Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany
If you are in Berlin and not seen check point charlie you missed the complete history it’s the best place to see history from very close there museum is very nice and keep you close to history very highly recommended. Free to see albeit slightly ruined by the actor soldiers who are present for photo opportunities (fee applies) You can also get some novel passport stamps if that floats your boat (6 stamps - E5) Lots of other exhibitions nearby including the wall museum and the checkpoint museum
Great stop had our picture taken. There is a fee. These are working people don't try to sneak in or be rude. Just enjoy and pay if you want pictures. We had a great time with the guys.
Historically this place is vital to the understanding of post-war politics and the Cold War. Yet the actual location feels like the corner of any busy street, with buses and tourists. The museum was good but did I get a real feel of what it must have been like for East Germans trying to escape to the West. No. Maybe that is a good thing, things have changed and this is not a memorial. However I was left feeling vaguely disappointed.
Iconic symbol of the Cold War, when Germany (and Berlin) has been divided into two sides: East and West, or the Soviet side and the American/English/French side. There’s the Wall Museum just across the street too. Worth a visit!
Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. There are plenty of souvenirs shops around the checkpoint. You can try eating local foods if you don't want to go to McDonald's or KFC. One of the most beautiful and historical landmark of Berlin City.