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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 yesterday via mobile

It is literally just two German guys in US army uniforms who stand in the middle of a very busy road, in front of a McDonald, chwrging €3 for a photo. Horns are constantly honked because so many tourista stand in the middle of the...More

Thank Erin C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This recreated version of Checkpoint Charlie is ok, but you need to understand that it is almost a Disney version, complete with actors. It is crowded with tourists and you do need to watch for traffic - it is right near a relatively busy road.

Thank Kelli L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I understand the historical context of this site but it is extremely small and resides in the middle of the street. It appeared to have black German speaking people dressed as USA soldiers which you can get your photo taken with. The changes to the...More

Thank Yarragon
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The actual gate at Checkpoint Charlie is manned by people dressed in tacky uniforms charging €3 per photo. A tourist trap and disappointing.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is not something that you must see. Just 2 people with military uniform asking you to get a photo with them for 3 euros.

Thank ΜΕΛΙΝΑ Λ
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped by on the free sandemanns tour. Was filled with tourists and fast food restaurants. Just a tourist trap now. Glad our guide only spent 5 minutes there. If you go, recommend a quick in and out. So many other wonderful things to see in...More

Thank ejsnyc
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good thing that our tour bus did not find a spot to park the van. We passed the site two times. There is nothing to do except take a picture. Berlin is a place to learn history, same as check point Charlie.

Thank BostonGlobetreker
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not really sure many people really understand the importance of this spot. It is the main border checkpoint between Russian occupied East Berlin and the USA Allies West Berlin prior to 1989. I backpacked Europe extensively in the 1970s but avoided this area due...More

Thank traveltheworld012
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not even the real Checkpoint Charlie. This is a place where tourists hang around and take selfies. So disappointed that with all the other historical monuments in Berlin, they have this hokey-dokey shack.

1  Thank Linnbada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So this WAS a real place during the cold war but now it is nothing more than a tourist trap at it's very best. If you pay attention you can watch the crew ripping off tourists with the shell game and that's the most entertaining...More

Thank Beeba1
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Nancy H
18 June 2018|
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Response from CesarFClemente | Reviewed this property |
El Checkpoint Charlie está siempre abierto pero los soldados para la foto estan durante el dia.
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Emma H
29 December 2017|
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Response from Bhomiyan | Reviewed this property |
€5
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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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