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Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 2537250
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Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 2537250
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very tacky and poorly presented depiction - not really worth the time - get better info on the net - souvenir shop is full of garbage.

1  Thank Russell S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The checkpoint itself isn't really much to look at here. Lots of tourists were getting their photos taken with the sentry guard, but it didn't really amount to much. What we found fascinating was the narrative on the boards leading up to the checkpoint. We...More

1  Thank Legitum
Reviewed 6 days ago

Before my visit I hadn't heard of Check Point Charlie. The museum is bigger than I thought from the outside and very interesting. you can also buy pieces of the wall in the gift shop. I found the attempted escape stories most interesting. Again to...More

Thank MissPerfectionist
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is not laid out very well, it is very "text heavy", with huge amount of text to get through that I found difficult to read, the layout is confusing and the building is very hot!

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would rate it 0/5 if I could. Half of the museum was about checkpoint Charlie but the other half was about freedom in other parts of the world, e.g. What Gandhi did. Overall it was information overload. It's like they printed out sheets after...More

1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Money scam. Can't be called a real museum. Do yourself a favor don't waste your money. Just some random information. Its private project of the director. You're better off reading a Wikipedia page. On star rating is far too much. The Worst museum we ever...More

Thank bbovenbb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tourist trap is drawing on its name yet the inside was difficult to follow in an organized manner, difficult to read and overpriced for the entrance and the poor audio guides. The numbers on the audio guide cues were not in an easy to...More

1  Thank TravelingLynn_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was really interesting, artefacts that were used to escape from East Berlin, I believe it has grown considerably over the years, it is very definitely worth seeing

Thank chrissy50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go to this museum do not pay the extra euros for the audio as it is unnecessary; you can read everything in a English as you go along and there are headsets at strategic locations.

1  Thank Judith A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well checkpoint charlie is probably one of the most historical place in Berlin and they just turned it into a crappy dump. Honestly, there is nothing done to try and keep the memory of this place. Who in the world authorised the construction of a...More

1  Thank Jetrotteleglobe
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can
both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central
neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the
1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around
Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s,
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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Aidan C
Can you pay on the day or is it best to pre book. If so what's the best website. Thank you in advanced
31 January 2017|
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Response from MsWorldTravel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. No need to worry about that. On the other hand, the price is not worth the "experience". Anyway, it's your choice, Aidan. Good luck!
Jason V
How much time is needed to view the museum? So excited to visit Berlin.
21 August 2016|
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Response from Gemma H | Reviewed this property |
The checkpoint Charlie museum itself (paid entry one ) at least a couple of hours. I'd say a good hour to look at the visual timeline in the area & same again for topography of terrors which Is just around the corner. Would... More
Cathy M
Hi I had my official passport stamped in Checkpoint Charlie last summer. And now Im applying as an au pair in Luxembourg where theyre asking for all the copies of all the pages on it. When I read all the comments in the internet.. now Im having a feeling that I made a super stupid decision. Is there anybody here who got questioned and refused by the government officials because of that souvenir stamp?
9 March 2016|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
As far as I have heard it is not a legal stamp and could make entry to various countries difficult. They will at least query it