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"Checkpoint Charlie Museum" Checkpoint Charlie Tip by Colzy

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin: 171 reviews and 291 photos

  A picture and sculpture displayed in CC museum
by Colzy

There are two reasons why i reccomend visiting this museum in the morning. Firstly, because there is quite often a queue so ts better to arrive early to avoid the crowd. Secondly, there is so much information that it is better to read the small text displayed on the walls with fresh eyes than tired ones after having spent a day visiting other sights in Berlin.

The information contains fascinating accounts of the history of the wall itself, the operation of the American Checkpoint Charlie as well as details of many escape attempts, both the triumphant successes and the tragic faiulres. There is also a section of the museum that is devoted to anti-war leaders, an exploration of fascist leaders from many other nations and a short section on world religions.

All in all a great museum that is worth the admission price even though I still think its a bit steep 9.50 Euro. Also I was there in summer and the ventilation and air circulation was not great and got very stuffy with all the people in there but was bearable.

Address: Friedrichstraße, Corner Kochstraße
Directions: U-Bahn: Kochstrasse
Phone: (030) 25 37 25-0

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 19, 2004
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