Checkpoint Charlie – Berlin’s most famous former border crossing

Checkpoint Charlie – Berlin’s most famous former border crossing

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin was, during the era of the Berlin Wall, one of the best-known border crossings between West and East Berlin. Even though no original sections of the Berlin Wall are on display at this site today, there is still much to discover. Whether you just want to take a picture in front of the former inspector’s hut, or if you’re looking to acquaint yourself with the story of the Berlin Wall, you should be sure to head to Checkpoint Charlie.

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Bus Lines 100 and 200 – A Berlin Sightseeing Tour for only €2.30

Bus Lines 100 and 200 – A Berlin Sightseeing Tour for only €2.30

City Sightseeing Tours through Berlin for less. With public transport Bus Lines 100 and 200, you can explore Berlin easily, and for a very reasonable price. Just purchase a single ride BVG ticket, which costs 2.30 Euros, and you’re set to go. In a comfy double decker bus, for next to no money, you’ll journey past the most important points of interest in the city, all in just 30 minutes. Or, if you prefer, you can hop and on off the bus as often as you like within a 2 hour period.

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Berlin Wall Museum – Only truly worthwhile for German history buffs

Berlin Wall Museum – Only truly worthwhile for German history buffs

The Berlin Wall Museum (Mauermuseum), or “Haus am Checkpoint Charlie,” is a permanent fixture in the Berlin museum scene. The Mauermuseum is located directly at the former border crossing on Friedrichstraße, and its exhibits depict the history of the Berlin Wall. We paid a visit to the “Haus am Checkpoint Charlie,” and will share our assessment with you here.

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White Trash Fast Food – And, on the side, a generous portion of rock ‘n’ roll

White Trash Fast Food – And, on the side, a generous portion of rock ‘n’ roll

White Trash Fast Food is the quirkiest and liveliest restaurant in Berlin. It features tasty American home cooking, with a touch of the exotic. But there’s much more to White Trash than meets the eye – it’s all about food, music, and simply being “different.” Oh-Berlin.com wanted to get the low-down, so we asked Eva at White Trash Fast Food for some answers.

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Shopping

Mauerpark market – kitsch and glamour

Mauerpark is one of Berlin’s most famous and visited markets, and is just as popular among the locals as it is for the tourists. On offer is a wide selection of bric-a-brac, furniture, records, as well as select articles from young designers.

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Museums

Berlin Wall Museum – Only truly worthwhile for German history buffs

Berlin Wall Museum – Only truly worthwhile for German history buffs

The Berlin Wall Museum (Mauermuseum), or “Haus am Checkpoint Charlie,” is a permanent fixture in the Berlin museum scene. The Mauermuseum is located directly at the former border crossing on Friedrichstraße, and its exhibits depict the history of the Berlin Wall. We paid a visit to the “Haus am Checkpoint Charlie,” and will share our assessment with you here.

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Useful Information

The Kastanienallee Avenue in Prenzlauer Berg – Portrait of a street, Chapter 1

I discovered Kastanienallee, an avenue with a certain fame for being modern, expensive and quite touristic, to the point where it is actually known as the “Casting-Allee”, by certain critics in reference to the almost catwalk nature of the area; a place to see and be seen.

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Accommodation

Berlin in spring

Spring is known for being the best time of year to live in and visit Berlin. With pleasant weather, cheaper prices and fewer crowds - what are you waiting for? Find the perfect Berlin accommodation and visit Germany’s capital!
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Latest articles about Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie – Berlin’s most famous former border crossing

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin was, during the era of the Berlin Wall, one of the best-known border crossings between West and East Berlin. Even though no original sections of the Berlin Wall are on display at this site today, there is still much to discover. Whether you just want to take a picture in front of the former inspector’s hut, or if you’re looking to acquaint yourself with the story of the Berlin Wall, you should be sure to head to Checkpoint Charlie.

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Bus Lines 100 and 200 – A Berlin Sightseeing Tour for only €2.30

Bus Lines 100 and 200 – A Berlin Sightseeing Tour for only €2.30

City Sightseeing Tours through Berlin for less. With public transport Bus Lines 100 and 200, you can explore Berlin easily, and for a very reasonable price. Just purchase a single ride BVG ticket, which costs 2.30 Euros, and you’re set to go. In a comfy double decker bus, for next to no money, you’ll journey past the most important points of interest in the city, all in just 30 minutes. Or, if you prefer, you can hop and on off the bus as often as you like within a 2 hour period.

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Berlin Wall Museum – Only truly worthwhile for German history buffs

Berlin Wall Museum – Only truly worthwhile for German history buffs

The Berlin Wall Museum (Mauermuseum), or “Haus am Checkpoint Charlie,” is a permanent fixture in the Berlin museum scene. The Mauermuseum is located directly at the former border crossing on Friedrichstraße, and its exhibits depict the history of the Berlin Wall. We paid a visit to the “Haus am Checkpoint Charlie,” and will share our assessment with you here.

read the full story

White Trash Fast Food – And, on the side, a generous portion of rock ‘n’ roll

White Trash Fast Food – And, on the side, a generous portion of rock ‘n’ roll

White Trash Fast Food is the quirkiest and liveliest restaurant in Berlin. It features tasty American home cooking, with a touch of the exotic. But there’s much more to White Trash than meets the eye – it’s all about food, music, and simply being “different.” Oh-Berlin.com wanted to get the low-down, so we asked Eva at White Trash Fast Food for some answers.

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Staying in Berlin for Easter? – A few tips for the occasion

Easter in Berlin. We’ve put together a special list of activities for the Easter holidays, including tips for traditional Easter events, celebrating Easter with children, as well as some more unusual alternatives. Come experience the Easter holidays in Berlin.

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The Kastanienallee Avenue in Prenzlauer Berg – Portrait of a street, Chapter 1

I discovered Kastanienallee, an avenue with a certain fame for being modern, expensive and quite touristic, to the point where it is actually known as the “Casting-Allee”, by certain critics in reference to the almost catwalk nature of the area; a place to see and be seen.

read the full story