BERLIN – Checkpoint Charlie – Map

Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to a crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War, located at the junction of Friedrichstraße with Zimmerstraße and Mauerstraße.It was designated as the single crossing point for foreigners and members of the Allied forces. The other six checkpoints were for West Germans and/or West Berliners.The name Charlie came for the letter C in the NATO phonetic alphabet. Checkpoint Charlie became a symbol of the Cold War, representing the separation of east and west, and it is frequently featured in spy movies and books. The border-crossing point was removed in 1990, shortly before formal German reunification. A replica of the original building was rebuilt on the site in 2000, as a symbol of history and a curiosity for tourists.

Release Dates

2009, 2010, 2016

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 6
  • Coin Alloy Color: champagne
  • Coin Diameter: 35
  • Coin Thickness: 2
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: BERLIN
  • Country: Germany
  • Available: no
  • Location: BERLIN, Germany