We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 43-45 Friedrichstrasse, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 2537250
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 21.70*
and up
Berlin 1- or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour: Berlin's Landmarks and...
More Info
USD 27.13*
and up
Small-Group Berlin Wall Bike Tour: Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie...
More Info
USD 16.28*
and up
Small-Group Berlin History Walk Half-Day Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7,832 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 685
    Excellent
  • 971
    Very good
  • 1347
    Average
  • 606
    Poor
  • 297
    Terrible
Fun picture

Definitely a tourist gimmick but great for pictures and to get your passport stamped as a memento of your visit to Berlin

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sherry F
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

7,832 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,906: English reviews
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is approximately where the famous 'Checkpoint Charlie' was situated. It is not a governmental or local authority run site. This is a tourist trap run by and for commercial profit. OK, nothing wrong with making a profit. There are actors in authentic uniforms ?, ( I'm not an expert ), who provide a photo opportunity for the tourists. You... More 

Helpful?
Thank nkosi3113
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having lived in Berlin before the wall came down I found this museum extremely confusing. Lots and lots of reading of boards that didn't really follow on from each other and then rooms full of information about other conflicts that, sure are important, but not really related? I could not get a feel for what it was like to live... More 

Helpful?
Thank Caron G
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely a tourist gimmick but great for pictures and to get your passport stamped as a memento of your visit to Berlin

Helpful?
Thank Sherry F
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I enjoyed this visit however found that there was not much information. There are some good gift shops found around checkpoint Charlie. The Berlin Wall museum is just opposite which was more enjoyable.

Helpful?
Thank grace r
Darwen
Level Contributor
123 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My first time visit the history of this checkpoint is amazing not so sure I like the over commercialism but worth the visit

Helpful?
Thank ebeeson
Yorkshire, UK
Level Contributor
59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought they could have made so much more of this. A couple of signs, some museums, gift shops, and a piece of Berlin Wall. The Checkpoint hut is a replica, and you have to pay to have a photo taken with a guard. Quite interesting, and definite worth a visit when in Berlin, but not what I was expecting.

Helpful?
Thank Rebeccag77
Level Contributor
107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit the Bordet Control, still in tack with all of it's signage. This was the main control point between East & West Berlin. Today people cross from East to West without hindrance, but during the Cold War several died.

Helpful?
Thank Fake-Genuine
Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent about an hour here reading all the stories written on the walls approaching checkpoint Charlie. Definitely gives you the full idea of its importance. Only criticism is that you cannot escape the McDonald's behind it when you want to take pictures.

Helpful?
Thank Ossypaul
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed my visit to checkpoint Charlie. Great history and lots of information. There's even a gift shop and soldiers at the checkpoint who you can pay to have your photo with. Worth a visit if in Berlin

Helpful?
Thank Dodobs1
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of history, makes you appreciate living post Cold War, take the time to read the boards and take a glimpse of history

Helpful?
Thank mdk72

Been to Checkpoint Charlie? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Checkpoint Charlie and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Checkpoint Charlie staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Kreuzberg

Neighbourhood Profile
Kreuzberg
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s, rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a carefree life here. An old hospital even became a hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today you can still find the best kebabs in town and many underground clubs, but a lot has changed as well. The hospital has been transformed into an art center, and increasingly you will find new urban cafés, restaurants and designer shops. Rising housing prices and gentrification threaten the spirit of this area along the Spree River, but the neighbourhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.
Explore this neighbourhood