Checkpoint Charlie

Historic Site
Friedrichstr. (Zimmerstr.)
Berlin, Berlin 10969


  • Supposedly the actors that play border guards during the day are male strippers at night.
  • A must see! Great exhibition about the history of Berlin Wall along Friedrichstrasse.
  • Just a tourist circus. If you want to see Wall, must go Bernauer Stae. (You can go with U8.)
  • Welcome to the Disney Land of Berlin.
  • Cross Checkpoint Charlie in the trunk of a car.
  • As a tourist spot, this is overrated. But good to visit once so that you can say that you have been here.
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  • El Checkpoint Charlie es el ms famoso de los pasos fronterizos del Muro de Berln entre 1945 y 1990. Se encuentra en la Friedrichstrae.
  • best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.
  • You are leaving the American Sector!
  • Make a picture with Soviet / American soldiers. But don't give them any money :)
  • James Bond travels through Checkpoint Charlie in Octopussy (1983); he is driven there by M to find the train Octopussy is using to help Kamal Khan and Gen. Orlov smuggle jewellery through the border.
  • Crowded with shit: McDonalds and lousy souvenir-shops.
  • What's the point of paying to have your passport stamped by fake guards? I really don't get this.
  • Two jerks dressed as soldiers will ask you for money, take your pictures and don't even pay them attention
  • Checkpoint Charlie: the most famous border crossing of all the checkpoints along the wall that used to separate the zone controlled by the USA from that controlled by the Soviets.
  • Give it a miss to avoid disappointment - or smuggle a souvenir out of a shop to increase the thrill factor!
  • Pelos acontecimentos historicos eu esperava mais. O Museu eh bem fraquinho tambem. Nao achei justo o preco do ticket.
  • welcome to Checkpoint Charlie! Make sure to visit the museum. The exhibits ate disorganized but are very informative. It is well worth the price of admission.
  • The only way in or out of communist East Berlin after the creation of the Berlin Wall in 1961. It gets its name from the phoenetic alphabet, after checkpoint Alpha and Checkpoint Bravo.Read more here!

Nearby places

Niederkirchnerstr. 8 (Wilhelmstr.)
Pariser Platz (Platz des 18. März)
Markgrafenstr. (Mohrenstr.)