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Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie

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Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2537250
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Wasn’t too impressed since it was not the original CC, of course. The area was extra busy because everyone wanted to take pictures with the soldiers that stand at CC. We just took one picture of it and left, it was not worth standing in line.

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Vilnius, Lithuania

One of the most historically important locations! Sadly, it's now ruined by such places as McDonald's and etc. Besides that, it's a very nice place to take some pics although I wouldn't recommend going here just for that - make sure you find something else around to not waste your time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Five stars for the history, one star for the crass commercialism. If you're in Berlin you sort of have to see Checkpoint Charlie, the barrier and checkpoint booth (now a replica) that separated the borders of East and West Berlin during the Cold War. It's chilling to think about how life used to be in this city.

The barrier, booth, flags and sandbags are all based on the original site (although they aren't original themselves). It's free to visit and open 24 hours a day. During the busy daytime hours when the street is bustling with tourists, there will be guys dressed as guards that will pose in your photos -- for a price, of course. If you want to avoid them, just go late at night. There's an easy subway stop that's steps away from the checkpoint.

What irritates me the most about it is that it is impossible to get a photo without capturing the McDonald's in the background. Nothing ruins the moment like the golden arches.

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