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Berlin, Germany

Checkpoint Charlie Museum

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Today: 9:00am-10:00pm
This Week
Cost: $14.45 USD (12.50 EUR)

Story of the Wall

What was once a literal Cold War standoff has become a tourist attraction as a way to look back on the divided city of Berlin. Though the original building is now located in the Allied Museum, Checkpoint Charlie was one of the best known crossing points between the two sides of Berlin after the construction of the wall. The current museum and tourist area stands in the actual location of the building when it was in operation. Checkpoint Charlie quickly became a symbol of the differences between East and West and even hosted a tank standoff at one point. The museum recounts the story of the Wall, including everything from harrowing escape attempts by East Berliners to the moments when it was finally torn down.

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