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Checkpoint Charlie
Berlin Top 10 in Can't Miss Attractions

134 Reviews
Military Site
Liked by 3
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.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Friedrichstrasse 43-45, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-2537250

What people are saying:

It is a must see in the East and West of Berlin during the Cold War and now this checkpoint is more of a tourist attraction to tell you what happened here in the past and to remember the history

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  • Gina L
    Gina L
    Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

    Must see!

    This is a definite must see when in Berlin especially if you have military family. The history of this area is real.

    Reviewed on /Date(1616153952000+0800)/
  • BernardBertram
    Aix-en-Provence, France

    Historic Landmark

    Historic place but no so atmospheric as it was when we first saw it in 1991. Also, where is that amazing Chinese restaurant that was on the corner, 1st floor?

    Reviewed on /Date(1606715462000+0800)/
  • Saqqajja
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom

    One of the must sights

    Just a hut in the middle of the road--but it must be the most famous shed in the world. Therefore worth a visit. There is an underground station a minute away. It is steeped in modern history and s...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604630515000+0800)/
  • 934krystynam

    Don't go changing my checkpoint

    Disclaimer - at no point was i asked for any formal checks to be made. Aside from this minor quibble, as Borat would say "very nice"

    Reviewed on /Date(1603404849000+0800)/
  • norfolk-worldwide

    A Historical must visit

    The actual kiosk in the middle of the road and the immediate surrounding signage serves only as a photo shoot opportunity. However the real interest can be found 25 metres away on the opposite corner ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603169059000+0800)/

Additional Information


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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