Checkpoint Charlie

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  • Address: Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany, 10969
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +49-30253725
  • Fax: +49-0302512075
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Educational Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

There are a few places which may not have a pretty monument or a beautiful landscape associated with them but become extremely significant due to the history attached to them. The site is special because it was the end of the American side of divided Germany and symbolizes the great separation.

The words “You are leaving the American Sector”, written in 4 different languages used to adorn this check post after the 2nd world war. The original check post no longer exists but has been replaced by the replica of the sign retaining the site’s great historic value. 

Checkpoint Charlie is one of the attractions in Berlin Itinerary 2 Days and Berlin Itinerary 3 Days. Must visit this awesome attraction.

  • The bus or subway is best the mode of transportation.
  • Military peaked caps can be brought from the shops here.
  • Parking facility is available at the corner of Zimmerstrasse, Charlottenstrasse and Friedrichstrasses.

  • Underground: Stadtmitte/Krausenstr (U) U6
  • Bus: Stadtmitte/Krausenstr (U) 147, 265

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  • Checkpoint Charlie Address: Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany, 10969
  • Checkpoint Charlie Contact Number: +49-30253725
  • Checkpoint Charlie Timing: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Checkpoint Charlie Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Checkpoint Charlie(preferred time): 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Checkpoint Charlie: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 65.65% of people who visit Berlin include Checkpoint Charlie in their plan

  • 29.28% of people start their Checkpoint Charlie visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Checkpoint Charlie

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

77.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Checkpoint Charlie

People normally club together East Side Gallery and Museum Island while planning their visit to Checkpoint Charlie.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • I did really enjoy here, the border of the East and the West Berlin for nearly 30 years! You can feel you are witnessing the history by reading the facts written on the wall and the "American" soldiers there who will stamp your passport for only 5 Euros. Highly recommend.

  • Checkpoint Charlie, it was the main entry point for visitors wanting to cross the infamous Iron Curtain to East Berlin during the division of the city. It was also the spot where, in 1961, US and Russian tanks literally lined up to face each other in what the world believed could be the start of another war. Built with its original “look” in mind, the attraction comes with border guards outside and a museum featuring tales of escapees plus a range of memorabilia and interesting exhibits.

  • This is a historical landmark as it is a well known spot in history. Today only the gate post remains in the middle the road. It is well maintained and makes for good photo opportunities. Close by is a museum with a piece of the Berlin wall that came down in 1990. It is worthwhile to visit and learn about the history.

  • Historical landmark. One should read the history of the Germany before visit these places. If you know what happened you feel like more what you have seen. Besides that nothing more than tourist trap. I prefer to city parks and back streets more than these tourist traps.

  • The actual check point is still a fully functioning street. It's worth taking pictures there. The check point Charlie museum is nearby and worth seeing. I didn't think the audio guide was worth it because there is plenty to read.

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