Skip the Line Tickets to Berlin Wall Museum
In this eye-opening experience, delve into the story of the Berlin Wall through the eyes of the people who were directly affected by it, at the Berlin Wall Museum. Located at the most famous border crossing between West and East, at Checkpoint Charlie, this is a place where history manifests itself.
- With these skip the line tickets, forget about enduring long waiting lines and gain direct entry into the Berlin Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.
- Visit Checkpoint Charlie, the border between West and East Germany, which gained fame as a symbol of world division and unity, where significant events, tragic escapes, and joyful moments took place.
- Discover how the Wall came to be, hear from families that were torn apart, learn of escape attempts into the West, and finally revel in the joy of the people with the fall of the Wall, all at the Berlin Wall Museum.
- Uncover political events leading up to the division of Germany, the end of the Cold War, and several historic and non-violent protests and struggles born out of respect for human rights.
- Through 120 display boards, 90 media stations and numerous original objects, the Berlin Wall Museum also recognizes the background to several historical and political post-war developments which look beyond Berlin and Germany, such as NATO’s international mission for freedom, Raoul Wallenberg lives, and so on.
At Checkpoint Charlie where it all began...
Construction of the Berlin Wall began in 1961, when all around West Berlin, armed groups of the GDR sealed off the city hermetically. The Berlin Wall divided East and West Berlin from 1961 - 1989, forcing families apart and causing apparent strife in Germany. No where was the division between East and West more apparent than at Checkpoint Charlie, which was where it all began and ended. After the construction of the wall, Checkpoint Charlie became the official crossing point for Allied troops and foreigners between the two sides of the city. In the decades since the fall of the Wall, Checkpoint Charlie has made history and become an island of freedom where people stand up for each other and fight for human rights.
The Wall Museum and what it stands for!
The Berlin Wall Museum was shortly erected after the Wall was built, and portrays the history of the Wall through a series of photos and texts. More than 5,000 people managed to escape across the wall between 1961 and 1989. Numerous original objects of successful escape such as an old Volkswagen with a boot hiding place, a mini submarine, a suitcase that has been pushed together or a hot-air balloon show the challenges faced by German refugees in their struggle for freedom and democracy. The numerous escape tunnels are also documented here in great detail. The museum documents the construction of the Wall and displays the injustice of the SED regime. With the number of escape stories, one might feel surprised by the inventiveness, while at the same time be reduced to tears, because going through the museum will reveal the struggle that people experienced at the time when their will to freedom was much stronger than fear or anything else.
The museum also has further interesting items on display that range from Gandhi’s sandals and NATO’s mission for freedom to Ronald Reagan's biography and information about his life, politics, and so on.
- Admission ticket to Berlin Wall Museum
- Personal Expenses
Open every day of the year from 9 AM - 10 PM
Reduced Price Tickets
Children under the age of 6 enter for free. Tickets for students and children between the ages of 7 - 18 are available at a reduced price.
In the next step of your booking, you will be allowed to choose between the following two options:
- Skip the Line Tickets to Berlin Wall Museum
- Skip the Line Tickets to Berlin Wall Museum with Audioguide
Know Before You Go
Tip: The museum is open for 13 hours a day, making it easily accessible to visitors. That said, the attraction gains quite the crowd. We recommend to visit anytime in the morning between 9am - 11am or in the evening between 5pm - 10pm if you wish to avoid the hectic crowds and delays.
Nearby Exhibits and Landmarks
In addition to the incredible display of exhibitions at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, you will also find few notable exhibits near the landmark itself.
The Black Box:
This small but very-well curated exhibit is an excellent and less expensive alternative to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, consisting of old news reels and newspaper articles, photos and videos that offer a trip back in time.
Outdoor Photo Gallery:
The gallery is a series of 320 informational panels that include 175 large-format photos accompanied with written narratives, centered around three themes: the daring escape attempts at the border crossing, information about other memorial sites, and lastly the dramatic showdown between Soviet and American tanks at Checkpoint Charlie.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
- Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
- Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the time of redemption.
- If you have purchased reduced price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs.
- Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.
Ticket Redemption Point
- Your ticket redemption point is at the entry counter of The Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10969 Berlin, Germany.
- To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for: Wall Museum - Checkpoint Charlie
- These Subway lines stop near Haus am Checkpoint Charlie (Mauermuseum): U2, U6.
- These Train lines stop near Haus am Checkpoint Charlie (Mauermuseum): RB22, RE1, RE4, RE7.
- These Bus lines stop near Haus am Checkpoint Charlie (Mauermuseum): 265, M29, M48.