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Berlin Wall Museum (Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie)

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Address: Friedrichstr. 43-45 | Checkpoint Charlie, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 2537250
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an...

Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an exhibit of instruments people used to escape.

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Important, Interesting, but deserves new space and reorganization

The history of the wall is very interesting. The brave and creative striving for freedom is fascinating. children with adults guidance may enjoy the visit. The exhibition needs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Overpriced tickets compared to all the other museums we visited in the city during this trip. Note: do NOT pay extra for the audio tour. It's overlong and completely out of sync with what you're actually seeing. The pieces in the museum are numbered so you know what you're looking at compared to the audio, but some items are literally... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the wall is very interesting. The brave and creative striving for freedom is fascinating. children with adults guidance may enjoy the visit. The exhibition needs new space and adaptation to nowadays standards.

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N Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its very easy to spend 1-2 hours here as the exhibits and the textual descriptions are very compelling. Each room you enter with stories of history, the wall and escapes all more fascinating than the previous. If you have a Berlin Welcome Card there is a discount on the entry fee. There is also an audio guide available. Checkpoint Charlie... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The audio guide was a bit confusing because upstairs the numbers jumped in order a bit ,but was a good interesting insight of the wall and those who escaped , well worth a visit

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour bus and got off at Checkpoint Charlie the army are there and if you want to take a photo with them you have to pay 3 Euro, unless you take one from the other side.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a haphazard corner opposite Checkpoint Charlie. A couple of wall pieces in the forecourt, and a mediocre museum inside. Surrounded by a McDonalds & KFC, the whole area just disappoints.

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Comox Valley, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You read and hear a lot of stories of what it was like back in those days that are not so far away but when you get to experience a place with this history gives you a different outlook on the positive and the negatives. I'm sure you will find it also very interesting.

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Thank wkuech
London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting information, all you need to know about this time in history. It also gave insight to what came before and what happened after. There were many artefacts to view including the cars people used to hide in to cross the border. This attraction isn't included in the Berlin museum ticket that allows entry to several museums - this... More 

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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the museum itself was a bit of a muddle and not particularly well laid out. There was the usual collection of artefacts but the true impact of this museum come out through stories of those who escaped.

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Placentia, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited East Berlin and was SO moved! Have remembered that experience ever since! Was SO looking forward to visiting this museum and having some questions answered and learning more...especially bios of the people who were killed trying to cross the border, various attempts, and more. I'm so disappointed! Actually, I'm beyond disappointed. I am truly heart-broken! Truly heart-broken!

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