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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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Friedrichstr. 43-45 | Checkpoint Charlie, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2537250
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Reviewed yesterday

Checkpoint Charlie is a piece of history it is worth a short visit. The area around it has been set up as a tourist money making venture , but we ignored it and just concentrated on the history of the place. There were two guards...More

Thank Loobylou1963
Reviewed 3 days ago

Checkpoint Charlie was still there, although the soldiers were not genuine. It was humbling to be there to see the real thing.

Thank LL721
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a joke. Nothing is original, just bad imitations of what was really here prior to 1991. They've got two jokers out front charging two euros for photos and our tour guide warned us the area is one of the hottest spots in...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction was an insult to the American flag. The place was staffed by what looked like 2 guards in what I thought were American uniforms but on closer inspection they were just 2 Germans, drinking and smoking and getting there photos taken by Chinese...More

1  Thank JSVx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the must visit place in Berlin, You can take pictures with people dressed in military uniforms, One word of caution, you will see advertisements boards saying they can stamp your passport with the seals used during the cold war times, do...More

1  Thank Varadharajan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this museum thinking I would get a good overview of the history and impact of the wall, but it is so packed with written information, including stories of various level of importance, that it is impossible to focus. I even rented a...More

Thank Marina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was young when the wall went up. It's hard to imagine the start difference between East and West now that the wall has been down so long. This is a must stop on a tour of Berlin.

Thank Neal F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ah, nostalgia. I vividly recall passing through Checkpoint Charlie in March, 1962. The Wall had gone up seven months before, and members of our group had been told that if we wanted to visit East Berlin we should register at Checkpoint Charlie. When the three...More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit. Bit too much to read for kids but the displays are great ways for kids to see the reality of how desperate the measures were for fleeing west.

Thank IWh755
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, there is not a lot to see there any longer, yes, it is clearly a tourist trap, however, it is what it is and it is still a piece of history that you were either part of or read about in school. If you...More

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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