The Checkpoint Charlie Museum is a museum in Berlin. It is named after the famous crossing point on the Berlin Wall, and was created to document the so-called “best border security system in the world” (in the words of East German general Heinz Hoffmann). On display are the photos and related documents of successful escape attempts from East Germany, together with the escape apparatus: hot-air balloons, getaway cars, chairlifts, and a mini-U-Boat.t began as an exhibition by human rights activist Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt on 19 October 1962, just outside the Berlin Wall, “in an apartment with only two and a half rooms in Bernauer Straße.
The street was divided along its whole length; the buildings in the east had been vacated and their windows were bricked up.” The Haus am Checkpoint Charlie opened in its present location in 1963.
Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
This guided Berlin walking tour will show you the staging ground of the military conflict between the Western world and the communist world. With your expert guide, see the Berlin Wall and hidden areas of the Death Strip, former guard towers and underground ‘Ghost Stations’, the Soviet Embassy and espionage points of the CIA and KGB. On this Cold War walking tour through Berlin, discover the city’s Cold War-related sites and remember the nearly 45 years of political conflict that came to an end in 1991 with the fall of the Soviet Union…
Groups of 20 or more: €8.50/adult
School Pupils from 7-18: €6.50
Social ticket: €6.50
Disabled persons with a valid certificate: €9.50 (registered assistant = free)
Photo permission: €2.00
Wardrobes and lockers are available.
A €2 coin is required to lock these, which is later reimbursed on return.
Free entry to the
Checkpoint Charlie Museum
with Berlin Pass
By Bus & Tram
M29 to Kochstraße
M48 to Stadtmitte
By Underground & Train
U6 to Kochstraße
U2 to Stadtmitte
Available in the Museum Shop:
• T-shirts, Art shirts
• Original pieces of the Berlin Wall
• Postcards and Posters
• Souvenirs for friends and collectors
• Books about the Berlin Wall and the Museum
Available in the Museum Cafe:
• Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Soft Drinks
• Cakes, Sweets
The Museum is open every day of the year from 9:00 until 22:00, including festivals such as Christmas and Easter, and other bank holidays.