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“Very unauthentic” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie
43-45 Friedrichstrasse, 10969 Berlin, Germany (Kreuzberg)
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“Very unauthentic”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Disappointed, guards staying seemed only to be interested in having photo's with tourist and charging 2 euro's for the privilege. The museum was hard work, would have been easier to by a book, it seemed like all you done was read from the walls

Visited May 2013
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“Nostalgic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Typical tourist spot, I had my photo taken with a guard a the crossing point, couple of other places to see nearby

Visited December 2012
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“worth seeing if you're close by”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I thought this was worthwhile. the museum has a lot of information, there are parts of the wall outside on display and there's a few photo ops with the fake soldiers (which is slightly cheesy but still interesting). I don't think its worth going to Berlin just to see this, but if you're in the area touring, its worth a quick stop.

Visited June 2013
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“Checkpoint is worth 1/2 hour but the museum could take the rest of your life”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Some of the information is interesting but it's cramped and clostrophobic.

Don't even go up to the 3rd floor it is a bizarre mix of exhibitions, not directly related

If there ever was a place needing a curator it's here.

The exhibition outside (black box I think) is interesting concise and informative, but free.

Don't waste your money on this museum . Get a photo by checkpoint Charlie ( with a soldier if you want) and just see the free exhibit

Visited June 2013
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“Rude barbaric fake soldier”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

One barbaric fake soldier just ruined the day! When we were about to buy some gold coins beside the site and all of the sudden the machine ran out of order and dropped coins non-stop, one of the fake soldier came and scolded at my wife, 'are you stupid?' And forced my wife to show him all the coins she got. But actually my wife bought them and didn't take a penny! My wife hurt her arm because if that!
The checkpoint museum was ok but definitely don't take photos with these barbaric soldiers!

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