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Checkpoint Charlie

Historic Site · Kreuzberg
Friedrichstr. (Zimmerstr.), 10969 Berlin, Germany
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours

One best known border-crossing of Cold War days. The spot remains a must see sight, even accounting for the fact that there is little left to recall the atmosphere of pre-1989 days. The site functioned from 1961-90 as the main entry/departing point for diplomats, journalists and no... (See all)


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    Göran N.
    "I really left the #American #sector at #Checkpoint #Charlie in #Berlin. Yeah, I..."(6 Tips)
    John G.
    "hungry of watching Cold War reenactment"(6 Tips)
    Josel L.
    "They can also stamp your passport for more €."(12 Tips)
    "You can get fake east berlin stamps for €1 at east side gallery."(5 Tips)
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  • Alpgiray U.

    It is ok but not urgent

    Alpgiray Uğurlu · 1 week ago
  • thpsycho

    Get to glimpse a bit of history in action.

    thpsycho · 1 week ago
  • Shaun O.

    Historic and fascinating, a poignant reminder of the Cold War and the human misery it caused.

    Shaun O'Dell · 3 weeks ago
  • Owen

    Always very busy

    Owen · 3 weeks ago
  • Paula L.

    History, museum, check point Charlie

    Paula Ljd · October 16
  • Aline B.

    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.

    Aline Brandão · October 16
  • Elena V.

    Not much to see. Preferably visit it as part of a bike tour and not alone...

    Elena Vakali · October 12
  • Hop Hey L.

    Won't say that it's a must visit, but there are a lot of historical details saved what is definitely important

    Hop Hey Lalaley · October 11
  • Kira A.

    Take a picture with the guards. So much fun

    Kira Aguilar · October 9
  • D O.

    Boring and overrated tourist trap!

    D O · September 26
  • Davin C.

    Big brother is watching you! :p

    Davin Chua · September 12
  • Natasha S.

    If you're a tourist, you have to go there.

    Natasha Simic · September 10
  • Andï P.

    Tourist magnet

    Andï P-D. · September 9
  • Rick D.

    Pretty impressively place. Stamp your passport at your own risk.(€10) (I wouldn't do it!) visit the museum too!

    Rick Doesburg · September 1
  • Daniel K.

    Caution! Pickpockets!

    Daniel Kongsayasak · August 19
  • Dr. W.

    Definitely one of THE most important history spots around the Berlin Wall.

    Dr. Who · August 12
  • Andreas K.

    A must. If you get emotional with this, you're a teenager with ADHD or your heart is made of stone.

    Andreas Kanakis · August 11
  • Ozge O.

    A must see place in Berlin

    Ozge Oz · July 30
  • Shannon P.

    get there before 5 the black box closes!

    Shannon Pants · July 19
  • Domnule O.

    Easy to find and interesting. You can take a picture and pay in dollars or euros. The museum is very informative as well.

    Domnule Obzen · July 18
  • Jake S.

    Avoid weird pro-Communist (homeless?) protesters who try to rile up the "guards" on duty. Take your pictures and tell everyone you've visited.

    Jake Smith · July 7
  • Lau

    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

    Lau · June 28
  • HashtagNYU

    Sometimes you've gotta be a tourist about it. Read more

    HashtagNYU · June 19
  • Samantha P.

    Too touristy unlike other monuments in Berlin

    Samantha Porter · June 16
  • DxbM

    Happening .. Full of action

    DxbM · June 6
  • Felipe L.

    Stamp your passport at your own risk. Some authorities may consider it s crime, be aware.

    Felipe Lauton · May 25
  • Kerem U.

    Berlin wall crossing point. A must see monument in Berlin's history

    Kerem Uzer · May 20
  • Elina H.

    The prices are definitely for tourists, but it's quiet interesting

    Elina Hazaran · May 9
  • Jackson T.

    Definitely a cool historical site, however the soldiers dressed in uniform will ask if you want a picture and charge you for it. You can also get your passport stamped here!

    Jackson Tsai · May 4
  • Lili M.

    #checkpointcharlie #berlin

    Lili Miss · May 1
  • Max B.

    Be very careful if you cycle around here. The trucks and the Buses don't care about you. There have been multiple bad accidents here.

    Max Blue 🍔🚴 · April 29
  • Adel D.

    Priority 1

    Adel Dashkina · April 28
  • Kate H.

    Swing by to get a picture but no reason to linger

    Kate Hind · April 4
  • Scott S.

    McDonald's with wifi right next to it and a photobooth near the small musuem.

    Scott Stephens · March 15
  • Duygu S.

    Does not worth to get in to black box

    Duygu Sumer · February 12
  • Vasilis

    nothing special here. Place of great historical significance nevertheless.

    Vasilis · February 2
  • Jit B.

    Pretty touristy but worth a visit. If you feel like throwing away some money you can pay to get a checkpoint stamp (or a few) in your passport :)

    Jit BP · February 1
  • Göran N.

    I really left the #American #sector at #Checkpoint #Charlie in #Berlin. Yeah, I really did it yesterday.For a couple of minutes. ;-)

    Göran Nitsche · January 25
  • Göran N.

    #Breakfast at #Kamps #Backstube near #Checkpoint #Charlie in #Berlin.Je suis Checkpoint! 😀

    Göran Nitsche · January 24
  • Robin B.

    "You are entering the American Sector. Carrying weapons off duty forbidden. Obey traffic rules."

    Robin Bertels · January 20
  • Hector T.

    Very close to the U6, historical site, worth visit for every American (and anyone else).

    Hector TheGreat · January 12
  • Pelin D.

    a place where you read a lot about east and west berlin and the berlin wall

    Pelin Dura · January 6
  • Валерия А.

    DDR 4ever!

  • Ana Luiza N.

    It's a good place to visit in Berlin.

    Ana Luiza Nogueira · January 4
  • Ieva G.

    The most overrated sight in Berlin in my opinion. The wall memorial at Bernauer Strasse is much more worth seeing and informative.

    Ieva G · January 1
  • Liam

    Very tacky tourist attraction, with actors playing border guards and a large McDonalds beside it. Avoid.

    Liam · January 1
  • Vera

    Anticlimax.. McDonalds? Yeah, really..

    Vera · December 19, 2014
  • Julia D.

    Boring crowded place for tourists

    Julia D · November 30, 2014
  • Bryan C.

    Not even the real site. JusT a scam for money

    Bryan Cuartas · November 30, 2014
  • Katrina Z.

    Very famous spot in History. Tour bus will go here. Small but very interesting.

    Katrina Zai · November 19, 2014

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