The checkpoint was set up in August 1961 as a result of building the wall to cover the crossings of the western Allied military personnel and foreign diplomats can.
He was one of three other control points, which were controlled by the Americans. In addition to Checkpoint Charlie, there was the border checkpoints Helmstedt-Marie Born (Checkpoint Alpha) and three-Linden-Drew (Checkpoint Bravo). The transfer was allowed only to foreigners and members of the Permanent Mission of the FRG are used in the GDR and of the GDR.
His renown of the transition, especially in October 1961. There were Soviet and Allied tanks against live ammunition. In addition, the checkpoint was the scene of spectacular escapes.
Checkpoint Charlie is one of the major attractions of the City. In addition to the checkpoint you can visit the museum wall in the vicinity.
Stadtmitte/Leipziger Str.: U6; Stadtmitte: U2, U6
Kochstr./Checkpoint Charlie: U6; Mohrenstr.: U2
Stadtmitte/Leipziger Str.: 347
Jerusalemer Str.: 347