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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  • We visited around 1pm. At that moment it was not super busy. We made a couple more passes over the next couple of days, and so we saw times when it was crazy packed, and other times when it was... 
    We visited around 1pm. At that moment it was not super busy. We made a couple more passes over the next couple of days, and so we saw times when it was crazy packed, and other times when it was...  more »
  • Nice to see, but nowadays hard to imagine how this place was during the cold war. Just the pictures and moquettes are likely not enough to "feel" that. Still worth to pass by while making a city walk. 
    Nice to see, but nowadays hard to imagine how this place was during the cold war. Just the pictures and moquettes are likely not enough to "feel" that. Still worth to pass by while making a city walk.  more »
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  • An excellent museum. Visited here twice once in 1987 prior to the Berlin wall coming down and then in later years. It has not changed much and should not. What a great history lesson of humanitarian struggles through the war. Ukraine no doubt will have similar war museums in the coming years. This museum is a must see when in Berlin.
  • All was great except for the audio guide -impossible to locate the numbers for audio, no logical sequence in the story at all, no logical museum map. A good audio guided structure would improve the experience 100x.

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