Checkpoint Charlie

Former military checkpoint on the inner-city border between East and West Berlin in the Friedrichstraße in Mitte.

From 1961 to 1990, Checkpoint Charlie was the well-known inner-city border between East and West Berlin. It is located between the Jewish Museum and the Topography of Terror. The border crossing in the Friedrichstrasse was separating the US-American sector and the Soviet sector.

There were three control points: Checkpoint Alpha, Checkpoint Bravo and Checkpoint Charlie. After the reunification of Germany the wall at the Checkpoint was quickly demolish and by now, you will find several tourist attractions. The original militaray checkpoint has been replaced by replicas. Today, the Checkpoint is a very popular tourists hotspot and is highly recommended as a photo opportunity.

Equipped with numerous dining and shopping facilities, the LP12 Mall of Berlin is not far away and is easily reachable on foot.

JUMPBerlin says:

Berlin history and fun are perfectly combined here. The newly designed checkpoint is reminiscent of the division of Germany and provides interesting insights into the everyday life of the border guards.

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