Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin Germany Tourist Information and Travel Guide

When the Berlin Wall was initially built, few people were permitted to cross the border.  Gradually, the East German government allowed West Berliners to visit family and friends in the east and cross-border traffic increased.

Checkpoint Charlie at the Berlin Wall
Checkpoint Charlie (1971)

To cross the wall, people had to pass through a checkpoint such as "Checkpoint Charlie"  and provide all the required documentation.

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