Checkpoint Charlie, so called by the Western Allies, was the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War era and is the site where Soviet and American tanks faced-off during the Berlin crises of 1961. Although it stands today as a major tourist attraction, punctuated by souvenir stalls and uniformed actors willing to be in your photographs for a fee, Checkpoint Charlie is one to tick off the to do list but it's symbolism of a city divided by the Berlin wall remains ever significant and thought-provoking. We recommend seeing Checkpoint Charlie as part of the Free Tour of Berlin to get a fuller understanding of the site and hear remarkable tales associated with it and you can find out more about Berlin during the Cold War on the Free Cold War Tour, also recommended by

Learn more about Checkpoint Charlie on this tour: Berlin Wall's Greatest Escapes: Self-Guided Exploration Game