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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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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lloydminster, Canada
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Babak G
Lloydminster, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 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 5 days ago NEW

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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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must when someone visits Berlin. I took friends that visited me and they just said "wow" and thanked me saying this was one of the high lights of their short trip here.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If one want to learn about what the former East Berliners went through to escape to freedom and the prices that were paid, this is a must place to visit. Entry price is reasonable . Located next to the famous entry point to East Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie museum offers the visitors a tremendous array of information which both educational and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You can see all tricks used by the eastern's German to escape to the West. Many information which make reflect how important is freedom and that any regime is horrible for the people that can't really choose to be free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Designed up in the old press post on the border crossing of the Berlin Wall, the Museum is completely filled with displays and information about the Berlin Wall, it was very interesting and for €12.50 is definitely worth visiting. Got a very good gift shop too

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum was OK, Checkpoint charlie was a bit of farce, as old German guys dressed in US soldiers garb were charging 4.5 Euros to take photos with them. The area could do a better job to reserve the history there. But ll in ll, a place worth to visit...

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