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Bit naff to be fair

I was quite looking forward to this place however it was a bit touristy and naff. You get charged for a photo however there are better attractions close by.

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Pattingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was quite looking forward to this place however it was a bit touristy and naff. You get charged for a photo however there are better attractions close by.

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Dublin Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As you as going to be in Berlin anyway you won't be able to avoid going but will be left disappointed as it really is an undisguised tourist trap.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Checkpoint Charlie is a must see when you're visiting Berlin. The guards provide a great photo opportunity for a few euros. The surrounding area is littered with signs informing you of historical facts.

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to go, just to get a sense of how ridiculous it all seems now. Go in the museum there and prepare to be shocked at how the Wall came to be and how Berlin was divided up in 1961. Thought I knew all about it until I went there; very humbling

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant to see checkpoint Charlie and learn about the wall. Shame it has become quite commercial. On the road leading up to checkpoint Charlie you can see where the old Berlin Wall stood; there are bricks in the ground marking it. This is really interesting and gives you a sense of where checkpoint Charlie was in relation to the wall... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I suppose a visit to Berlin is not complete without a stop at Checkpoint Charlie, but of all the tourist spots we visited during our week there, this was the least impressive. People paying to have their picture taken with a couple of fake soldiers standing at the checkpoint. A typical tourist trap.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Beware it can get very busy at peak times and I wouldn't recommend driving! There is a u bahn stop right next to the checkpoint so it is very convenient. Apart from a guardhouse and sign there is very little left here. The wall museum (Mauer Museum) right next door is well worth a visit. You... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the landmarks of Europe's 20th century. There is still some cold war, divided Europe flavor in the air yet not sure how lively that can be presented nowadays at all. The museum helps in this and I would advise to visit it together with the checkpoint itself.

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Conisbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, just to see the famous checkpoint, a very busy place with remnants of the wall near by, very good museum near by, that is a must to visit, on the whole an area steeped in history that will never be forgotten

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok, its a tourist trap for sure. Get a picture taken with the "soldiers". Actors really but be prepared to pay. Its not free. They will stamp your passport for a 5EU fee. Take it for what it is, but never forget the history on this street.

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