Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie


Berlin Wall Museums

The Mauermuseum has heaps of information and can be a little hard to navigate so we suggest grabbing an audio guide to help out.

Located at Checkpoint Charlie, on Friedrichstrasse 43, Berlin's Wall Museum opened in 1962, shortly after construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Opened by the human rights activist Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt, the museum has been run by his widow, artist Alexandra Hildebrandt, since his death in 2004.

The main exhibition of the Mauermuseum remains focused on the Cold War, imparticular the events in Berlin, the circumstances leading up to the building of the Berlin Wall as well as many of the escape attempts.  Subsidiary exhibitions cover topics as diverse as Gandhi, Lech Walesa, NATO, and the struggle for worldwide human rights.

The permanent exhibit which offers guided tours for groups of up to 30 people as well as a self-guided audio tour, are available in English, French and German and pretty much all of the extensive information is presented in multiple languages, making this a very accessible exhibition.

A highlight of the museum are the various original artifacts used in many of the daring escapes over, under or through the Berlin Wall.  Cars, light aircraft, hot air balloons are featured, as well as several unique and ingenious methods are displayed.

The Museum shop offers unique gifts and the café invites visitors for light snacks and beverages. Be sure to check their facebook page too:


Friedrichstraße 43-45, Berlin, Kreuzberg, 10969

View Larger Map


  • Affordable

Best For Whom

  • All Ages
  • Mature Travellers

Best For What

  • Cultural Experience


My Guide Book Now! Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Berlin.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in Berlin

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Berlin with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Berlin is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Berlin

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Berlin