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Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

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Address: 43-45 Friedrichstrasse, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 2537250
09:00 - 22:00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Half an hour. Worth ticking the box but not if in a rush.

My wife and I visited here at the weekend. It's obviously a "must see" and important part of Berlin's history but it wasn't really a highlight of our trip. We had a look around... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited here at the weekend. It's obviously a "must see" and important part of Berlin's history but it wasn't really a highlight of our trip. We had a look around and had our photos taken with some guys dressed in US Army clothing and holding flags (3 euros per person for the privilege of a few... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wasn't impressed from this Museum.. its was so mainstream and full of information that for me were unnecessary.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Checkpoint Charlie has a lot of history and some great informational parts to it along the route from the Berlin wall to the checkpoint. The actual checkpoint is is a major tourist trap and I would recommend the Berlin Wall Memorial over the checkpoint if you don't have time for both.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is fascinating but there is tonnes of information which becomes a little too much, if truth be told. Tickets quite pricey too even with the Berlin Welcome Card discount. Gift shop fab, though!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit. A very thorough history of the era that once divided this city. Wheel chair access is not as good as it could be. Many interesting unique and compelling artefacts from the Cold War era. The museum is a little dated and the signage needs improving as you don't really know where to go first It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing place and what a first hand experience of the history. You cannot imagine how might encounter when you get to here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went past this on our walking tour ...the guide told us that it is not the real place the checkpoint was and that the people that work at the checkpoint stop are not real soldiers etc and he seemed to think that is was more what he referred to as the disney land area of the city ...he did... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great museum for information about the situation of berlin at the time with regards to who had control/how berlin operated etc. well worth a visit. could spend hours in the museum walking round the info on walls and all the extra exhibitions. quite cheap attration - 10 euro for student entry.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An important memoir of the cold war. Its a trip down memory lane to see the little white hut at the former border and the legendary sign telling that "You are leaving the American Sector". At the corner of Zimmerstrasse and Friedrichsstrasse you'll find a little free exhibition showing the development of the border through the years and the fate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite unbelievable that this was where the powers to be decided so many peoples lives, where families and friends were torn apart and it continued for nearly 30 years. The way it has been preserved with the close proximity of the museum and the various other remnants is a testament to Berlin, so many stories and a wealth of information.... More 

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