Checkpoint Charlie

Location

Checkpoint Charlie was located in the american sector on Friedrichstraße connecting the districts of Kreuzberg (West-Berlin) and Mitte (East-Berlin).
image showing the location of Checkpoint Charlie on Berlin map

History

Checkpoint Charlie served as a border crossing for allied personnel and foreign tourists. It was off limits to all germans.

It's purpose was to register and brief allied personnel prior to entering the eastern part of the city. Tourists from foreign countries could get information about rules in the east as well.

Images

Image of Checkpoint Charlie viewed from the east.
Checkpoint Charlie viewed from the east.

Image of checkpoint Charlie
View of Checkpoint Charlie. Older guard shack in the foreground the new east german border facility in the background.

Image of checkpoint Charlie

Image of the GDR checkpoint.
Close Up picture of the eastern checkpoint

Post Card image showing Military Policemen at Checkpoint Charlie.
Postcard image showing Military Policemen at Checkpoint Charlie.

Postcard image showing civillians and vehicles of the Military Policec at the checkpoint.
Another postcard image of Checkpoint Charlie.

Links

Closing Ceremony