Friday, October 3, 2014

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany

Berlin - Checkpoint Charlie 1961
FriedrichstraBe (Checkpoint Charlie) heute
(Frederick Street (Checkpoint Charlie) today)

This is postmarked in 2013 with a Germany 'Queen Nefertiti' stamp

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Checkpoint Charlie (or "Checkpoint C") was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.

Checkpoint Charlie has become a major tourist attraction in Berlin. An open-air exhibit was opened during the summer of 2006. Gallery walls along the streets Friedrichstra├če and Zimmerstra├če show information on escape attempts, how the checkpoint was expanded, and its significance during the Cold War.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2013
Treasures of German Museums
Egyptian Queen Nefertiti 58

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