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Mauermuseum - Checkpoint Charlie

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Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an exhibit of instruments people used to escape.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Friedrichstr. 43-45 | Checkpoint Charlie, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Borough)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting, some very good photographs with a lot of stories about people trying to escape from the East with various degrees of success. A bit repetitive. Larger than it looks, but a lot of the exhibits have nothing to do with Berlin or Germany for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 6 days ago

Checkpoint Charlie has a display on the Cold War which was a maddening time. The display serves as a harrowing reminder.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Philip G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 11-year-old son here and whilst there were some very interesting stories told, it was lacking a sense of order - there is SO MUCH information (not necessarily a bad thing) not especially well organised. My son was overwhelmed by how much there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Voyage587338
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is PACKED with stories and information. The main source of information is given through reading, so be ready to do lots of that. At the beginning, I tried to read everything and quickly realized for time sake and retaining information and interest I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the wall is important and vast - but the museum is vast, unstructured and unfocused and there was too much to read as in wall to text. I remember the wall coming down - so this section and the photography grabbed me...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charleygirl76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here and expected a nice museum guiding us through the history of the wall and checkpoint. We did not get that. In reality it was way too crowded. The information was not presented nicely and it was absolutely impossible to figure out the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peteralkjaersig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Checkpoint Charlie several times because my school was a block away. I heard so much about it the first time I was in Berlin. I went there and didn't understand why people flocked here. It's just a sign and people selling...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story of the Berlin Wall has a natural timeline, but this museum doesn't. Room after room of rambling, unstructured, over-narrated displays with way too much irrelevant text to read and little apparent order leaves you feeling thoroughly dissatisfied. yes, as you wander round you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 344JamesT344
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a lot of time to spend in a museum along with a huge interest in this subject then I definitely recommend going. But it was never ending and after a few rooms, we were museumed out! A lot of exhibits and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KSummerville
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good if you have many hours to spend. A huge space with artifacts and information on the period from 1945 to present. Rooms go on and on. A good presentation on the ongoing fights for freedom around the world. A lot to read. 4 languages,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
I would encourage you to try and fit in both the Topography of Terror and the Museum at Check Point Charlie. Each gives a good summary of different eras of Berlin's and Germany's history. The former is all about the Nazi... More
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