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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  • Us with your friends really liked this area of Berlin. Young, lively and high-rise ... many geometric shapes out of a lot of high-rise houses))) are worth a visit if you have already arrived in Berlin!
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  • Not much to see. Not much information. More of a take a couple of pictures and move on kind of deal. Probaly worth seeing while local but don't expect much.  more »
  • Pretty expensive museum for the area...€14.50pp. Was mostly large printed posterboards. Audio tour was difficult to follow as numbers are not sequential and most displays did not have a number to key ...  more »
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  • Admission is pretty expensive compare to other museum. Kind of confusing how they display things and hard to read... €14.50 pp and if you want to take photos €5 extra and if you want to get audio €5 extra.. I wish it was more organized...
  • I don’t write reviews (this is literally my first) but this museum angered me to the point in which I felt a review was necessary. Don’t go. This is the worst museum I have ever visited. Admission is over priced, information is not presented in a chronological, or logical, fashion. Not that you would want to take any pictures but, if you do, you need to purchase a photo pass. It should also be noted that this museum has NOTHING to do with Checkpoint Charlie. There was one board that mentioned Checkpoint Charlie; the remainder of the museum pertained to unrelated topics. Save your time and go elsewhere.
  • For €14.50 I expected a lot more but it is apparent the museum does not re-invest this Money into the upkeep of the exhibits and probably just Pockets the profit. The layout is highly confusing with no chronology to it. There is a myriad of text based prints all over the walls in some state of disrepair. Tv screens and headsphones don’t look like they have been updated since the 80s, the boards have holes in them and the general maintenance state is of low quality. On a positive, there is a lot of information to absorb if you are happy to read a LOT of text based exhibits. There is a good array of art work and a lot of good photographs from the time. Gift shop is good. They definately should start taking some of thei profit and reinvesting this in the museum as I won’t be coming again.
  • Terrible maintenance of the place and also, the content is basically a bunch of newspaper cuts and profiles descriptions that you can easily find in books and internet. The price is outrageous: 14,50 euros, which is not worthy at all.
  • This is one of the best museums I've ever been to. There is so much information on every single aspect of the cold war in Berlin, and you learn so much about how the country and capital was split and controlled, aswell as escape attempts and stuff. There is a great gift shop aswell, and a Starbucks across the street.
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