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  • Address: Intersection of Friedrichstraße and Zimmerstraße, Berlin 10923, Germany
  • Admission: Free

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Checkpoint Charlie

"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.

Practical Info

Checkpoint Charlie is in Kreuzberg, south of the River Spree. The closest station is Kochstraße.

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Private Custom Berlin Sightseeing Tour in a Minivan: East and West Berlin, Berlin, null
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Private Custom Berlin Sightseeing Tour in a Minivan: East and West Berlin

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Enjoy a flexible sightseeing tour that includes all the main sights in the German capital. A minivan will be available all day and the tour will be customized ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Berlin 1- or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour: Berlin's Landmarks and Monuments, Berlin, ... 
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Berlin 1- or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour: Berlin's Landmarks and Monuments

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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate, Berlin, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate

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Berlin, known for its cultural landmarks and history, has evolved through the ages. Explore the political changes that have impacted the city, and discover how ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour Including Spree River Boat Cruise, Berlin, Historical & ... 
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Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour Including Spree River Boat Cruise

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Get around Berlin while seeing the sights with the purchase of a 1- or 2-day Berlin City Circle bus ticket. See Berlin's main sights like the Brandenburg Gate, ...  Read more

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Duration: Flexible

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Private Full-Day Custom Berlin and Potsdam Sightseeing Tour from Berlin, Berlin, Hop-on Hop-off ... 
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Private Full-Day Custom Berlin and Potsdam Sightseeing Tour from Berlin

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See Berlin's and Potsdam's sights that most appeal to you in a 7-hour private sightseeing tour with your own driver, who will customize the itinerary to best ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Private Custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car, Berlin, Custom Private Tours
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Private Custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car

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Enjoy a 3-hour city tour of Berlin with a private driver/guide who will pick you up from your hotel. See all the major highlights of the city and learn about ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Berlin Wall Bike Tour: Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, ... 
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Small-Group Berlin Wall Bike Tour: Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, Topography of Terror, Reichstag

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Enjoy a 4-hour bike tour along the former Berlin border including stops at the Berlin Wall documentation center, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie , ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Small Group Introductory Tour of Berlin Capital of Culture Tyranny and Tolerance, Berlin, Bike & ... 
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Small Group Introductory Tour of Berlin Capital of Culture Tyranny and Tolerance

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Embark on a 3-hour history tour with a scholar guide, that considers the 300 year evolution of Berlin from Prussia’s cultural capital, to the bustling ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Berlin City Highlights Tour by Night, Berlin, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Berlin City Highlights Tour by Night

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Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $129.21
Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History, Berlin, Night Tours
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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

Enjoy a 4-hour private walking tour in Berlin and discover the German capital with a personal guide. Since its founding in the 13th century, Berlin has been ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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