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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
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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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An incredibly in depth review of German history that took me almost four hours to get through. The museum is broken down into two parts; the first half is the Middle Ages to WWI... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

An incredibly in depth review of German history that took me almost four hours to get through. The museum is broken down into two parts; the first half is the Middle Ages to WWI, the second half picks up form there and finishes after the reunification. Beautiful tapestries, armor and war relics and propaganda throughout. One of the more interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent displays with English captions. The museum doesn't try to hide the dark side of modern German history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome museum. There is so much information here so plan to spend a few hours here or only go to the parts you are most interested in. The museum is well laid out and the signs provide in depth information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to this museum in the afternoon. 3 1/2 hours not enough time to see it all. Even after a hop on hop off tour and 4 hour walking tour on previous days we still learned more. It tied a lot of pieces together. It was a balanced presentation of German history from its very beginning.

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Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you are into history stuff this is the place. I spent all afternoon and didn't get out of the 1918 to 1945 bit. Great audio guide and really a must as everything is largely otherwise (understandably) in German. Nice cafe inside. Heaps of info. The model of Albert Speers " Germania" and the poignant contrast to the detailed model... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

German Historical Museum consists of large collections of remains of the past, so you have to choose which epoch you like to explore. I recommend the first part of the 2000th century. Unfortunately the special exhibition "1945" was too ambitious and even biased. According to the general European (post-war and present) knowledge, it is not very difficult to tell who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Chronologically organized, the permanent exhibition offers an interesting review of German history. However, it omits its darkest period. Still it is very educative. Museum also offers various thematic exhibitions and is located in the city center very close to its main attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We spent all day at this museum & still had to rush thru at the end. It a wonderful museum with a wealth of detail & fabulous objects to check out. They also had a clever section set up in multiple areas showing you how the collections looked at various time periods in the past as this is a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is perfect for any teen who wishes to study gcse and A level history in the uk and anybody who has an interest in the history of Germany. With many exhibits and a detailed audio tour that I recommend paying for it makes for an interesting and educational trip. anybody under 18 is free and for any schools... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is recently renovated and opened and takes you through the whole German history from its very beginnings to its tumultuous recent times. However, if you are like me and like to take in everything and read as much as you can (and get your money's worth since you have to pay for the museums in Berlin) then beware... More 

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Address: Address: Zeughaus und Ausstellungshalle | Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0 30 20304 0
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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