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The COLD WAR MUSEUM located at Unter den Linden takes an intergenerational and interconnecting approach to this important historical era. It finally makes it accessible as a groundbreaking High-Tech Museum 4.0 experience in the heart of the capital of the Cold War.

This international complex of topics in its epochal dimension is not only about nuclear armament/deterrence, the manifold proxy conflicts and worldwide espionage, but also about the 'peaceful' competition of the systems in science, research, technology, sports and economy. Prominent examples are certainly the 'Space Race' or the Olympic Games.

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Discover the multitude of all facets of the Cold War!
From the race to the moon, iconic moments and personalities to the 'peaceful' competition of systems in sports, like the Olympic Games. The Cold War Museum in the capital of the Cold War Berlin invites you to an exciting journey through time.

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The iron curtain

At the end of the Second World War, the division of the world into two the division of the world into two opposing blocs became apparent - the two sides of the epochal history of the Cold War.

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Capital of the Cold War

From the Berlin Blockade and Airlift to the construction of the Berlin Wall to the reunification: The world looked at Berlin as a divided city and the scene of the direct confrontation of the systems.

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Secret services and operations

The Cold War was also the hour of the secret services. Their secret operations changed the course of the world.

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A spark of hope

While the superpowers repeatedly limit their armament millions of people around the world are loudly calling for peace.

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Cartoons against the apocalypse

The instructions for ordinary citizens to protect themselves in the event of an enemy nuclear attack took on some bizarre forms.

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The world on the brink of destruction

The spiral of escalation in October 1962 almost triggered World War III - 13 days in which the world held its breath.

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Deadly instruments of war

The arms race of the superpowers during the Cold War brought forth a multitude of new weapons systems and arms types.

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Nuclear threat or deterrence

Two missions and over 2000 tests. The tremendous deterrent power of the "bomb" ensured a fragile peace on the precipice of unimaginable destruction and great fear across all borders.

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Race to the moon

The battle for supremacy in space brought about some of the greatest moments and achievements in recent history.

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Fight of the systems in sports

From the Olympic Games to the World Chess Championships, sports have always been the "peaceful" form of the publicity showdown when the whole world was watching.

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Superpowers in the background

Direct confrontation was avoided. Both enemies engaged with their comrades-in-arms almost all over the world. For example, in Korea and Vietnam.

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LOCATION

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Centrally located between the Brandenburg Gate and Museum Island, the Cold War Museum is in the immediate vicinity of the embassies of the USA, Russia, Great Britain and France at the Unter den Linden subway station.

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