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German Historical Museum

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Address: Zeughaus und Ausstellungshalle | Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0 30 20304 0
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Formerly an arsenal, this building will house the German History Museum.

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Two days in Berlin

Really interesting history of Germany but give yourself plenty of time to view. It took me 4 hours just to do the upper floor with history through to 1918.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Really interesting history of Germany but give yourself plenty of time to view. It took me 4 hours just to do the upper floor with history through to 1918.

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Victoria, BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great museum and we used the audio guide which is a must for English speaking visitors. Allow over 3 hours to see it all.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I decided to check out the regular and the temporary exhibits on the same day. I would recommend one or the other because there is just so much to see and read. The "Sonderausstellung" ( temporary ) exhibit was a very new presentation for me. It basically starts with the end of WW2 and what happened in each of about... More 

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Give yourself plenty of time as it took us over 4 hours to tour and we got so tired, we didn't see it all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Complete!! This word defines this museum. If you can see the hole Germany culture and history that is the place. The 40min video at beginner is excellent and if I should to choose one thing to see was that. But at the hole museum you can see many historical pieces that help to understand a lot of thing (for example... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I spent 3 hours here and couldn't finish everything. The exhibition goes all the way back when Germany was not even a nation yet. I think this place is very helpful for history students or people with great interests in history of Germany. If you're a student, show your ID or student card to get discount (like I did). It's... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We spent 5 hours in this wonderful museum. So much to see that covers centuries of German history. From paintings, memorabilia from various wars to vw cars this is well worth a look. And good value.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were blown away by the amount of information this museum contained on the history of Germany. We spent at least 3 hours there, and that was rushing it! Be prepared that you may spend your whole day here. There is a lot of information!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very thorough review of German History from early times to present with lots of interesting artifacts, maps. paintings etc. Doing the whole museum would take several hours. We spent over 2.5 hours and didn't quite finish the upper floor. So this would really be best for history buffs or those with a lot of time to spend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nice history through the ages, but displays are not very interactive. Most interesting to us were the early book artifacts.

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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