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Checkpoint Charlie

Historic Site
Kreuzberg, Berlin
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  • LocalGuddy
    "West Berlin during the Cold War"(9 Tips)
    Göran N.
    "I really left the #American #sector at #Checkpoint #Charlie in #Berlin. Yeah, I..."(6 Tips)
    DC
    "You can get fake east berlin stamps for €1 at east side gallery."(6 Tips)
    Sarah
    "Get your passport stamped or a photo with them."(15 Tips)
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  • Matthias
    Matthias2 weeks ago
    I actually took Checkpoint Charlie off my personal "things to show visitors"-list because it is completely unspectacular. Partially probably due to my lack of interest in history but well... 🙄
  • Brian S.
    Brian Strauss2 weeks ago
    You can almost still feel the tension... "Papers please!"
  • Zach S.
    Zach Stockwell2 weeks ago
    Tacky at best.
  • Christopher W.
    It's touristy, but that's part of the point of how much things have changed. The museum next door is a little chaotic but fascinating and worth a visit
  • Katie Z.
    Katie Zechar3 weeks ago
    Fun to go at least once. Ignore the fact that the reenactors' uniform wouldn't pass inspection on a good day :p
  • Abdulrahman A.
    The surrounding all amazing
  • Fernando M.
    Very touristic. Anyways is a must. Do not enter to the museum. Take a photo and keep rolling
  • Julie A.
    Julie AvraJune 23
    Just SO touristy. Not a space for learning.
  • Oriane B.
    Berlin wall
  • prince of A.
    There is not much to see, you visit just to say that you've been there. The panels on the wall are interesting and some of the souvenir shops too.
  • johnlemon
    johnlemonJune 6
    It's offputting to see actors doing poses for pictures, the spot loses its point as a reminder of the not so old times.
  • Martin J.
    Historical ground!
  • Manu V.
    Manu VethMay 23
    A bit of a tourist trap but a must see nonetheless
  • wero ż.
    Dissapointing place where people are taking selfies with guys wearing army clothes. Sad to watch
  • marka b.
    marka b.April 21
    historical place.
  • Ewan A.
    This district is charged of history. You could visit the museum, take a pic to the checkpoint with guards and have a drink very close afterwards.
  • LocalGuddy
    LocalGuddyMarch 21
    Checkpoint Charlie is the crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947 - 1991) It is a must see place if you are interested in history of Berlin. Read more
  • Cmr
    CmrMarch 5
    Overrated, tourist trap
  • liberalia .
    Rohadt Honecker.
  • Wally N.
    Wally NestaFebruary 27
    Stupid tourist trap, better visit Berlin Wall Memorial on the Bernauer str. Its free!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberFebruary 25
    Walk along the east side to read the history of the wall.
  • Hanneke F.
    Hanneke FialkaFebruary 25
    History is made very visible here.
  • Mindy W.
    Mindy WalterFebruary 11
    Always a lot of people
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinFebruary 5
    Give it a look if you are close by and laugh at the people getting photos with the guards.
  • Lucky
    LuckyJanuary 27
    nothing special... check-out the museums around here to get your history fix...
  • Samuel W.
    Samuel WinderöJanuary 14
    I went there saw it and left. It would be wrong not to visit this check point, but it was a bit to commercial for my taste. Did not even take a photo with the fake American soldiers.
  • Beste G.
    Beste GÜLÇÜRJanuary 14
    It is a crossing point between east and West Berlin. Actually I don't like the things that remind sad memories and history. Maybe this is the reason why I don't like Berlin very much.
  • Lena Z.
    Lena ZJanuary 9
    Cool........!
  • Philip H.
    Philip HeJanuary 2
    Very detailed exhibition about the wall and many others. Worth a two hour visit.
  • mizz l.
    mizz linDecember 31, 2016
    You have to pay 3 euros for a photo or the boys might yell at ya . Mc D's toilet charges 0.50 euros to use the loo. Souvenier shop has a wall sticker of the original post. Worth a look
  • Dimitry L.
    Dimitry LeonovDecember 26, 2016
    Crowds of tourists are everywhere. Nothing to see here.
  • Ulas K.
    Ulas KandemirDecember 16, 2016
    Just a touristic mass , souvenir shops all around , soldier costumed guys waiting time loss ...🎭
  • Daz C.
    Daz ClarkDecember 16, 2016
    Read the placards dotted around
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneNovember 30, 2016
    Basically a very seductive tourist trap.
  • Alper A.
    Alper ArslanalpNovember 20, 2016
    Spy of the bridge
  • Chepe C.
    Chepe CentroOctober 28, 2016
    Not really much to see here...
  • Mikey B.
    Mikey Boltz-RobinsonSeptember 28, 2016
    Don't do the audio tour.
  • Sadaf T.
    Sadaf TabatabaeiSeptember 21, 2016
    Good place for photography
  • Dazia P.
    Dazia PinedaSeptember 6, 2016
    2 euro for a photo "sesion"
  • Kate
    KateAugust 27, 2016
    Everything
  • Krasi F.
    Krasi Ferrer RocaAugust 22, 2016
    4€ for each picture. This should be illegal.
  • Stephen .
    Good to see one of the main boarders between the east and west and read about the history.
  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJuly 29, 2016
    Nasty tourist trap. There is nothing funny with tragedy of german people, they should just leave the checkpoint as it is, not organize performance with guards and so on. Disgusting.
    Upvoted May 29
  • Roman L.
    Roman LackoJuly 26, 2016
    Famous historical site, former border crossing between East and West Berlin. A piece of very sad period of our history.
  • Mohamed H.
    Mohamed HishamJuly 10, 2016
    It does worth the visit, enjoy taking pictures of the soldiers 😊
  • Wednesday_ 7.
    Wednesday_ 7423June 17, 2016
    the place was full of memory in history 😥
  • Murat
    MuratJune 15, 2016
    Very historic, cultural and a must see touristic attraction.
  • Ugur Kagan D.
    An historic spot..
  • i.am. a.
    i.am. a.m.e.May 19, 2016
    Tourist spot. Uninteresting.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekMay 15, 2016
    Look at the sign you saw in your history textbook. Maybe take a photo. Then go to a neighbourhood that isn't so boring.
  • Zara K.
    Zara KhanMay 13, 2016
    OVER friendly guards :/
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FreytagMay 5, 2016
    Very touristy but worth a stop!
  • Nur Ö.
    Nur ÖzbolatApril 25, 2016
    You should have been here
  • $ €.
    $ €vanApril 11, 2016
    Historic site in Berlin
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas HallMarch 30, 2016
    A must if it's you're first time in Berlin. Historic significance is just too important.
  • Ceren S.
    Ceren SarıkayaMarch 29, 2016
    Give it a miss, the most unnecessary tourist attraction i've ever been.
  • Emre K.
    Emre KMarch 21, 2016
    Monument for Cold War
  • Victoria
    VictoriaMarch 20, 2016
    The exhibition is huge and comprehensive, however sometimes off-topic. Plus translations into English and Russian are faulty and inconsistent. Worth visiting to realize the tragedy of the wall
  • Martin M.
    Martin MitchellMarch 13, 2016
    Not much to it to be honest, there are better historical sites to visit!
  • Engelina
    EngelinaMarch 13, 2016
    No longer authentic, very touristy, which is a shame
  • Tomáš M.
    Tomáš MinarikMarch 7, 2016
    History was made here
  • Helen G.
    Helen GiddensFebruary 22, 2016
    Do not get your passport stamped... Your passport will become invalid!!!
  • carol b.
    carol bragaFebruary 3, 2016
    Standard tourist spot - must see
  • Shaileshwori S.
    Shaileshwori SharmaJanuary 30, 2016
    The preserving of history is always great but found the two guards over friendly with tourists. It's good for a quick walk through. Tip: save more time & energy for the museum which closes by 5 pm.
    Upvoted Jun 10
  • Darleny L.
    Darleny LopezJanuary 15, 2016
    Lovely historic site, you must go to the museum, so much history behind that check point. Don't miss it!
  • Yassi A.
    Yassi A.January 14, 2016
    Great place ;-)
  • Kristian
    KristianJanuary 13, 2016
    cold war historic spot.
  • Ali N.
    Ali NzmJanuary 7, 2016
    This is funny place!
  • Hrvoje S.
    Hrvoje ShodanJanuary 4, 2016
    A great historical place!
  • Claudia R.
    Claudia RahanmetanDecember 26, 2015
    Of course any tourist should have stopped by to see this checkpoint.
  • Alexey K.
    Alexey KuryavskyDecember 26, 2015
    You just feel inside that pain
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornDecember 25, 2015
    Not a lot to see, but should walk by because it is so famous.
  • Mathilde
    MathildeDecember 15, 2015
    Classic place to go. The museum is great but quiet long!
  • Katie 2.
    Katie 21rDecember 11, 2015
    Stamp your passport and take pictures of the american soviet board guards!
  • Alpgiray U.
    Alpgiray UğurluNovember 22, 2015
    It is ok but not urgent
  • thpsycho
    thpsychoNovember 17, 2015
    Get to glimpse a bit of history in action.
  • Shaun O.
    Shaun O'DellNovember 2, 2015
    Historic and fascinating, a poignant reminder of the Cold War and the human misery it caused.
  • Owen
    OwenNovember 2, 2015
    Always very busy
  • Aline B.
    Aline BrandãoOctober 16, 2015
    Unfortunately what could have been an interesting historical sight is just a tourist trap. Snap a picture from afar (lest they charge you for it) and move on.
  • Elena V.
    Elena VakaliOctober 12, 2015
    Not much to see. Preferably visit it as part of a bike tour and not alone...
  • Hop Hey L.
    Hop Hey LalaleyOctober 11, 2015
    Won't say that it's a must visit, but there are a lot of historical details saved what is definitely important
  • Kira A.
    Kira AguilarOctober 9, 2015
    Take a picture with the guards. So much fun
  • D O.
    D OSeptember 26, 2015
    Boring and overrated tourist trap!
  • Davin C.
    Davin ChuaSeptember 12, 2015
    Big brother is watching you! :p
  • Natasha S.
    Natasha SimicSeptember 10, 2015
    If you're a tourist, you have to go there.
  • Andï P.
    Andï P-D.September 9, 2015
    Tourist magnet
  • Rick D.
    Rick DoesburgSeptember 1, 2015
    Pretty impressively place. Stamp your passport at your own risk.(€10) (I wouldn't do it!) visit the museum too!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KongsayasakAugust 19, 2015
    Caution! Pickpockets!
  • Frau Coco L.
    Frau Coco LoresAugust 12, 2015
    Definitely one of THE most important history spots around the Berlin Wall.
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KanakisAugust 11, 2015
    A must. If you get emotional with this, you're a teenager with ADHD or your heart is made of stone.
  • Ozge O.
    Ozge OzJuly 30, 2015
    A must see place in Berlin
  • Shannon P.
    Shannon PantsJuly 19, 2015
    get there before 5 the black box closes!
  • Domnule O.
    Domnule ObzenJuly 18, 2015
    Easy to find and interesting. You can take a picture and pay in dollars or euros. The museum is very informative as well.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 7, 2015
    Avoid weird pro-Communist (homeless?) protesters who try to rile up the "guards" on duty. Take your pictures and tell everyone you've visited.
  • Lau
    LauJune 28, 2015
    Beware tourist! The staffs there will push you if you try to take photos even from distance... Saying it's not free to take photo €2 / person
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJune 19, 2015
    Sometimes you've gotta be a tourist about it. Read more
  • Samantha P.
    Samantha PorterJune 16, 2015
    Too touristy unlike other monuments in Berlin
  • DxbM
    DxbMJune 6, 2015
    Happening .. Full of action
  • Felipe L.
    Felipe LautonMay 25, 2015
    Stamp your passport at your own risk. Some authorities may consider it s crime, be aware.
  • Kerem U.
    Kerem UzerMay 20, 2015
    Berlin wall crossing point. A must see monument in Berlin's history
  • Samantha B.
    Super kitschy. Nice historical moment but really touristy.
  • Frederic F.
    Frederic F.3 days ago
    Passage obligé quand on est un touriste à Berlin
  • Berk A.
    Berk Altay2 weeks ago
    Herkes burada buluşuyormuş :)
  • Mercedes C.
    Mercedes Carbajo3 weeks ago
    Merece la pena pasarse por allí y sacarse una foto 👌🏻
  • Şakir Ç.
    Eski güvenlik kapısı aynen korunmuş ancak çok saçma birileri tarafından turistik Show amacıyla işletiliyor. Fotoğraf çektirmek 4€. Etrafında birçok hediyelik eşya satan yer mevcut.
  • Erhan G.
    Çok iyi ilginç bir yer👍
  • Alexandre K.
    Le fameux checkpoint Charlie qui était un des points de passage entre La RDA et La RFA. Il y a un musée du checkpoint juste à coté qui est à faire.
  • Sezo
    SezoApril 24
    Tarihçesini ogrendigimde daha da üzüldüğüm kontrol noktasi
  • Giorgos A.
    Τέλεια σε ταξιδεύει
  • Michael B.
    Michael BiglFebruary 11
    Честно говоря ничего интересного не увидел. Место больше раскрученное,чем оно того стоит...
  • Михаил Б.
    Живая история
  • Aslı P.
    Aslı P.January 3
    Soguk savaşdan kalma , Eski Doğu Batı Almanya sınırı, şimdilerde ise sembolik olarak gidip pasaportunuza vize bastırabiliyorsunuz ... çok üzücü o yaşananlar...
  • Cenk B.
    Cenk BulcaNovember 29, 2016
    Tarih ancak bu kadar ticarileştirilebilir. Duvarı ufalayıp satıyorlar.
  • Felipe
    FelipeOctober 22, 2016
    No puede ser que cobren por todo, hasta por sacarte una foto ahí!
  • Ludwig E.
    Ludwig EderleOctober 5, 2016
    Ein Gänsehautort, nie vergessen ...
  • Josephine
    JosephineSeptember 14, 2016
    Sehr historischer Ort, allerdings auch sehr touribelastet
  • Marianna C.
    Marianna CarboSeptember 7, 2016
    Lugar histórico, por 5€ les sellan el pasaporte! 😉
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlfahadAugust 10, 2016
    النقطة التي كان يتم فيها الانتقال بين برلين الشرقية وبرلين الغربية
  • Guenia V.
    Guenia VarillasMarch 31, 2016
    Muy importante visitar en tu primera vez en Berlín, así te das rápidamente una idea de parte de su historia.
  • George H.
    George HarrisonMarch 23, 2016
    여권에 도장 6개 받는데 10 유로. 사진은 찍으면 안됩니다
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliMarch 20, 2016
    tentera amarika garang garang kat sini
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliMarch 20, 2016
    kubu amarika kat sini
  • Konstantin B.
    Konstantin BodniaMarch 19, 2016
    Добро пожаловать на родину, товарищ!
  • Serkan B.
    Serkan BuyukkaracaMarch 18, 2016
    Askerler ile şakalaşabilirsiniz
  • Pavel K.
    Pavel KhMarch 15, 2016
    Дождавшись вечера можно наблюдать как американцы собирают пожитки
  • Pavel K.
    Pavel KhMarch 15, 2016
    Некоторые экспозиции совершенно не в тему музея
  • zityboy
    zityboyMarch 10, 2016
    Disneyland für Touristen. Viel zu voll und anstrengend. Ansonsten wohl der bekannteste Grenzdurchgang der BRD zur DDR. Eher enttäuschend.
  • Felix D.
    Felix D.February 7, 2016
    Viele Touristen. Vergesst nicht, ein Foto mit den Wachsoldaten zu machen :)
  • Julio Cesar R.
    La asombrosa e interesante Berlin. Una lástima que hayan hecho tan comercial el check point Charlie, luego de toda la historia que pasó.
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo Marani ValérioJanuary 12, 2016
    O que atrapalha são os personagens cobrando para tirar foto no local...
  • Adrian T.
    Adrian TudoseJanuary 10, 2016
    Nulla di che, a mio avviso ormai è una cosa troppo turistica, interessante vedere le foto dell'epoca poco prima della postazione.
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