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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  • Staged x tourist, the Museum a little better but certainly not to be missed in Berlin. Famous past lives but today is disappointing
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  • Not really wort the time, and it isn't even in the original location. If you must see it, jusgt take a quick detour pas it when you are visiting the area.  more »
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  • The museum is potentially one of the greatest. The amount of objects, pictures, description is huge, almost overwhelming. I give 5 star for the precious encapsulation of such a piece of history. However this great amount of material is poorly organized. They need a good curator. A lot of things laid out sometimes without any sort of criteria. I spent 3 hours there, really enjoyed but maybe even too much in little space. Worst of the worse, the audio guide (used the Italian, maybe the English is a little better) the number / rooms of the audio guide would describe something that was in another room 😂 then you exit directly on the street so you can potentially take the audio guide (which is an ipod) with you. I went back in to drop it and told the lady the issue and that they should implement security, she was so surprised... 😮
  • Place is too hyped. Too much text, and it seems to me, that very little has been updated since I visited 19 years ago. They charge for allowing tourists to take pictures of the exhibition. There seems to be little or no air conditioning, and the only thing that has been given any thought into customer experience, seems to be the gift shop. Furthermore someone, claiming to be deaf roamed the museum, trying to collect money. Clearly nothing official, but neither that, nor the photography clearance, seemed to be monitored in any way.
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