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Berlin - Checkpoint Charlie (1970) | by roger4336
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Berlin - Checkpoint Charlie (1970)

This is the real Checkpoint Charlie, in March 1970, on Friedrichstrasse at the corner of Zimmerstrasse. It was the only crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin for foreigners, Allied military personnel, and diplomats. The other six checkpoints were for West Germans and/or West Berliners.


Checkpoint Charlie was removed in 1990, shortly before formal German reunification. A replica of the original building (less than half the size of this one) was rebuilt on the site in 2000, as a symbol of history and a curiosity for tourists.

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Taken on March 11, 1970