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From 1961 to 1990 Checkpoint Charlie was the moniker given to the most infamous passing point from East Berlin to the West. From the moment the Soviet Union instigated its construction to prevent East to West emigration until the eventual fall, of the Berlin Wall, no one could argue that Berlin has not had an interesting modern history and that Checkpoint Charlie was a big part of it. During the Berlin Crisis, which was at the height of the Cold War, American and Soviet tanks squared off in a tense moment. At that time Checkpoint Charlie, the only crossing point by foot or by automobile in the Berlin Wall, acted as a grim symbol for the division of East and West Germany.

  • Visit the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin to learn the fascinating history of the area. The museum is symbolically guarded by an American and Soviet soldier, which represents the eventually unification of Germany.
  • Take a picture with an actor dressed as one of the military policemen that used to guard over Checkpoint Charlie.
  • Visit the open aired Allied Museum in Berlin-Zehlendorf, which displays the last guard booth used for Checkpoint Charlie before the Wall fell.

Because Berlin features some of the best and most efficient public transportation in the world it should not be too much trouble to get to Checkpoint Charlie. There are stops for the S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains all over the area, so visitors to Checkpoint Charlie can get off at a number of stops and then just walk to the location. Any Berlin bus or taxi will drop you off in close proximity to Checkpoint Charlie as it is a popular tourist area. People who want to get their passport stamped at Checkpoint Charlie should beware that there is no official border there so anyone offering to stamp a passport for a fee is a con artist that will render the document invalid.

Hotels near Checkpoint Charlie

278 hotels near Checkpoint Charlie

1 Eurostars Berlin

5 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

Friedrichstrasse 99 Map

Hotel Eurostars Berlin offers an ideal base for corporate travellers with its host of business facilities and luxury accommodations set in the heart of the city. This business hotel prides its... More

2 Fjord Hotel Berlin

3 stars
3.8 / 5

Bissingzeile 13 Map

Discerning travellers looking to explore Berlin find ideal base in the conveniently located and well-equipped spaces of Fjord Hotel Berlin. Besides stopping by local attractions like Alexanderplatz... More

3 Melia Hotel Berlin

4 stars
4.7 / 5 13 reviews

Friedrichstrasse 103 Map

With its perfect location in the heart of Berlin, the Melia Hotel is a perfect place to reside for business and leisure travellers. GeneralThe Melia Hotel Berlin has 8 function halls that can... More

4 Derag Livinghotel Henriette

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

Neue Rossstrasse 13 Map

Featuring contemporary and plush accommodations set close to the vibrant Friedrichstrasse, Derag Livinghotel Henriette makes for an ideal starting point for tourists exploring the historic German... More

5 Winters Hotel Berlin Mitte Am Gendarmenmarkt

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Charlottenstrasse 66 Map

Tourists looking for cosy spaces within suitable access to must-see attractions in Berlin find ideal base at Winters Hotel Berlin Mitte Am Gendarmenmarkt. This chic hotel is within two kilometres... More

6 BEST WESTERN Hotel Am Spittelmarkt

3 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

Neue Gruenstrasse 28 Map

With its sleek furnishings, comfortable accommodations and central location, Best Western Hotel Am Spittelmarkt Berlin makes for an ideal base for travellers wishing to discover the many wonders of... More

7 The Mandala Hotel

5 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Potsdamer Strasse 3 Map

The Mandala Hotel is a luxurious hotel with an array of top-notch amenities and classy spaces set in a vibrant location in the German capital. History lovers at this Berlin hotel can explore the... More

8 Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie

4 stars
4.2 / 5 14 reviews

Krausenstrasse 35-36 Map

Adina Apartment Hotel Check Point Charlie Berlin, located in Berlin's historic and now hip Mitte neighbourhood is your ideal urban hideaway and the perfect location to discover all that Berlin has... More

9 Maritim Proarte Hotel Berlin

4 stars
4.2 / 5 12 reviews

Friedrichstrasse 151 Map

Expressive art and exclusive design create a generous and harmonic ambience that enables you to enjoy truly a luxurious lifestyle tradition, while visiting the Maritim Pro Arte Hotel Berlin. ... More

10 Moevenpick Hotel Berlin

4 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Schoeneberger Strasse 3 Map

Moevenpick Hotel Berlin blends classic elegance and modern comforts in a remodelled 1914 Siemens Building ideal for discerning travellers visiting Berlin. Vacationers at this chic hotel can stop by... More