Allied Museum (Clayallee 135, Berlin Zehlendorf) –– a relic of the Cold War period, the Allied Museum is located in a one-time movie house for the U.S. troops that guarded the former U.S. sector of the city. With a permanent exhibition and regular special exhibitions, the Museum recognizes USA, UK and France’s efforts to defend West Berlin West Germany from 1945 to the last days of the Cold War in 1994.
One of the most interesting exhibits here is a restored portion of the Berlin espionage tunnel (dug by U.S. & British intelligence services to tap the communications of the Russian occupation forces in former East Berlin. This museum also details everyday life in the Allied sectors. Among the larger items on display are a British “Hastings” aircraft from the time of the airlift, a railroad car from the French military train, and the original famous guardhouse of Checkpoint Charlie on Friedrichstrasse. Admission: free. Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (Tuesday-Sunday), Monday closed.