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Review of Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie
Ranked #339 of 1,041 things to do in Berlin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The checkpoint itself is just the small hit in the middle of the road. There are a few people dressed up as American soldiers around for photos. The exhibition over the road about the history of the wall and the checkpoints is fascinating and a good read.

Thank Jason E
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We only visited it to stand on the place where the old chexpoint was and because of the history. That is where it ends. Really nothing there but actors dressed up as soldiers and a very poorly recreated check point. Perhaps the powers that be should invest some money and do a proper memorial. Really bad visit.

Thank Louwrens S
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

For those of us that lived through the cold war and heard about this place on the nightly news, it was nice to see it in person. A tip for coming here is go before 10 am and the crowds start to get really big, this will give you a chance to take pictures with not a lot of people milling around.

Thank Mg43man
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Compared with the rich and varied way Berlin manages to inform, connect and help visitors to reflect on the atrocities on this ground Checkpoint Charlie manages to be equal and opposite. You will gain nothing from this stop other than to roll your eyes. Perhaps a useful exercise in itself.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

It has to be done on a visit to Berlin, I suppose, but thankfully that is one 'attraction' which is over now and need never be repeated! What a shame in an otherwise fabulous city.
Checkpoint Charlie is a fake, tourist attraction with actors dressed in military gear, no information, just gimmick, really pretty disappointing. Opposite however is a fairly interesting courtyard display of people who tried to cross the wall - successes and failures.

Thank rdlt68
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