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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  • I suppose when you visit Berlin this is on the bucket list - so on our four day visit to Berlin with friends we did just that. Not a lot to look at as such - a small hut, some sandbags in the middle.....  more
    I suppose when you visit Berlin this is on the bucket list - so on our four day visit to Berlin with friends we did just that. Not a lot to look at as such - a small hut, some sandbags in the middle.....  more »
  • We are on our first visit to Berlin, and thought this was one of the historical places we had to visit. Interesting place with a lot of turists. The checkpoint had some writing and a picture inside... 
    We are on our first visit to Berlin, and thought this was one of the historical places we had to visit. Interesting place with a lot of turists. The checkpoint had some writing and a picture inside...  more »
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  • The museum was a little pricey, but if you are looking for a great way to kill several hours while in Berlin and have an interest in history it is great. The museum was very large it did not contain as many artifacts as having pictures and lots of text, but I found it very enjoyable and they have displays which go into other conflicts such as the Korean War. Also an amazing gift shop. I highly recommend for those interested in history!!
  • the souvenir shop as seen in the photographs is awesome, the museum is a joke. fifteen bucks (another additional five for a less-than-useful audio guide) for a couple of rooms filled with enough script to simply publish a book for the same price at the door. the whole exhibition is very outdated.

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