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German Historical Museum

Address: Zeughaus und Ausstellungshalle | Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
Phone Number: 49 0 30 20304 0
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Ranked #8 of 404 Attractions in Berlin
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Formerly an arsenal, this building will house the German History Museum.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Formerly an arsenal, this building will house the German History Museum.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Our only regret is we did not allow enough time here! This is an excellent museum with a lot of information, but it is well laid out and easy to follow. I would say you need several hours here at a minimum. Check the website, but I think they stay open late on Thursday nights, so this would be a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Visited having lived through some of this period as a youngster in Munich. The exhibition contained early film footage and documents of protest which sowed the seeds for the formation in 1970 of this anti establishment terror organisation. For most people the memory of the faction faded with the main protagonists' death in 1977 when in fact the action continued... More 

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Labrador, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We were surprised to find this a really interesting museum with two exhibitions included in the price in addition to the permanent displays. The permanent displays covered the history of Germany up to the present times. I was amazed at the honesty of the Nazi Germany displays and found this section quite emotional. There were English and German explanations on... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Most likely the best Museum in Berlin. Many levels of great educational and factual data on Germany dating back 2,000 years.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The permanent exhibition covers German history from 'the beginning' (ancient times,) until the late 20th century - the history is told through artefacts and pictures. Of note are the excellent World War 2 galleries and Weimar Germany galleries. Really, you could spend the entire day here, there's just so much to see. Make sure you don't miss the temporary exhibitions... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Commentary gismo was very good! Well laid out and easy to navigate. After a lot of walking in the museum, the coffee in the cafe was very welcome.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a huge museum that you can't completely see in one visit.It gives you a great overview of German history from around 500 A.D,. to present. The signs are all in English and they have a free coat room, so if you're dressed warmly , you can be comfortable walking around. I suggest you read the plaques at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This Museum is a must for visitors to Berlin. It is compact, easily accessible and chock full of informative exhibits on all matters of the development of Germany and Europe from the pre-Roman Celts through the Dark Ages and Reformation and Enlightenment, Feudal Kingdoms, the Prussian Monarchies through to the Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Unification. Visit this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Impressive building which gives a very good account of German history. Be warned - it is a very large museum and needs the time to appreciate all the work and detail that is on show - we were on a short break and tried doing it in 1 hour but that only scratched the surface - you really need to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is one of the most extensive and interesting museums I have ever been to. After arriving just after lunch on the first day I found that at 6pm when the museum was closing I hadn't even made it to the First World War. I decided to return early the next day as I didn't want to rush anything. After... More 

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