Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

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Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie was German's only Cold War border crossing that permitted foreigners to pass through between 1961 and 1990. Though it once represented the separation of East and West Germany, this spot is now just one of the city's many tourist attractions. The checkpoint achieved mythological status because residents of the city were not allowed to use it. Look for the famous "You Are Now Leaving the American Sector" sign. This iconic marker of the past is one of the most photographed spots in the city. Nearby, you can explore the exhibits of a private museum dedicated to the checkpoint and various Berlin Wall memorabilia. To visit Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie and other attractions in Berlin, use our Berlin trip planner.
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  • This is an iconic landmark in Berlin. Around the checkpoint itself there is a museum and plenty to read on the walls as well as places to eat and drink. Be careful as the right of way is not clear on ...  more »
  • This is one of those attractions it is nice to say you've seen it, but not really a great deal to see. The road is very busy with the old checkpoint in the middle of it. There is a queue to have your ...  more »
  • This was very disappointing as it is so much for the tourists to take photos & nothing more. It is very crowded with scammers & pick pockets so be very careful & keep wallets, handbags & mobiles in fr...  more »
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  • The museum is quite interesting, but rather dispersive. There is really really a lot of information, but sometimes not so much relevant, and in some cases very long to read. You risk to get lost, and miss what is really interesting, among so much stuff and so many posters on the wall. The collection is nevertheless interesting, and I believe it is worth a visit, when you come for the ritual picture at Check Point Charlie.
  • A lot of information in every single inch of the walls of the museum. Breathtaking stories of the ones who manage to escape and the ones that helped them. I learn about Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg, a true hero. If they can manage to improve the ventilation on a hot day, will deserve the 5 stars.
  • So interesting!! Historical, a lot of info and exhibits not just WW2 but other world conflicts since that time. Quite congested. On several floors. Some font on information plates is too small so can be difficult to read but overall pretty good! Audio packs available but info on plates is in several languages including English.
  • Well... there are many untrue thing about other countries shown there. so please make sure before you try to change the future with things you are not sure about. I felt that I spent my time and also my money to buy the tickets for invaluable thing.
  • The exhibit does cover a lot of history but arguably too much. No interaction what so ever just boards with lots of writing on. There's no continuity, content just seems to be thrown wherever. There's very little actually exhibited. What's written and shown also seems to be biased towards the original director of the museum and his friends. There are many museums in Berlin which can teach you about the history of the wall in a much more interesting way.
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