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Checkpoint Charlie

Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2537250
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Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Kreuzberg
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place having played such an important role in history has turned into a tourist trap. Very little left except the control post in the middle of the street.

Thank Ole-Asker
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked here after after the Brandenburg Tor, it is a healthy distance. There is a great mural that tells the history and importance of the location. Great place to pick up some postcards as well.

Thank Clay R
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Reviewed yesterday

The famous border crossing between East and West Berlin is now a major tourist attraction. With the border controls gone, a replica of the original sign and the US Army checkpoint have been placed at the point where they stood (the originals are in museums)....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Many years ago, I traveled to Berlin not knowing the impact of the historic nature that is specific to Berlin. One of those sites I visited was Checkpoint Charlie. Having revisited the site and reading other travelers reviews, I can firmly agree that the site...More

Thank highflyer15
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a shame this place and the museum take away from the significance of Checkpoint Charlie. The museum is one of the few museums that I had to pay for on my trip and yet it was one of the worst visited. I would...More

Thank Ian D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect, but I imagined because of the significance of Checkpoint Charlie, it would be a quiet place at which to reflect. Couldn’t be further from the truth. Please visit, but it will be bustling with McDonalds and KFC etc. This...More

Thank Mel271
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing like it was when I first visited it. The wall was still in place at that time so that is understandable. However, with the exception of Big Ben; this is the most concentrated area for tourists I can remember. Still got to do it...More

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If u like a foto opportunity with it it's possible but paid. Nearby other information about Berlin wall and history

Thank Timmy A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a small checkpoint with some American soldiers holding guns that I was known as the US checkpoint after Berlin was free. Nice to see it.

Thank Nga D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It feels like this should be a "must-see" when in Berlin, but it's one thing we wish we hadn't bothered with. The surrounding area is highly commercialised for tourists and it just felt like a waste of time.

Thank 6l5s
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Emma H
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Aidan C
31 January 2017|
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Response from MsWorldTravel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. No need to worry about that. On the other hand, the price is not worth the "experience". Anyway, it's your choice, Aidan. Good luck!
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Jason V
21 August 2016|
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Response from Gemma H | Reviewed this property |
The checkpoint Charlie museum itself (paid entry one ) at least a couple of hours. I'd say a good hour to look at the visual timeline in the area & same again for topography of terrors which Is just around the corner. Would... More
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