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Berlin Wall Museum (Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie)

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Address: Friedrichstr. 43-45 | Checkpoint Charlie, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 2537250
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an...

Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an exhibit of instruments people used to escape.

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Lots of info but confusing

On the plus side there is lots of information in various different languages and some enlightening interesting stories about people in Berlin and the ingenious ways they managed... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Interesting information on the boards and a very small piece of the Berlin Wall but open air with a cafe on-site (??). Again, confused Berlin and not sure what the city is trying to do here. Either create a place of rememberance or make it a tourist trap. This has gone the latter way. And beggars / mute petition children... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Plenty to read in many languages, but hard to follow. I am sure that there is some interesting information there but lost all inclination after about half an hour, and with no seats and fed up of reading abandoned it. The biggest waste of money!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Most of the WWII memorials will be sobering to visit. The Berlin Wall was no different. However, the wall provided a greater context for the history surrounding the post-war age. Traditionally, we are not taught about the occupation of Berlin by the British, French, Americans, and Russians. Therefore, the Wall Museum provided a much needed lesson in history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

On the plus side there is lots of information in various different languages and some enlightening interesting stories about people in Berlin and the ingenious ways they managed to cross the wall. But because there is no sense of order it is actually quite difficult to follow the timeline and get your head around the main points. Good to visit... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure I would really call this a museum. It definitely hasn't been curated in any organised fashion. I think there are a few interesting stories there but it's such a mess and hard to deduce the point of some of the information. It seems more like a labour of love rather than a careful curated museum. If you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is well worth a vIsit you see what is left of the Berlin Wall with a garden of information and memorials. There is also a museum opposite with interesting testimony and a tower to see all the area. Again this was free. Further back down the road there is a bookshop which also had an educational area showing video... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Here you won't find so many pieces of the wall, as you could find at East Side Gallery, but on the other hand, you can have much more information about the split of Berlin in two. It's near Checkpoint Charlie, easily reachable by subway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Avoid the Museum at all costs, The Museum was to busy, there was no room to move in the museum, therefore unable to look at any of the items on display, we left after 20 mins. Visit the two guys on Portsdam Platz, this two guys will tell you more about the Berlin wall free of Charge, or for a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The museum shows some interesting stories, of course, but there is TOO MUCH information and there isn't a script (or signs) to guide the visitor. So, it becomes a totally random experience. Also, the space is limited. Then you have to squeeze yourself all the time, while struggling to get information.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Probably the most chaotic museum I have ever visited. There doesn't seem to be any chronological order, or logic to the lay out. It's endless room after room with little in the way of themes to help you understand the history. The displays are in bad condition and some are so high up the wall that you cant actually read... More 

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