Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

43-45 Friedrichstraße, D-10969 Berlin, Germany

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Founded by human rights campaginer, Dr Rainer Hildebrandt, on 19th October 1962, as a response to the building of the wall, the Checkpoint Charlie Museum documents the history of the Berlin Wall and seeks to keep alive the memory of all those who rose up against it and everything it represented; many of these people paid for their resistance with their life. In our museum you can see original objects used in escapes over, under, and even through the Berlin Wall and the inner-German border. We also have a new exhibition dedicated to the history and work of NATO, as well as the worldwide struggle for human rights and freedom. In this ever changing exhibition, we document both historic and current movements fighting for the recognition of human rights - the world still faces many challenges here, and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum is lending its voice to the fight. Come and visit us and be part of that process. We also have an exhibition dedicated to the situation for today’s freedom and human rights activists throughout the world, many of whom face intimidation and persecution. This is a section of the museum that will be constantly updated throughout the years to come, so we are therefore keen to hear your views about material that could be included. Current focuses of this section include the Mikhail Khodorkovsky case, Anna Politkovskaya, and Sergei Magnitsky. We are open every day of the year, including bank holidays and Christmas Day.

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