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Checkpoint Charlie was one of the most famous border crossings in the Berlin Wall and connected the Soviet and American sectors. The checkpoint on Friedrichstrasse was set up by the Western Allies in 1961 as a result of the construction of the Wall, so that members of the Allies could continue to cross the border and enter East Berlin.

The name “Charlie” is derived from the international NATO phonetic alphabet. Checkpoint Charle was the third Allied checkpoint and was named after the third letter in the alphabet (c). In addition, Checkpoint Charlie was the scene of many dramatic attempts to escape from what was then East Berlin, many of which ended tragically and saw the fugitives killed by the frontier guards.

Today the site of the former border crossing with the faithful replica of the control barracks, the stacked sandbags and the American flag is a popular tourist attraction and photo opportunity. Travel back to a time when Berlin was divided by an insurmountable wall. Learn more about the history of Berlin and Germany and remember the victims that died in search of freedom.

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Berlin WelcomeCard: free public transport and museum discounts
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Berlin WelcomeCard: free public transport and museum discounts

Reserve your Berlin WelcomeCard comfortably in advance and get priority access and discounts to the main tourist attractions in Berlin.

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Berlin Wall walking tour from Checkpoint Charlie to Brandenburg Gate
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Berlin Wall walking tour from Checkpoint Charlie to Brandenburg Gate

Join your guide on a walking tour along the Berlin Wall, from Checkpoint Charlie to the Brandenburg Gate, and explore history on site.

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Ascent with the WELT Ballon at Checkpoint Charlie
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Ascent with the WELT Ballon at Checkpoint Charlie

Book your ticket today to enjoy 15 minutes onboard one of the world's biggest helium balloons and take in stunning views 150 meters above Berlin!

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Berliner Mauertour
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Berliner Mauertour

Tour to the hotspots of the Cold War in Berlin such as the Friedrichsstraße train station and more. and learn the history of the Cold War from an expert tour guide.

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Private guided driving tour through Berlin
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Private guided driving tour through Berlin

Discover all of the major highlights of Berlin during this private driving tour! Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and Museum Island at your fingerprints!

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Berlin compact 75-minute Trabi safari
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Berlin compact 75-minute Trabi safari

Book your Berlin compact 75-minute Trabi safari and step off the beaten track to discover Berlin's most important attractions.

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Entrance ticket to Berlin Trabi Museum at Checkpoint Charlie
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Entrance ticket to Berlin Trabi Museum at Checkpoint Charlie

Discover the history of the cult car of East Germany in the Berlin Trabi Museum at Checkpoint Charlie! See rare examples like a rally Trabi and more!

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Berlin highlights 3-hour guided walking tour
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Berlin highlights 3-hour guided walking tour

Visit all the main sites in Berlin and get to learn many interesting facts about the historic backgrounds on an unforgettable, insightful and intriguing tour.

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Private guided walking tour through Berlin
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Private guided walking tour through Berlin

Discover all of the major highlights of Berlin during this private walking tour. Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and Museum Island at your fingerprints!

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Berlin 24-hour-hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
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Berlin 24-hour-hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour

See all the famous sights in Berlin from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off bus. Step on and off the bus at 21 stops to explore the city.

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Berlin Wall private walking tour
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Berlin Wall private walking tour

Book a Berlin city tour along the former Wall border, including a visit to the open-air documentation center.

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Berlin street art walking tour
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Berlin street art walking tour

Berlin's street art is infamous. Discover the newest & finest murals, stickers and stencils with a local guide. Go explore & find the most peculiar art.

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Checkpoint Charlie Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie Berlin

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GDPR Expired data, 17 Dec 2015

“It was very useful for me to travel whole Berlin.”

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GILVANA, 02 Mar 2024

“J'étais trés contente de pouvoir utiliser c'est sistéme”

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Christopher, 07 Jan 2024

“Brilliant tour around Berlin. Our guide Anika was great very experienced and knowledgeable. We would not have seen Berlin without the tour.”

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Ulrike, 07 Jan 2024

“Tolle Tour, super Guide.”

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