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Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am 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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Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Borough)
+49 30 2537250
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Reviewed yesterday

I liked this museum a lot! It was so interresting to see all the ways the people tried to escape from east to west. Also the sign "You are leaving the American sector" was nice to see. Tickets were a bit expensive though.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive museum (around 20 Euros with audio guide, photo permit sold separately). This is the first time a museum asked for my passport and put a hold in it in case I don't return the audio guide, I am sure there are better ways for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dont bother. It's a random assortment of stuff, no structure, cant make sense of it. A waste of time & money. Some of the exhibits could be interesting - if put together in any sort of organised way.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 242mattm242
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must be the most disorganized museum where I’ve ever been. The countless small rooms are like a labyrinth and you never know where to go next. There is so much information that you get exhausted before you reach the halfway. Many of the things...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wippee123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s like someone just put up posters in their house and started collecting and adding rooms. Which is basically what did happen here. Amazing stories of the wall, escapes, the ripple effect in Europe of the Wall and the end of the Wall.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tonyav124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...But struggles from across the world recorded at this fascinating and engaging museum. We particularly enjoyed the stories recorded of the people that tried, sometimes succeeded and sometimes failed in their bids to escape East Berlin. Told without particular bias visitors are left to make...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BrianB222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walls are covered with interpretation in four languages so it can look a bit word heavy. However I enjoyed the human stories rather than the dry historical facts. Reading and seeing photos about people who had made it to the west was really fascinating.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GailDsn
Reviewed 11 February 2019

The museum is actually larger than it looks and you can easily spend 2 hours in it. It's a must stop to understand and try to visuallize the situation as if you were almost there 70+ years later. Some rooms will show you how resourceful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank robertthomas10
Reviewed 18 January 2019

We found the museum a little unorganized and not well kept. Also too many unplanned souvenir shantys outside the museum. We enjoyed taking snaps with the fake Americans outside on the street. But appreciate the artifacts collected and displayed in the musuem. Honestly theres not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank VLimaye
Reviewed 14 January 2019 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
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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