Checkpoint Charlie is perhaps one of the most famous checkpoints between East and West Germany. Erected on 13th August 1961, the wall stood as a cold, harsh reminder of the seperation in Germany.
The site of many escape attempts, Checkpoint Charlie has seen brute force, sneaky and ingenuis escapes attempts. Some succesful, others sadly failing badly.
A few paces away from the actual checkpoint is the Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie which cannot be missed. A large museum containing a variety of interesting artifacts and personal stories, it tells an informative history of the events happening in Berlin around this time. The excellent audio guide is highly recommended as it will give you a much greater understanding of the museums artifacts as you browse.
The nearest U-Bahn is Kochstrasse.
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