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Deutsche Kinemathek Museum fur Film und Fernsehen

Potsdamer Strasse 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49(0)30 3009030
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Ranked #64 of 464 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Activities: Dining
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Austin, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I enjoyed this museum thoroughly. As a fan of 1920s and 30s German movies, I was completely captivated by the contents and presentation of the era. The museum's entry hall is a visual stunner. Using mirrors and screens, the room appears to be a pathway through infinite space populated by clips from classic films...could easily have spent an hour in... More

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Sandefjord
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a fascinating walk through the German film and television history. As I was viewing the very early short clips I got to think of Marhall McLuhans statement "The media is the message". Has technical evolution driven the storytelling or is what really intrigues people more of a spiritual element? Interesting also to see other elements like the diva´s,... More

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Wallasey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a really interesting little museum and appears to be sadly not much visited , judging by the number of visitors when we were there. Firstly it's in the Bladerunner-esque Potsdamer Platz Sony Centre which is an amazing building. The museum is building is stunning, all glass, mirrors and film screens.It's really very well done and faintly disorientating, which... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Tucked away in the bland modernity of Potsdamer Platz, this fantastic little museum justifies the trip for anyone interested in film. A healthy portion of the museum is devoted to expressionist films like The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Metropolis (highly recommend viewing both prior to visiting). You'll also find an extensive Marlene Dietrich collection and displays exploring cinema's role... More

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Berlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Myself and two friends are visiting Berlin for the first time. I'm really interested in film so this was an absolute must see. As a film museum it's incredible especially if you have an interest in Weimar or overall German cinema. It's very modern and informative and so great. Unfortunately our trip was slightly ruined by a member of the... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

we are not film buffs but our son is and he was keen for a visit so we tagged along the entrance is on the third floor and it essentially covers this and the second floor of the building I must admit that we were very impressed by the whole layout of the museum and all of the exhibits, it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you remember The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, you won't want to miss this unusual museum, where my favorite exhibit was a scale model of the sound stage built decades later by the art director. You can also hear an interview with him (translated into English) on the bravura risk taking that shaped this seminal film. The creators knew they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This museum offers a fantastic exhibition on German film from the early 1900's to present day. I was really in awe of how this museum was laid out. Even if you don't know much of anything about German film (like myself), you can takeaway a lot of information about how the firm industry in general has evolved over time! A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Really loved the film museum. I joined a free guided tour and the guy had some really cool facts. I stayed afterwards as well and had a look through it again because I missed a few bits. It starts with a presentation of the first movies around 1900 and ends around 2005. Really interesting, especially regarding what kind of effect... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The film museum is in very modern Potsdamer Platz and it takes you through German film and TV history. It is very interesting and quite interactive, with TV screens playing films from the early 1900s to around 2011. Go see it if you get time in Berlin.

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