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Checkpoint Charlie

4.2/5128 Reviews

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The Checkpoint Charlie is open all day and the Checkpoint Museum is open daily from 9:00 to 22:00, including holidays such as Christmas, Easter, and other public holidays.

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Friedrichstrasse 43-45, 10117 Berlin
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About Checkpoint Charlie

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.

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  • juki235
    5.0

    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.

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  • 红绿蓝白
    5.0

    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

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  • forgettime
    5.0

    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.

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    Reviewed on 1506267512000
  • WJ小居居
    5.0

    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.

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    Reviewed on 1510755838000
  • GNHSIEH
    5.0

    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.

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    Reviewed on 1501331292000
  • 麦兜小胖子
    5.0

    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.

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  • 罗马情人1980
    5.0

    Major is an important landmark building in a period of history. Just walk around and look around. Museums are not really suitable for friends who are not good at foreign languages. You can look up historical materials to find out the stories.

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    Reviewed on 1495937911000
  • E24****958
    5.0

    It's a good place. There are people in military uniform on this street. You can take pictures with them. It's also a very important point for them during the cold war. You can also take a look at it.

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    Reviewed on 1504097948000
  • 我带爸爸看世界
    5.0

    It used to be a U.S. military checkpoint in Berlin, checking people between East and West Berlin. Checkpoints are now more often used as a tourist attraction for people wearing U.S. soldiers'clothes to knock on transit stamps for visitors, but they are also charged.

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  • 一米q
    5.0

    Charlie checkpoint, in the middle of the road. It was once the boundary between East and West Berlin. It was the epitome of eight checkpoints in and out of two countries in the city. It was partially rebuilt and retained after the Cold War. It was mainly a US military station and a warning sign in four languages: English, Russian, French and German. Once a cold and selfless border checkpoint, it has become a tourist attraction, with people dressed in U.S. or Soviet uniforms soliciting photographs of tourists.

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