CHECKPOINT CHARLIE
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Checkpoint Charlie Tickets & Tours

With tours of Checkpoint Charlie, see a noted Berlin attraction that serves a reminder of the former border crossing, the Cold War and the partition of Berlin. The iconic setting for real world politics, diplomacy, and espionage, Checkpoint Charlie has also been used as the backdrop to many a film and T.V. series. For personnel of the Allied forces, it was the only crossing point into East Berlin. Its possibly the most well-known border crossing in history; and for that reason and others, Checkpoint Charlie is considered a must-see attraction in Berlin. See where the Berlin Wall once stood, pose for a photo with Allied guards, and then cross over into what was once Soviet-controlled East Berlin!
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Our tips for Checkpoint Charlie

  • Look up. Try to find the sign during your Checkpoint Charlie tour. It is a faithful replica of the original that stood at the checkpoint during the Cold War.
  • Look down. Near Checkpoint Charlie is a line of cobblestones. This marks the former location of the Berlin Wall.
  • Look all around. Pieces of the original Checkpoint Charlie can be found all over Berlin. You may wish to visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum or the Allied Museum to see some original relics from the site.

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Germany is from May through September, when the weather is pleasantly warm.    

Getting there
It is highly recommended that you book guided tours with transportation and return hotel transfers included in the package for a hassle-free experience.
Money saving tips
  • To enjoy the best deals and rates, book your tours months in advance.
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Did you know?
Impress your friends by spouting off these Checkpoint Charlie factoids!
  • Nobody named Charlie worked at the checkpoint. Charlie stands for C in the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet (IRSA).
  • American and Soviet tanks faced off at Checkpoint Charlie during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. No shots were fired.
  • Initially, Checkpoint Charlie was far from impenetrable. One DDR citizen escaped by smashing through the gate with his car. When a pole was added, two separate and successful escapes occurred by driving under the pole in modified sports cars.
  • Checkpoint Charlie was the setting for the climax of Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks.

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