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Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Berlin, Germany

 
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Distance from city center: 1.6mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 29th of September, 2009
Checkpoint Charlie was a watchtower from where they controlled the area of the Berlin Wall that divided West and East Berlin so that nobody can cross from East to West.
The tower was demolished together with the Wall, but in 2001 they have rebuilt it. Right next to the tower you will find the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. This museum is a chronicle of the divided city and of those who tried to escape to the dream-like West, some succeeded and many failed and died.
Maybe the entrance is not very cheap, but I think it's definitely something everyone should see once in a lifetime.

Address:
Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
Friedrichstrasse 43-45
10969 Berlin

Price:
Adults 12,50 Euro
Pupils and students 9,50 Euro
There are also discounts for groups.

Opening Hours:
Every day from 9am to 10 pm.

How to get there:
The closest U-Bahn station is Kochstrasse (U6).

 
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