Berlin Journals

The Berlin Wall and the DDR

A May 2012 trip to Berlin by caromeow

Quote: In three days, we managed to go on one tour and two museums, but we were very thorough. We focused on East Berlin and remnants of the Berlin Wall. We visited the Checkpoint Charlie Museum and the DDR Museum, each of which took us three or four hours.

Checkpoint Charlie Museum

Attraction | "A Museum Full of Stories"

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This museum is open daily from 9am to 10pm, so it's easy to fit in at the end of your day. We went in the early evening after we arrived in Berlin. We spent three hours there and could easily have spent more, or less. The museum is packed with stories of escapes, information about the Berlin Wall, and exhibits about other countries, who have dealt with human rights issues, particularly during Communism. The museum is bigger than it was when I visited in 2003. Everything is in German and English. You can spend hours here if you read everything! It can be quite crowded, but the crowds die down later in the evening. We were there from about 6pm til 9pm.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 25, 2012

Checkpoint Charlie Museum
Friedrichstrasse 43
Berlin, Germany 10969
+49 30 25 37 25 0