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Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

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Address: Friedrichstr. 43-45, 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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Huge museum

You really need A LOT of time to do this museum justice - there are so many exhibits to take in and see. Gave an insight of how people tried to cross the Berlin Wall. There... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

You really need A LOT of time to do this museum justice - there are so many exhibits to take in and see. Gave an insight of how people tried to cross the Berlin Wall. There was a lot of repetition in the exhibits. Some ingenious methods of escaping East Berlin were displayed. I am sure that you could read... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pros: amazing stories of escape and human ingenuity in finding ways to do so. Personal favourite was seeing the actual hot air balloon used by the families who escaped from East to West. Cons: poorly maintained throughout, bizarre layout as displays are non chronological which is really confusing. TONS to read, no interactivity at all so no good for young... More 

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Copper Mountain, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and full of information. A little cramped, as it in located on the original rooms used by the press and helpers to watch over east Berlin

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum follows the history of the Berlin Wall from the causes of its construction to its destruction. Designed to cover various aspects of the wall history from art to anecdotes to artefacts .... there's a lot of info and it can be a bit overwhelming as not always clearly presented. Apart from that we enjoyed it and learned lots... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of information to read but also a lot to see. It was interesting to see what people used to try to escape. Tastefully done.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mauermuseum is an important part of every tourists itinerary! I have been there with my daughters who were so astonished and also perplexed ! The museum meanders a bit between a few buildings but keeps you enthralled with the history of the Berlin Wall and of course, the many attempts to escape to freedom ! Without giving anything away... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Berlin is a spectacular city, my nine year old son is homeschooled and learned about the wall, communism, Hitler's reign and many other interesting facts about Berlin, Germany. It wasn't all educational, we also spent a day at the Mall of Berlin and I must say it is a pretty amazing place to shop. People in Berlin are very friendly... More 

Thank Gracelyn D
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice 2 hour spent in the evening before my train when all other museums are closed. Perfect if you love reading, else it may seem boring. Lots of info on the wall itself, escape stories, NATO, etc. A little pricy (9.5 euro with student discount, not covered by museum pass), and although I didn't use it I don't... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is huge. It covers the history around the wall, but also other topics, such as other human rights efforts (e.g. Martin Luther King, Ghandi) and other World War II topics, such as Raoul Wallenberg saving the Jews of Budapest. Surprisingly, there isn't a lot of information about building the wall itself. There are excellent displays on how some... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of interesting places round this area. parts of rhe wall and a area that showw the history of the wall and about the people who tried to escape

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