Hotels near Checkpoint Charlie
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Checkpoint Charlie, part of the Cold War that once divided Berlin, is now one of the city’s major tourist destinations. Checkpoint C, or Charlie, was a crossing point in the Berlin Wall that separated the city between east and west. With travel between the two parts of the city severely restricted for decades until 1989, the checkpoint was the site of tense, and even deadly encounters between soldiers and civilians. With the reunification of Germany, Checkpoint Charlie is now in a museum.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Checkpoint Charlie

Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre-West
Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre-West
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3.9
Kurfuerstenstrasse 78, Berlin
from $77
Come Inn Berlin Kurfürstendamm Opera
Come Inn Berlin Kurfürstendamm Opera
Kurfurstendamm 180, Berlin
from $55
Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
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4.5
Platz vor dem Neuen Tor 6, Berlin
from $112
Ellington Hotel Berlin
Ellington Hotel Berlin
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4.1
Nuernberger Str. 50-55, Berlin
from $79
Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin
Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin
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4.4
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, Berlin
from $125
Pestana Berlin Tiergarten
Pestana Berlin Tiergarten
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4.4
Stuelerstrasse 6, Berlin
from $84
Louisa's Place
Louisa's Place
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4.7
Kurfürstendamm 160, Berlin
from $122
Berlin Mark Hotel
Berlin Mark Hotel
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3.5
Meinekestr. 18-19, Berlin
from $58
Grand Hyatt Berlin
Grand Hyatt Berlin
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4.5
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, Berlin
from $180
NH Berlin Mitte
NH Berlin Mitte
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4.3
Leipziger Str. 106-111, Berlin
from $79
More About Hotels near Checkpoint Charlie...

Save on Transportation and Walk to the Museum

A short walk from the Checkpoint Charlie site is the newly refurbished Courtyard by Mariott Berlin-City Center. With comfortable rooms, museums and restaurants nearby, and easy access to public transportation, this hotel would be close to ideal, if not for the expensive and spotty Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi is free at the Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin. The hotel, with its stock exchange-themed décor, is in a quiet area but within walking distance to museums and shopping. Skip the over-priced breakfast.

The Berlin Mariott Hotel is a ten minute walk to Checkpoint Charlie and right on the Potsdamer Platz, a square with many shops, restaurants, and a lively nightlife. Ask for a room with a view of the city and you won’t be disappointed. Also mention whether you want a room with a bathtub, otherwise it’s shower-only. 

For a relatively small upgrade at the Meliá Berlin you’ll get complimentary breakfast, evening drinks, and even better, a room on the 7th floor with a view of the River Spree. This Spanish-owned hotel features a tapas restaurant and is a 15-20 minute walk to the museums and 2 minutes from the train station.

A Piece of History

A replica of Checkpoint Charlie stands where the original stood, as part of a large open-air exhibit on the Berlin Wall. There are lots of tourist shops and photo ops, usually for a few Euros. Nearby is the small, privately-run, Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, which for just over 12 Euros provides a tremendous amount of history about the Cold War and Berlin. It's a bit of an information overload though and gets very stuffy on hot days.

If you must see the original Checkpoint Charlie it’s further out at the Allied Museum in the Zehlendorf district. Accessible by public transit, it doesn’t have much to see but is free of charge.

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