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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
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I have always heard about Checkpoint Charlie and have seen it in movies, but it was nice to see it in person. What is there now is not the original, but a rebuilt version and it... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Makadi Bay, Egypt
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated in the middle of a main road surrounded by offices and restaurants this in my opinion had lost its historic authenticity as a consequence, you probably should come and see it so you can say you have been but lower your expectations

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always heard about Checkpoint Charlie and have seen it in movies, but it was nice to see it in person. What is there now is not the original, but a rebuilt version and it is a tourist stop where you can take photos. You have to be careful since it is right in the middle of a busy... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Berlin they have done a great job to keep alive the memory of the wall in a sober but still very effective manner. The exception is checkpoint Charlie. I found it ridiculous: if you pay some money, you can take a picture with two fake soldiers (often smoking or checking mobiles) carrying American flags. All around you can find... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the history of the Cold War so you must visit. The outside exhibition is free and interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While showing many methods used by East Germans to escape to the West, the museum also documents the Cold war from 1945 -1990. There is a lot to read but there are also a number of very informative videos in English. I found this aspect of the museum more interesting than the escape methods which seemed to be placed randomly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Checkpoint Charlie is a must if you visit Berlin. It can be a little busy at times, but it's two blocks away from the actual wall. It's a good sliver of international history in one spot. *Also, bring your passport. There is a souvenir counter that will stamp retro stamps in your passport. Don't do the one on the actual... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic to pose for a photo with the officer at Checkpoint Charlie, but for museum lovers there are better options in Berlin.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checkpoint Charlie is located in Mitte area where East-West Berlin in the past meet. It has lots of history because it's a symbol of the separation between West-East Europe specially Germany and Berlin after World War II. The name given to Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991). Nothing much to see... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 'museum' is very, very badly put together. The content - cold war, the terror of the wall, the ingenuity of people trying to flee - is of course very worth while taking notice of, a crossroads in history if you will. But in Haus am Checkpoint Charlie it seems like the curator (if any even involved...) threw all the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was very interesting and much larger than I expected. There is a lot of information to read and many displays.

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