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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  • Great museum about the history off the wall. Its very cool that they have a lot of the original stuff displayed The audiotour is not worthy at all, since is not in order with the museum and...  more »
  • This holds probably more for me than other people, I went through this checkpoint when it was active in 1988 and 1989 to get to the east. It has drastic changes and looks nothing like the 80s...  more »
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  • 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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