Checkpoint Charlie - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Checkpoint Charlie
Name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991). It is a symbol of the Cold War, representing the separation of East and West.
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Attractions Near Checkpoint Charlie
Topography of Terror
0.46km from Checkpoint Charlie
Located on the site where the principal instruments of Nazi persecution and terror were occured between 1933 and 1945: the headquarters of the Gestapo, the high command and security service of the SS, and from 1939 the Reich Security Main Office. The museum shed lights about these institutions and the crimes that were organised there. Photographs and documents illustrate the history from the time the Nazis took power until the end of the war.
0.58km from Checkpoint Charlie
One of Germany's most beautiful historic exhibition buildings. Opened in 1881, the exhibition rooms surround an atrium decorated with mosaics and coats of arms of German states by the sculptor Otto Lessing. The museum is well known for it's selection of the exhibitions it displays.
Berlin Story Bunker
0.85km from Checkpoint Charlie
Housed inside a 6,500-square-metre WWII bunker, the museum recreates the history of Berlin and some of the most infamous events in German history. The exhibition showcases the sequence of events leading up to Hitler's suicide in 1945, and it has a reconstruction of Hitler’s personal study.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
1.07km from Checkpoint Charlie
Also known as the Holocaust Memorial, it is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Consists of a 19,000-square-metre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The slabs are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.
1.21km from Checkpoint Charlie
A memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship. The sculpture in the memorial is an enlarged version of Käthe Kollwitz's "Mother with her Dead Son". The sculpture is directly placed under the oculus, and so is exposed to the rain, snow, and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolizing the suffering of civilians during World War II.
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Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and sciences, and its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.
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