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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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Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Film museum with a secret cafe

Try to visit the student cafe associated with the film school. It is on the top level of the Sony center and provides excellent views of the atrium.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Try to visit the student cafe associated with the film school. It is on the top level of the Sony center and provides excellent views of the atrium.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We love film but this museum was not at all interesting it took barely 25 mins to get round. Very little is interactive and there are massive amounts of wasted space. The best bit was the elevator... A very "flat" experience...with just a few film extracts to see...rest are pictures and items ...a 2d experience

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If you are into film or german history this museum would definitely interest you. My favorite part was the Marlene Dietrich exhibit which has many of her outfits from famous films as well as personal objects including personal correspondence. It is so informative about the film industry in German and goes from it's beginnings until very recently.

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Silver Spring
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The Museum's coverage is somewhat skewed (e.g., do we really need three full rooms on Marlene Dietrich, great as she was?), but there is much here to admire and enjoy, especially on the pre - WWII period, which was arguably the most creative in the history of German cinema. Also of note is the all - too - limited exhibit... More 

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Rehovot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This museum tells the story of German film making history, including known hollywood actors. The walk trough history shows the development of the technology of movie making, different styles and how the 2nd world war affected the industry. The exhibitions are well designed both to deliver the information at the right atmosphere and to give a "wow" feeling. Although it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The aesthetic of the museum was very interesting, the TV department was boring but the cinema department was dreamy! What made it better was Rosario, an Italian who loves German cinema, works there and speaks many languages. He offered us a free tour in the German film history in our language (Greek...!) we could never imagine! He was inspirational!

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It does not take a genius to see that the museum ranks among the must-visit film museums in the world, especially for any film fans. This is my third visit in the museum, yet it never fails to amaze me. If you want to attend any of its special exhibitions, you get to see the permanent exhibition as well, i.e.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What a shame that photography was not allowed inside the Museum. The entry with its endless mirrors and multiple screens ( on which were projected black and white films) made us feel as though we were suspended in time or falling down, down, down. It was magical and, for me, was worth the entry price alone. Then there was the... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Well worth a visit if you are interested in the development of the film industry - not just the German one . There are English translations accompanying most of the displays which are well set out. The entry fee was reasonable - seven euros and the museum was not crowded on the day we visited ( unlike many of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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Address: Potsdamer Strasse 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49(0)30 3009030
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Charlottenburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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