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Berlin Wall Museum (Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie)

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Address: Friedrichstrasse 43-45 | Checkpoint Charlie, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 2537250
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Interesting. Lots of old pictures showing the life before 1990. Important part of the history... a must be

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lodz, Poland
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Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlights of this museum are the examples of creatively designed cars, containing hidden departments to smuggle out refuges from the DDR, and the homemade flying machines. But there are way too much information in this museum, with text and pictures from floor to ceiling in every room. It would have taken days to read it all. Furthermore the museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome look back at the past. The nostalgic value of this place cannot be over-stated. A very rewarding experience. Highly recommended!

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Carrollton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son had a desire to visit the Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. I am glad we did. We walked throgh history, at first, sad but what we were seeing. And then, we finished it up on a happy note. It took us several hours, and I must say perhaps one day is not enough to be there...

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting. Lots of old pictures showing the life before 1990. Important part of the history... a must be

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very Interesting. Historically significant information and dynamic presentation. A must see for Cold-War history buffs. Dramatic stories and the devices for their success or failure on display. Good job in multi-lingual presentation of information. The museum needs serious updating utilizing modern museum techniques and forms of information presentation. Many of the critical presentations have been damaged by visitors touching exhibits... More 

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very informative and interesting museum, situated beside the now Checkpoint Charlie. After getting warned off by tour guides beside us who noticed us falling into the trap of interacting with the kids who were begging, we paid heed and kept hold of our wallets and proceeded inside where the staff fought a long constant battle against said... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 17 January 2017 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 13 January 2017 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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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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