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“Perhaps the Worst Museum in the World”

Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

The biggest mistake we made in Berlin was going to the Checkpoint Charley Museum.

It is an incoherent grab bag (what does Raoul Wallenberg have to do with the division of Berlin?) dominated mainly by the history of the Berlin Wall. There are relatively few artifacts here and lots of writing on the walls. I could make out no chronological progression as one moved from one small room to the next.

I would recommend that nobody go here, but if you are claustrophobic make a special effort to stay away. There appears to be no crowd control--as long as you are willing to plunk down the outrageous price of 12.5 Euros they'll shove you in on top of the milling mob already trapped there.

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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

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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

Thank Mikebarn
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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.

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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

Thank NewcastleRobin
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