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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
+49 30 2537250
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Part of the Berlin history. In fact, aside from the Berlin wall this site is the 2nd most visited site / famous place in Berlin. You shall not miss it and its in the middle of the road. Unfortunately, it has been so transformed into...More

Thank Manuel M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst on our tour, we visited the necessary Checkpoint Charlie. A very poignant and sombre place, but it's been turned into a tourist trap with places to take photos and buy bits of the wall. Make it informative, don't try to make money at it.

Thank Cris W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Trip back to cold war times. Highly recommended. Very interesting history The museum is very interesting and educational specially for younger generation.

Thank David P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Completely disagree with those who dismiss this as tacky and commercialised. It could be just that if that is as far as you can see but I would say look beyond the actors and see the road to the checkpoint for what it once was....More

Thank Edmund1966
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has a lot of story but it is used now as an attraction. It is funny en exciting to see. Cool to visit

Thank Samir B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well what a let down. A couple of guys dressed in US uniforms charging 3 euros for a photo of a hut that wasn’t even part of the original set up. A tourist trap if ever I saw one but people expect to see something...More

Thank Spressy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A poignant and important piece of history which is a little sadly overshadowed by KFC, McDonald etc. Take a moment to see past the tourist attraction and think about the history here. The actors were great- involving all the people who spent time to stop...More

Thank RoadtripUSA2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is quite a good museum on the Cold War with a focus on the Berlin Wall. There are other aspects covered by this museum (as it is a private museum) such as the Crimea conflict and the Syrian Civil War. I would recommend that...More

Thank Dylan M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The site itself is an interesting landmark, but it’s been ruined by tacky souvenir shops selling fake army gear, pop up food stalls and a general “fun fair” atmosphere. Didn’t stay long!

Thank Stuart250185
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bit on the commercial side with souvenir shops and fast food chains contaminating the scene, it is still a must see landmark in Berlin.

Thank UKBob64
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
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Emma H
29 December 2017|
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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!
Jason V
21 August 2016|
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Response from Gemma H | Reviewed this property |
The checkpoint Charlie museum itself (paid entry one ) at least a couple of hours. I'd say a good hour to look at the visual timeline in the area & same again for topography of terrors which Is just around the corner. Would... More