Checkpoint Charlie

berlin, germany


Checkpoint Charlie

berlin, germany

Famous for: Museums, War Museums, History and Culture
Checkpoint Charlie was a former crossing point between East and West Berlin created during cold war. After reunification of Germany, Checkpoint Charlie evolved into a tourist attraction, with two officials guarding the post. There is a nearby cafe where you can grab some food while enjoying the energy around Checkpoint Charlie.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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09:00 - 22:00 Everyday
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account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: € 14.5
info Tips: To avoid crowd visit between between 7 am - 9 am and 5 pm - 8 pm | Entry is free if you have a Berlin Pass and the Berlin Welcome Card.

Checkpoint Charlie was the name given to the crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. The sign displaying – "YOU ARE LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR" – in English, Russian, French and German, is the highlight of this attraction.

Checkpoint Charlie is located at the junction of Friedrichstraße with Zimmerstraße and Mauerstraße. An open air exhibition on the corner of Schützenstraße and Zimmerstraße tells the story of those that failed and those that succeeded in escaping East Berlin through this checkpoint.

Attractions near Checkpoint Charlie:

  • Mauer Museum - Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
  • Cold War BlackBox
  • Asisi Panorama Berlin
  • The Wall
  • Trabi Museum and Trabi World

Note: Admission is free if you have a Berlin Pass and the Berlin Welcome Card.

How to Reach

Underground: U Kochstr./Checkpoint Charlie-U6

U Kochstr./Checkpoint Charlie - M29, N6
U Stadtmitte/Krausenstr - 265
Berlin, Charlottenstr - M29


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43-45 Friedrichstraße Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Berlin Berlin Germany 10117
City center: Mitte
Nearest airport: Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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