Arguably now the city's most famous border crossing from the time of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie sits at the base of the bustling Friedrichstrasse, now popular for its fantastic selection of... Read More
Arguably now the city's most famous border crossing from the time of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie sits at the base of the bustling Friedrichstrasse, now popular for its fantastic selection of shops and cafes. The checkpoint is easily recognisable, even from a distance, by its tall white beam, atop of which sits a large photo of a soldier. Here, sitting at the actual checkpoint, you'll find Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie, a museum dedicated to documenting the history of the checkpoint, known as the place where East met West. Built in 1963 and full of artifacts, photographs and information, the museum explains why the wall was built and how it was patrolled as well as some of the escape attempts (both successful and otherwise..) which still come with a warning, as they were being documented in this museum while the wall was still up!
- Daily 9am-10pm
- Ticket Concessions Available; Adult 12.50
- Historic Sites: "Don't feel you have time to check out the museum? Visit the checkpoint anyway, it's an important part of Berlin history and is surrounded by boards of interesting information that you can read at your leisure."