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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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One of the must-visit film museums

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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