkpoint Charlie is the most famous symbol of Cold War era Berlin.
Marking the border crossing between the American Sector (Kreuzberg) and East Berlin (Mitte), only allied personnel and foreign visitors could pass through the checkpoint.
Checkpoint Charlie was the most famous security point in the Berlin Wall, but for most of its life it was little more than a wooden shack and boom gates. Today a replica shed stands in the middle of Friedrichstraße.
While you’re here, drop into the Mauer Museum (Haus am Checkpoint Charlie) to learn about the history of Checkpoint Charlie, and the audacious and often tragic attempts made by East Berliners to escape from East to West.
Checkpoint Charlie is in Kreuzberg, south of the River Spree. The closest station is Kochstraße.
Tours & Tickets
See Berlin from an insider’s perspective on this half-day walking tour! With your expert local guide, see Berlin’s main attractions including the Berlin Wall, ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Purchase your ticket to Berlin’s TV Tower ahead of time and skip the line! See the city’s landmarks from a height of 666 feet and stay as long as you like, ... Read more
Spend a full day sightseeing around Berlin and Potsdam with your own private guide. First, visit top Berlin attractions such as the Berlin Wall, ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)