Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Checkpoint Bravo sold for £37,600

Checkpoint Bravo has been sold at auction in Germany for more than £37,000

Checkpoint Charlie's lesser-known Cold War contemporary, Allied Checkpoint Bravo, has been sold at auction for the minimum bid price of 45,000 euros (£37,691) to an anonymous purchaser.

Berlin's Deutsche Grundstuecksauktionen AG auctioned the government-owned site.

It said the 3.7-acre property still has a building from the time it was used as a checkpoint for travellers between East Germany and West Berlin, but it is in such poor condition the site was sold as forest land.

Better-known counterpart Checkpoint Charlie was in central Berlin.

Checkpoint Bravo was the main highway crossing into south-western Berlin.

The property sold was the original checkpoint, which operated until 1969 when the road was moved.

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