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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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  • This is a tourist trap and to be honest not really worth visiting. There's an unsightly mcdonalds just next to it. I understand the place has historical importance but it's really been ruined. 
    This is a tourist trap and to be honest not really worth visiting. There's an unsightly mcdonalds just next to it. I understand the place has historical importance but it's really been ruined.  more »
  • While this border checkpoint played a pivotal place in the history of Berlin as it was divided by the wall now it's there just for the sake of tourists. While it is interesting to see and take the... 
    While this border checkpoint played a pivotal place in the history of Berlin as it was divided by the wall now it's there just for the sake of tourists. While it is interesting to see and take the...  more »
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  • Lots of information in text format but the presentation and layout could be so much better. Wall after wall of text and photographs. And adult with lots of time could probably learn a lot but the place was super crowed with school classes with teenagers, leaving the audio guide barely usable since the volume was too low, even on highest setting..
  • This museum disappointed me, it could do so much better. There are a few interesting things to see, but overall it just feels like someone printed out Wikipedia pages and put them on a wall. Tons of text, no real structure and many things not functioning properly (screens, lights). Save yourself the time and money and don't visit.

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