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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
Phone Number: +49 30 2537250
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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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Very interesting and informative

This is well worth a vIsit you see what is left of the Berlin Wall with a garden of information and memorials. There is also a museum opposite with interesting testimony and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is well worth a vIsit you see what is left of the Berlin Wall with a garden of information and memorials. There is also a museum opposite with interesting testimony and a tower to see all the area. Again this was free. Further back down the road there is a bookshop which also had an educational area showing video... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you won't find so many pieces of the wall, as you could find at East Side Gallery, but on the other hand, you can have much more information about the split of Berlin in two. It's near Checkpoint Charlie, easily reachable by subway.

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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid the Museum at all costs, The Museum was to busy, there was no room to move in the museum, therefore unable to look at any of the items on display, we left after 20 mins. Visit the two guys on Portsdam Platz, this two guys will tell you more about the Berlin wall free of Charge, or for a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum shows some interesting stories, of course, but there is TOO MUCH information and there isn't a script (or signs) to guide the visitor. So, it becomes a totally random experience. Also, the space is limited. Then you have to squeeze yourself all the time, while struggling to get information.

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South West
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the most chaotic museum I have ever visited. There doesn't seem to be any chronological order, or logic to the lay out. It's endless room after room with little in the way of themes to help you understand the history. The displays are in bad condition and some are so high up the wall that you cant actually read... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum. Much of the information was anecdotal and conveyed the experiences of normal Berliners living on either side of the wall during the cold war. The escape stories were fascinating and the information was well broken up with video reels, photos, related art pieces and artefacts connected to escape attempts. I liked that much of the... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The price was not worth it. Pros: Several languages explaining the significance of each piece Escape methods exhibit of the museum Cons: Crowded Overpriced Boring (and I'm interested in this topic) Suggestion: save your cash. Go to the museum's gift shop, take pictures of the section of the wall outside and the Checkpoint Charlie post (yes a tourist trap but... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in the evening when it was quiet, hoping to learn more about the wall and checkpoint Charlie. It is fair to say that the museum is not lacking in exhibits. In fact, that is the problem. There is too much, with no discernible timeline, and a complete lack of curation. It is a great shame, as there are... More 

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Rimini, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everybody must visit this place It was a border form american and russian parts Don't miss museum - it's worth it!!!!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this small attraction a couple of times. Well worth a visit, would recommend the audio tour. This place outlines how individual Germans risked their lives to escape to the west. Worth a visit a lot of information.

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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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