Founded shortly after the establishment of the infamous Berlin Wall, the museum exhibits a wide range of items relating to the Cold War era.
At first, the premises of the museum used to be a gathering point of people who aided people in East Berlin, occupied by the Warsaw Pact, to escape to West Berlin, under control of the NATO Pact.
The museum displays a wide range of artifacts donated by the people that made successful attempts.
Among others, an airplane, submarine and a hot-air balloon are some of the related exhibits.
Berlin Wall Museum also stages an exhibition relating to the wall itself since its construction in 1961 to its destruction in 1991.
Your Experience With Skip-the-Line: Berlin Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie
You will pay a visit to the most famous section of the former Berlin Wall, known as Checkpoint Charlie.
Learn at the adjacent museum how people managed to plan and execute their escapes from East Berlin, held by the Soviet Union and its satellites, to West Berlin, which was in control of the NATO Pact.
Comprehend the role the Berlin Wall had in keeping friends and family members apart during the period spanning from the early 1960s to the beginning of the 1990s.
Find out the motifs for East Berliners to flee to the west part of the city and discover the means how they did that.
Examine a hot-air balloon, submarine and a plane used for that purpose.
What Skip-the-Line: Berlin Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie Includes?
Entry ticket to the Berlin Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.
Things Before Go
Duration of your tour isn't predetermined, so you can stay as long as you like at the museum during the day of your visit.
Since the East Berlin authorities enforced terror, people living in this part of the city sometimes didn't choose the means of escape, and many of them jumped from the roofs of the nearby buildings to the other side.
Some others dug tunnels under the wall to flee from East to West Berlin.
Is It Suitable for Me?
If the history of the 20th century or the Cold War interest you, don't miss this great museum.
The museum caters to travelers with various interests.
The collection of the Berlin Wall Museum is suitable for adults and kids.
Travelers that visited the Berlin Wall Museum state that there are many interesting exhibits on display there.
Some of them commented that the "soldiers on duty" at the Checkpoint Charlie don't mind posing for photos with visitors.
Reviews also indicate that the Berlin Wall Museum is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the German capital.
Besides exhibiting artifacts, the museum reveals interesting facts about the history of the conflict that nearly pulled the world into a nuclear war.
Best Times to Visit
The best time for visiting the museum is just after the opening.
Address / Pick up Location
Friedrichstrasse 43-45, Berlin
The museum accommodates visitors with disabilities.
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