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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
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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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The Berlin Wall Museum is another interesting museum but, IMHO, not a must see. It would be especially interesting for history buffs with a specialized interest in the Cold War... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Berlin Wall Museum is another interesting museum but, IMHO, not a must see. It would be especially interesting for history buffs with a specialized interest in the Cold War. The museum could benefit from a good update.

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Chicago, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps it's interesting. But I wouldn't know because I couldn't stop sneezing in the first two rooms and left after a few minutes. There were huge groups of students and tourists and the air was insufferable. There is no air circulation and dust made it impossible to have decent air quality. I wasted money on entrance to the place (thankfully... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very informative museum and gives you lots of interesting information on the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall very good for all ages to follow we hired the audio guides which made it so easy to follow

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a tourist magnet so easy to find when you are at the checkpoint Charlie area. Many information about the cold war, Politic in the time of DDR and so on we can learn here. Also how the East Berliner people smuggling or run from East to West to find a better life. This place for sure need... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit this site with your children. It is a good reminder of a lesson in history that needs to be learned. Our teenagers appreciated a history lesson coming to life.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to which makes this memorial worth seeing. Busy place though with it being right at a junction and a McDonald's right next to it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlights of this museum are the examples of creatively designed cars, containing hidden departments to smuggle out refuges from the DDR, and the homemade flying machines. But there are way too much information in this museum, with text and pictures from floor to ceiling in every room. It would have taken days to read it all. Furthermore the museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

What an awesome look back at the past. The nostalgic value of this place cannot be over-stated. A very rewarding experience. Highly recommended!

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Carrollton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My son had a desire to visit the Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. I am glad we did. We walked throgh history, at first, sad but what we were seeing. And then, we finished it up on a happy note. It took us several hours, and I must say perhaps one day is not enough to be there...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting. Lots of old pictures showing the life before 1990. Important part of the history... a must be

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Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s, rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a carefree life here. An old hospital even became a hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today you can still find the best kebabs in town and many underground clubs, but a lot has changed as well. The hospital has been transformed into an art center, and increasingly you will find new urban cafés, restaurants and designer shops. Rising housing prices and gentrification threaten the spirit of this area along the Spree River, but the neighbourhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.
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