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Berlin Wall Museum (Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie)

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Address: Friedrichstr. 43-45 | Checkpoint Charlie, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 2537250
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an...

Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an exhibit of instruments people used to escape.

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I really liked the museum. It had lots of stories from people who tried to escape the wall which linked to a documentary on Netflix about the different escapes. If you have a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very touristic place. On the former spot of the border, there are now some actors dressed in soldiers and they are there so that you can take photos with them (ATTENTION, they may ask you for money).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really liked the museum. It had lots of stories from people who tried to escape the wall which linked to a documentary on Netflix about the different escapes. If you have a Berlin welcome card, which gives you unlimited use of the transport, then you get a discount on the entry cost. We didn't worry about a tour or... More 

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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Check Point Charlie is a "must see" yet disappointing in its presentation. Can't really say you have been to Berlin unless you go there but very touristry made worse by actor soldiers. Nonetheless there is a buzz about the place, a museum of sorts and scraps of the wall

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum presents a lot of information where one can learn about Berlin's history, and indeed European history, including the run up to the wall being built, during the period where Germany was two separate nations, and how re-unification came about. However, the information is often poorly-presented and hard to follow e.g. it's not clear which way around you should... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had a ton of information with plenty of facts, pictures and short videos. Very little seating so can get tiring walking around. The information is presented in a rather dry manner, few children would enjoy, does have an excellent shop which you can visit without entering the museum.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't really know why this is a tourist destination. As you can see from the pics it is just a shack in the middle of a busy road. However the actors "soldiers" are friendly enough, so long as you are happy to give them a tip for a photo

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Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see while in Berlin. There are many tourist from all over the world and the area is quite busy. Once there, head to the "guards" and get your passport stamped. They will stamp an entire page in your passport and you will pay like five bucks but it is well worth it.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this museum to be interesting in a way but not esencial to a visit to Berlin. The information presented was not well organized and overwhelming. I found it to be too commercialized, to the point that there were two "soldiers" in uniform costume at the guard house replica that were charging 3 euros to take a picture with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum with lots of displays about the Berlin Wall and its history. It does get a bit overwhelming with the amount of displays and it is a bit of a rabbit warren. The parts about wars in other eras while interesting is a bit superfluous.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is true, this museum is somewhat disorganized. On the first floor there is a story to read, but it isn't apparent at first where the story is going to take you. The fact is, the museum is chock full of history and historical relics from the time of the Berlin Wall, and is a labour of love. If you... More 

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Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s, rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a carefree life here. An old hospital even became a hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today you can still find the best kebabs in town and many underground clubs, but a lot has changed as well. The hospital has been transformed into an art center, and increasingly you will find new urban cafés, restaurants and designer shops. Rising housing prices and gentrification threaten the spirit of this area along the Spree River, but the neighbourhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.
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