Checkpoint Charlie Berlin

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Checkpoint Charlie was one of the most famous border crossings in the Berlin Wall and connected the Soviet and American sectors. The checkpoint on Friedrichstrasse was set up by the Western Allies in 1961 as a result of the construction of the Wall, so that members of the Allies could continue to cross the border and enter East Berlin.

The name “Charlie” is derived from the international NATO phonetic alphabet. Checkpoint Charle was the third Allied checkpoint and was named after the third letter in the alphabet (c). In addition, Checkpoint Charlie was the scene of many dramatic attempts to escape from what was then East Berlin, many of which ended tragically and saw the fugitives killed by the frontier guards.

Today the site of the former border crossing with the faithful replica of the control barracks, the stacked sandbags and the American flag is a popular tourist attraction and photo opportunity. Travel back to a time when Berlin was divided by an insurmountable wall. Learn more about the history of Berlin and Germany and remember the victims that died in search of freedom.

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Berlin WelcomeCard: free public transport and museum discounts
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Berlin WelcomeCard: free public transport and museum discounts

Reserve your Berlin WelcomeCard comfortably in advance and get priority access and discounts to the main tourist attractions in Berlin.

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Tickets to ASISI PANORAMA BERLIN with the exhibition THE WALL
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Tickets to ASISI PANORAMA BERLIN with the exhibition THE WALL

Marvel at impressive 360-degree art work at the newest ASISI PANORAMA BERLIN that evokes every day life scenes around the Berlin Wall during the 80s.

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Berlin Wall walking tour from Checkpoint Charlie to Brandenburg Gate
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Berlin Wall walking tour from Checkpoint Charlie to Brandenburg Gate

Join your guide on a walking tour along the Berlin Wall, from Checkpoint Charlie to the Brandenburg Gate, and explore history on site.

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Private tour of architecture during Fascist Berlin
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Private tour of architecture during Fascist Berlin

Discover Berlin's dark past on a private tour. See Fascist architecture and hear the stories behind it.

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Berlin compact 75-minute Trabi safari
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Berlin compact 75-minute Trabi safari

Book your Berlin compact 75-minute Trabi safari and step off the beaten track to discover Berlin's most important attractions.

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Entrance ticket to Berlin Trabi Museum at Checkpoint Charlie
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Entrance ticket to Berlin Trabi Museum at Checkpoint Charlie

Discover the history of the cult car of East Germany in the Berlin Trabi Museum at Checkpoint Charlie! See rare examples like a rally Trabi and more!

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Berlin highlights 3-hour guided walking tour
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Berlin highlights 3-hour guided walking tour

Visit all the main sites in Berlin and get to learn many interesting facts about the historic backgrounds on an unforgettable, insightful and intriguing tour.

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Berlin 24-hour-hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
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Berlin 24-hour-hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour

See all the famous sights in Berlin from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off bus. Step on and off the bus at 21 stops to explore the city.

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Hop-on hop-off bus with 1-hour Spree cruise
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Hop-on hop-off bus with 1-hour Spree cruise

Discover Berlin's highlights on a hop-on hop-off bus and take a 1-hour cruise on the Spree River to see the city from a different angle.

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World War II and Cold War private tour through Berlin
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World War II and Cold War private tour through Berlin

Discover Berlin and its history on a private guided tour. See the city's highlights while hearing interesting stories.

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Berlin street art walking tour
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Berlin street art walking tour

Berlin's street art is infamous. Discover the newest & finest murals, stickers and stencils with a local guide. Go explore & find the most peculiar art.

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Berlin XXL 2-hour Trabi safari
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Berlin XXL 2-hour Trabi safari

Book your Berlin XXL 2-hour Trabi Safari and cruise around Berlin to discover its main attractions.

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Checkpoint Charlie Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie Berlin

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GDPR Expired data, 17 Dec 2015

“It was very useful for me to travel whole Berlin.”

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Valérie, 16 Jun 2024

“Très bonne prestation”

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Els, 15 Jun 2024

“We hadden blijkbaar geen juiste vouchers bij. De chauffeur had een QR code nodig en wij hadden enkel streepjescodes bij. Dus we mochten mee, maar kregen geen oortjes en hadden geen recht om de volgende dag onze 24 uur te vervolmaken. Daarom zijn we teleurgesteld en zouden we ons geld terug willen vragen, want het lag totaal niet aan ons dat we hier niet ten volle van hebben kunnen profiteren.”

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Annemarie, 05 Jun 2024
Berlin