Checkpoint Charlie

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General Information

Checkpoint Charlie was a crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War in Germany. The checkpoint was a guard house that was used to filter cars and pedestrians crossing from either side of the wall. The checkpoint had a famous standoff on the location between Soviet and US tanks. Today, the original checkpoint is housed in a museum. On the street where it once stood is a replica, the street has been narrowed and resurfaced in a rejuvenation of the area.

Getting there

The replica guardhouse/hut that is used as a reference to the original stands on the Friedrichstraße, which is accessible by the U-Bahn line 6 to ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ or by the M29 bus to the same location.

Opening Times and Admission

The hut is visitable at all hours as it's situated in the middle of a street.

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Posted: 6 Nov 2018, 14:13





Shame that the original checkpoint is not on display on the road but it is a fair representation of the original checkpoint.

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