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Mauermuseum - Checkpoint Charlie

Friedrichstr. 43-45 | Checkpoint Charlie, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2537250
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Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an exhibit of instruments people used to escape.
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  • Average23%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Friedrichstr. 43-45 | Checkpoint Charlie, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2537250
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting Berlin, one of the most highlights is Checkpoint Museum (also called Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie), which is just around the corner to the actual sight of Checkpoint Charlie. It well documented the period (13th Aug 1961-09th Nov 1989) how the border stopped the families,...More

Thank Madona0035
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is right next to the actual Checkpoint Charlie and has lots of displays and information. However, it needs better maintenance. Many of the visual display points had no headphones, and where they were present many had no sound. Even some displays were showing signs...More

Thank HJPinBeds
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This place Check Point Charlie like a circus. The old original Checkpoint Charlie was destroyed when the reunification tore down the Berlin Wall in the late 80s. The small guard house and sign are all replicas. There is a private check point Charlie museum on...More

Thank donnaannharris
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Awful. I suppose you need to go to see it if you're in Berlin but unlike anywhere else we visited it was very poorly presented, had no real information, was very tacky in a rather run down area and really was just a place to...More

1  Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This place was not worth the time or money. I would not recommend the museum or Checkpoint Charlie to anyone--it was just a tourist trap. I expected so much more!

Thank Lancealot13
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was my second visit to this museum with more than 10 years in between. On that previous visit I thought "very interesting and impressive, but really dirty and in need of an update". When I recently returned I first noticed the super modern shop...More

Thank Marichan X
Reviewed 29 October 2017

It was an over priced big disappointment. Not very well thought out or laid out. It was basically like reading print outs from Wikipedia put up on the walls, which you could do from the comfort of your own home. I will be advising friends...More

Thank Paul-Chadwick1000
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Mixed emotions: questions lingers of why and how. This is quiet historical and will be interestingly clever to feed for people who are in depth root of loving history..this attraction may not be very sceneric,however, it is very informative!

1  Thank Joana Marie D
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We didn't bother with the museum as we'd heard how bad it was but we wanted to see Checkpoint Charlie. This was a total mock up and tourist gimmick with inaccurate information. Fake Checkpoint building, fake uniforms, fake soldiers, charges of 3 euros for a...More

2  Thank Joanna63
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing speciale and u have to pay i u want a picture With the guard..and lots of people. Nothing speciel.

2  Thank Kim R
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
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
I would encourage you to try and fit in both the Topography of Terror and the Museum at Check Point Charlie. Each gives a good summary of different eras of Berlin's and Germany's history. The former is all about the Nazi... More