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Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

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Address: Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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Checkpoint Charlie was very interesting. The museum wasn't a very good value and the giftshop was overpriced. Everything has been commercialized. The US "soldiers" in front of the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Checkpoint Charlie was very interesting. The museum wasn't a very good value and the giftshop was overpriced. Everything has been commercialized. The US "soldiers" in front of the Checkpoint charge for photos.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting but if history, wants to keen on the guards getting pictures kissing women but not men

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a kind of weird feeling that the point where you stand had huge significance in history. You could feel the tension if you look at the pictures around, it was the door to the freedom to whole bunch of people.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Potentially a great museum obviously a very interesting story. However Museum so disorganised and busy it lacks structure. So it's. disappointing. Not cheap we went to the DDR and the Wall Museum are much more informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the Checkpoint Charlie musuem - the first was back in 199`, not long after the Wall came down. It was moving then, and there is even more material now. The trouble is that there is so much to see, and although I find the slightly amateur presentation of the exhibits rather charming, I can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I personally resent walls, and I can't imagine how were the people of Germany able to put up with this hideous structure. That said, the museum serves as a very good witness as to why we should never tolerate isolationists; it demonstrates how the Berlin Wall "progressed" over the year in a very simple, to the point visual presentation. If... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As you can imagine, this is one of the things most tourists have in mind when they think of Berlin. Whilst it was good to go - so I can say I've been - there wasn't much to see particularly. There were a couple of guys in American uniforms manning the checkpoint who were happy for photos to be taken.... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is so much to read in this deceptively large museum but the stories of how people tried to escape from East Berlin left me awestruck. All the stories are moving and inspiring, reflecting the indomitable human spirit - just amazing. It's opposite the re-created Checkpoint Charlie, which is overwhelmed by the fast food restaurants around it, and looks like... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely not a museum for people with a short attention span! But as a history lover I thoroughly enjoyed walking around reading all the different bits of information. Some people have mentioned the museum is outdated, but I feel it adds to its charm. It's a complete information over load and some of it gets repeated. But I'd... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had visited Checkpoint Charlie to take photographs but on our last day in Berlin we had some spare time and a loose itinerary - so we decided to visit the museum. What a waste of time, though. Maybe two of the rooms were actually of any interest, but the admission fee plus additional cost for taking photographs made this... More 

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