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Story of Berlin

| Kurfürstendamm 206, 10719 Berlin, Germany
49 (30) 887 20 100
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Ranked #87 of 418 attractions in Berlin
Description: An exciting journey through 800 years of Berlin history including Bunker visit.
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The museum itself was a bit disappointing - fragmented displays where style seemed to win over substance - but there were some interesting bits (e.g. going through the rise of Hitler and then the post-war aftermath and the fall of the wall). However, the guided tour of the fallout shelter made it worthwhile - really drove home the precarious position... More

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Bonn, Germany
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The Museum has a lot of information, however some of it is really hard to follow, it has a lot of signs (In english) that do try to expalin it. We downloaded the app which helped a little. We also took the underground tour of the Nuclear Bunker, which my kids loved. The guide was very nice, had a lot... More

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Brisbane,
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A very intriguing time spent at this museum, which provided a very good overview of different time segments in the city. As other reviewers have pointed out the method of presentation of many of the darker side of Berlins past was done in a lighter way than other museums. Also much interesting information about the origins and subsequent history of... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having spent the previous few days going around museums and attractions about the Nazis and Communists we were kind of fed up of hearing the same things over and over, especially since we had studied a lot it previous to our visit. The museum was a welcome change of scenery. We could finally learn the cities history before the 1920s... More

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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We came across this museum by chance and decided to visit. It is situated a bus ride from the Centre and located in a shopping mall and can be quite tricky to find, even though there was a sign on the main street. We were given a reduced rate for senior citizens, which did not occur in every museum we... More

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Stargard Szczecinski, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The museum is like a series of modern art exhibits. How you react to that first statement pretty much tells you how you will enjoy the museum. It's big on flash and image - the rooms are beautifully designed, and you are hit by different sounds and experiences at every step. For example, the room on industrialization includes the sound... More

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Bazel, Belgium
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The excursion to the atomic bomb shelter was where I came for and it didn't let me down. It was very interesting to see it with your own eyes, but it looks surreal (but it was not). Guides tell you all about it, a tour in English is possible.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The museum is disjointed, poorly planned and only worth going if you're dead set on seeing a below grade bunker. If you want to learn about the city go to the national history museum.

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Stokesley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The museum is good - and informative about pre-war Berlin. I found it interesting to find parallels with what was happening in Germany and the UK as I didn't know much about German history! Do visit the nuclear bunker. As a child of the 70's I found the reality of the nuclear threat, especially in Berlin was brought home very... More

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Hausjarvi, Finland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

An interesting place to visit if you want to know more about Berlin history. The exhibition was built in chronological order and in my opinion the most important part was in the end. The nuclear shelter is definitely worth visiting!

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