1. Germany
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  3. Berlin Wall

Skip-the-Line: Berlin Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie

Product ID: 158612
Visit the Berlin Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie. Founded shortly after the construction of the Berlin Wall, this museum had a vital role in history and the objects on display in the museum provide evidence of this.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the most legendary museums in Berlin
  • Admire the original artifacts from successful escapes
  • Learn how East Germans tried to flee from the unjust GDR regime
Full description
The museum was founded on October 19th, 1962, shortly after the construction of the Berlin Wall, as a protest against the Wall and to provide assistance to the people seeking help. The Berlin Wall Museum was formed with the purpose of fighting against human rights violations as a result of the wall. Gradually the museum increased its exhibition space and contributed to the fall of the Wall.

The museum had a vital role in history and the objects on display in the museum provide evidence of this. They are original artifacts from successful escapes such as a hot-air balloon, a mini-submarine, cars and airplanes. People helping East Germans to flee used the museum as a base from which they planned the escapes and organized resistance to the unjust GDR regime. After escaping, the refugees and their helpers donated their various means of conveyance and other objects to the museum. 
Includes
  • Entrance ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Audioguide
  • Guided tour

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Meeting point

Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10969 Berlin

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 371 reviews

Review summary

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The museum itself was really good and really informative but on the day we were there, a number of people were going around pressuring people to give donations. They were quite rude and refused to take no for an answer. When my partner eventually gave them some money they said it wasn’t enough and they wanted more. We were followed around by atleast 4 people which ruined it a little for myself and my partner and a lot of other visitors that day.

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December 2, 2019

There is a lot going on down in the checkpoint Charlie area. This museum in particular is in an older building and skipping the line was super convenient. We were there during the heat wave in the summer of 2019 and it seems very few places in Germany have A/C so be aware in the summer it gets pretty hot in the building.

August 24, 2019

Great exhibits

The museum had great exhibits for a look into what life was really like. Downside is bring your wallet. You cannot carry any backpacks, purses or other items into museum. They of course have a locker area where you can keep it for an additional charge. OH did you want to take photos? That will cost you an extra 5 euros as well. All in all still worth it just be prepared.

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June 1, 2018

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