Checkpoint Charlie is located at the junction of Friedrichstrasse and Zimmer Street. It is a testimony and symbol of the Cold War. From 1961 to 1990, it was the gateway between the Allied, non-German and diplomatic personnel between East and West. A famous warning sign "You are now leaving the American sector." is actually a replica, and the original of the warning sign is stored in the Charlie Checkpoint Museum next door.
Visit Charlie Checkpoint in Berlin! Feel the people's harm caused by the split of East Germany and West Germany at that time! Peaceful reunification is the foundation of national prosperity! Looking back on the war is always cloudy.
The Checkpoint Charlie is also an important site for tourists to learn about the Cold War. It stands on the side of West Berlin with signs showing pictures of soldiers of the Soviet Red Army and the United States Army. It says in English, Russian, French and German: "You are about to leave the occupied area of the United States". As time goes by, the checkpoints that confronted the East and the West are now flanked by McDonald's and KFC, and the streets are Starbucks. At the checkpoint, there were "actors" dressed in Soviet and American soldiers standing with great care, and from time to time tourists taking pictures with them. It was very pleasant and funny. However, for those of us who have also experienced that age, there is something mixed in our hearts. Berlin is a wall, and we are a river, as well as the 38 lines drawn on the map. They are all the same people, speak the same language, some even the same family, but live a different life, and have more tit-for-tat values for the world. How many people try to overcome this obstacle time and again in order to live the life they want. Some people achieve their wishes, while others pay the price of their lives for freedom.
Checkpoint Charlie is the most popular scenic spot in Berlin, which is the demarcation line between East Germany and West Germany during the Cold War. Now the sightseeing here is more meaningful than history. Tourists can take pictures with soldiers in US military uniforms and Soviet military uniforms. It is very popular.
It is also a must-see attraction in Berlin, where he witnessed the cold war. Today, some of the original features are retained for tourists to see. You can also take pictures with soldiers on guard. Next to it is a memorial hall. If you want to know more about history, you can pay to visit it. The tree on the street has a famous sign that says: you are now leaving the American sector
What shocked me most was that there were many people who lost their lives in order to get over this place! __________ Now surrounded by tall modern buildings, only a small section of the Berlin Wall remains. On the side facing West Berlin, there are four famous warning signs in English, Russian, French and German: You are now leaving the American sector. At present, what people see is a copy, which is kept in the adjacent Museum of Checkpoint Charlie.
Checkpoint Charlie is one of Berlin's must-see attractions. Located on Frederick Street, you can see a giant photograph of officers standing in the middle of the road. The officers on both sides are different. There are officers at Checkpoint Charlie posing as soldiers during the Cold War for tourists to take photos, but if you want to take pictures with soldiers, you need to pay extra.
During the cold war, there were many checkpoints around the Berlin Wall. One of them was the Charlie checkpoint on Friedrich Street, which was then the jurisdiction of the United States. Wearing military caps and taking photos with two "American soldiers" on guard charge 4 Euros, not wearing caps 3 Euros.
Next to it is a special courtyard. The introduction is very detailed. It lists the names of those who tried to cross the checkpoint and sneak off to West Berlin in those years. Most of the losers were losers, and the losers came to a terrible end. Successful people have one or two in a year. The soldier in Fig. 1 seems to have tried to escape to West Berlin with a comrade-in-arms when he was eighteen or nineteen years old. He was shot and fell on the border. The soldier in West Germany could not rescue him on his own initiative unless he succeeded in crossing the checkpoint and the soldier in East Germany could not go to the border to rescue him. It bled for more than an hour until it died. Finally, the body was taken back by East Germans. Now he has a huge picture to commemorate, after the reunification of East and West Germany, the two soldiers who shot him were sentenced. These are all tragedies. It's not easy to unify them.
A small white Pavilion in the middle of the road was indeed the most symbolic building of the whole Cold War period. The most famous photograph of the Berlin crisis was the US-Soviet tank confrontation. Today it is the busiest place in Berlin and one of the most concentrated areas for foreign tourists. In the name of Charlie's checkpoint, there is a cold war-themed museum next to the building.