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“Too crammed”

Mauermuseum - Checkpoint Charlie
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Ranked #117 of 818 things to do in Berlin
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an exhibit of instruments people used to escape.
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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“Too crammed”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

There is just too much to see and read, in a series of crammed rooms. Very interesting photos, information and artifacts, but could do with modernising, thinning and better layout. Outside, the actors dressed as Russian and American guards at checkpoint barrier who charge for posing for photos seem to demean what was a chilling chapter in Berlin's history.

Visited April 2014
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“Not value for money”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

About 25% of the display is interesting. But there's just too much of it displayed in a very haphazard manner. Not worth the 12.50 euro admission and can get very very busy.

Visited July 2014
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“Very informative”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Lots to do and see. There are countless rooms with lots to read and learn about the Berlin wall, the east and life under the regime.This is a good place to visit if it is raining as you will be in there a long time.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Informative but messy layout.”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

The museum has some really interesting information but needs an edit. There is just 1. so much information (all of it displayed in four different langauges) 2. on every topic somewhat related to Berlin and the Cold War 3. on every possible wall space. Much if this information is available in other places in the city, in better displays free of charge. They really need to find their niche of information (e.g the escapee techniques & profiles and wall artefacts) and maybe have a rotating exhibition for the other materials. Until they do this I would suggest travellers visit the free museums or sites.

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“Lest we become to complaisant!!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

There is so much information here that your eyeballs begin to melt down.

But we forget how recently citizens of East Germany and East Berlin risk everything to escape the Soviet state to the West.

Some of the stories are astonishing and amazing. What would we do, in similar circumstances?

The museum is a little pricey but worth it.

Visited June 2014
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