The Berlin Wall Foundation organizes events and provides digital offers on Checkpoint Charlie and its history. At the world-famous historic site, traces of border installations, the GDR border crossing and the Allied checkpoint have been almost completely removed today.
At the Site
The former GDR border crossing point has been demolished and is now almost completely built over. The barracks of the Allied checkpoint were lifted away in June 1990 in an official ceremony during the 2+4 negotiations in Berlin. Today, a control hut can be seen here, although it is a replica built by the Mauermuseum/Haus am Checkpoint Charlie in 2000.
At the site you will currently find various commemorative signs and temporary information offerings that are not in the responsibility of the Berlin Wall Foundation: The BlackBox Kalter Krieg and an extensive construction fence exhibition provide insights into the history of the site and its connections to the history of Cold War. The new memorial sight is intended to transform these temporary offerings into a modern, long-term form.
At the historical site, a panel discussion took place on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the standoff at Friedrichstrasse on October 27, 2021. Experts discussed the background of the conflict and its role during Cold War. Was it just saber-rattling with media effect or was the world on the brink of a new war?
You can watch the event on our YouTube channel (in German).