Get a feel of the German separation at Checkpoint Charlie

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Get a feel of the German separation at Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie is the most known German-German border crossing and was a point to enter East Berlin. You can find a replica of the old guard-house, where officers were controlling border crossers, in the middle of Friedrichsstrasse. Checkpoint Charlie only let through diplomats, foreigners and relatives of the allies. The museums house of Checkpoint Charlie, representing the history of the wall, opened in 1963. Keep in mind that the museum has an entrance fee. Checkpoint Charlie became a symbol of the Cold War, representing Germany’s separation.

 

10 Great Things To Do in Berlin


 
Be inspired by the colourful graffiti art at the East Side Gallery
Learn about the terror of the Nazi regime at Topography of Terror
Walk up to the top of the Reichstag Dome
Commemorate the Jewish victims at the Holocaust Memorial
Get a feel of the German separation at Checkpoint Charlie
Marvel at the architecture at the Museumsinsel
Check out the spy station of West Germany at Teufelsberg
Take in Germany’s capital on a free walking tour
See Berlin’s vibrant and colourful street art scene
Experience the culinary diversity of Berlin’s food markets