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Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie was the most famous Berlin border crossing: after the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961, it was arranged to record the surrender of the Allied military personnel and foreign diplomats. In 1990, the control point was solemnly dismantled. Since then one can marvel at it in the Allied Museum Berlin.

In 1986, two East Berliners successfully escaped to the West. They crossed the barriers at Checkpoint Charlie with a gravel truck.

Did you know that…

… At Checkpoint Charlie probably most people were smuggled into the West? Because of the agreements with the Allies the controls were less strictly here.