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Deutsche Kinemathek Museum fur Film und Fernsehen

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Address: Potsdamer Strasse 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49(0)30 3009030
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A Great Tradition Preserved

German cinema, starting with the great silent films that were groundbreaking such as "Metropolis" or "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" is well documented here. You will see maquettes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

German cinema, starting with the great silent films that were groundbreaking such as "Metropolis" or "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" is well documented here. You will see maquettes for the movie sets, costumes and memorabilia and actually great scenes in video from great films which change periodically. There is an entire section devoted to the great Marlene Dietrich which include... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I'll start this review by saying that I'm not in any way a film buff, so I went in with no expectations of having a good time, but my boyfriend is a huge film enthusiast and the entry price is unbelievably cheap, particularly with the Berlin Welcome card, which any visitor to Berlin should get. However really enjoyed the visit... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

As a non-German speaker with an interest in International Film, this museum has a lot to offer. But be warned, you need to spend quite some time reading the details (in English) with each display to get the most out of your visit. Sections on the various German directors and performers offer a good amount of detail. Large section on... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great experience. I've spent there almost 5 hours... One of the best museums I've visited. A lot of interactive exhibits and generally kind staff. The only thing I dislike is that taking photos is not allowed...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The collection and presentation was great at the start of the exhibition, but the later parts of the exhibition (later cinema) was a bit lacking in comparison.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I love cinema and this museum contains really great pieces of the German and the worlds filmic history. I was lucky to get there at a Thursday, because I found out that it's free entrance from 4 to 8pm. If you love cinema check it out, if not you might love after visiting this museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Enjoyed a good few hours here and thoroughly enjoyed wandering through this wonderful fascinating display. All information is dual German and English. Lovely tributes to Marlene Dietrich and Metropolis. Interesting Nazi propaganda section. Worth 7 euros for two long floors. Like the mirror section as I could see the top of my bald head for the first time.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Firstly, this is a stunningly laid out museum. They really have used the space well and the exhibits are fantastic. I'm a big film fan so I thoroughly enjoyed reading the information cards and seeing the various pieces. If you're not a film fan then you won't find so much here for you but it's still a lovely museum nonetheless.... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Located at the Sony center. This is a MUST for any Cinema lover!!! The exhibition is very uniquely designed, very innovative and interactive, filled with interesting facts, personal items, clips and stories behind the scenes. There are no audio guides but most of the exhibition was available with English descriptions and subtitles. The Marlene Dietrich exhibition was fantastic. Definitely worth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This museum is very interesting and was a great way to spend a rainy morning. The exhibitions are set out in a very accessible way with good use of mirrors a good mix of text, videos and props. Well worth a visit.

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Charlottenburg
Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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