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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  • Do not miss the Checkpoint Charlie that for decades has been one of the steps between the two blocs. Must see also for creative ritual!
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  • Stopped here for a short while on a tour. Actual checkpoint is a replica but gives some sense of what it might have been like. Wasn't tempted by museum. Was tempted by the cafe on the corner for a 50c...  more »
  • The cage of Check Point Charle is ridiculed and trivialized: interesting and worth seeing is the Museum that does know the tragedy of the wall and the various tricks that were adopted to escape from East Berlin at the time of the GDR
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  • 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.
  • This place isn't really a museum but rather an unorganized archive. There is a lot of interesting exhibits there but they are scattered among boards filled with text and, occasionally, pictures. Some of the stories presented there are truly amazing, but it's really hard to find a path through the museum that would provide you with a consistent chronological narration. Some of the exhibits seem outdated and left unrevised for years. Parts of the exhibition are poorly prepared and out of place. All in all, the place would be worth a visit, was it not for a high admission price (14.50€). Audioguide is not included in the price of the ticket. You have to pay extra to take photos.
  • It is the most terrible Museum in the World. If you a reasonable and smart guy, don´t visit it. It´s dangerous, really. Think about you children and your health. It´s not a real museum. They only make money. That´s all. Believe me guys. You must pay 15,00 pro person and 5 Euro extra for Photo Permission. Don´t go here it´s terrible. I hope , you´ll read this massage.
  • Somebody printed a book and pasted it on the walls of this museum. There is no timeline or a plan. It is just a random old collection of information and artifacts of the wall. The price is way to high. I would give five euro for it. The museum about the cold war looked better and is better priced. Don't go here!
  • What experience! Here You can easily understand how tewrrible the situation was. Really well done museum. They should increase the available languages on the earphones guide.

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