Checkpoint Charlie Museum Tour
Aside from the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie is one of the most recognisable and enduring symbols of the Cold War and a lasting representation of the political unrest felt globally during this divisive and turbulent period in Germany’s history. On a visit to this site your students can understand a huge part of modern history which has shaped the lives of generations, including their own. Amongst the replica checkpoint booth and flags are the stones that document the route of the Berlin wall, allowing your students to better envision the scale of the Berlin Wall and the impact this would have had on generations just ahead of their own. Across from the position of the original checkpoint is a museum which documents the history of the Berlin wall and tells the story of its impact on those living in Berlin at the time including escape attempts, casualties and the political unrest at the time of the wall itself.