Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

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Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie was German's only Cold War border crossing that permitted foreigners to pass through between 1961 and 1990. Though it once represented the separation of East and West Germany, this spot is now just one of the city's many tourist attractions. The checkpoint achieved mythological status because residents of the city were not allowed to use it. Look for the famous "You Are Now Leaving the American Sector" sign. This iconic marker of the past is one of the most photographed spots in the city. Nearby, you can explore the exhibits of a private museum dedicated to the checkpoint and various Berlin Wall memorabilia. To visit Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie and other attractions in Berlin, use our Berlin trip planner.
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  • Visited with my 2 boys 12 and 9 and even if there is not a lot to see it shows how Berlin was separated and there are some pictures showing the point through time. There was a small exhibition...  more »
  • Literally a box in the middle of a road with some sandbags either side and 2 guys standing there with G.I. uniforms on coaxing you to take a photo with them for 10 euro a pop. Tourist trap 101. Stay.....  more »
  • Detailed history. Curatorial vision gets a bit jumbled on top floor with a wide cross section of human rights issues, but powerful stories about the Wall. Jam packed displays due to multi-lingual presentation (I remember English, French, German, and possibly others)
  • One could spend all day in here to really read everything and take in the true impact of the stories and the emotions that fueled them. You've been warned, if you don't like to read or not a fan of history, give this a miss. But if you do have the time and patience and are in search of Cold War history, my friend you CANNOT miss this and please give it the time it deserves. Absolutely AMAZING stories of human courage, ingenuity, and perseverance. Much thanks to its founder, R.I.P.

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