Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

Museums , History Kreuzberg
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A little tacky, but essential for anyone interested in the Wall and the Cold War. This private museum opened not long after the DDR erected the Berlin Wall in 1961 with the purpose of documenting the events that were taking place. The exhibition charts the history of the Wall, and gives details of the ingenious and hair-raising ways people escaped from the DDR - as well as exhibiting some of the actual contraptions that were used, such as a home-made hot-air balloon.
Venue name: Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
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Address: Friedrichstrasse 43-45
Berlin

Opening hours: Open 9am-10pm daily
Transport: U6 Kochstrasse
Price: Admission €9.50; €5.50 reductions

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Jörg D

Besides the museum itself, the whole block of buildings has become an attraction, bearing symbols both of the soviet union and the DDR on its facade. Additionally a barrack from the 60s has been re-installed, marking the former Checkpoint, large images of soldiers have been errected and the architecture of the museum covers three different architectural styles, all of which can be seen here: http://panoramastreetline.com/checkpoint-charlie-friedrichstrasse-berlin-germany-P3314