Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin
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Checkpoint Charlie is the famous checkpoint during the Cold War era. It is the former border crossing from the Soviet Union to the US sector inside Berlin. Unfortunately, little remains of the original post. The border crossing between Berlin-Mitte and Kreuzberg was one of the few passages for diplomats and other chosen people.
Near the Checkpoint is also the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, where you will find a lot of historical material and many photos. From which you can also read many stories about extraordinary escape attempts. Some successful, but most without a happy ending. The most famous story is that of the teenager, Peter Fechter, who lost his life while trying to cross from East to West. This third Allied border crossing gets its name from the phonetic alphabet where Charlie stands for C.Continue reading “Checkpoint Charlie”