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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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Wonderful museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Brisbane, Australia
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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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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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

this is perhaps the most comprehensive museum I have ever seen detailing German history from earliest days to current times. It is well laid out with many displays of paintings, artifacts, maps etc and even though it does its best to summarize each period, there is a LOT of material. It's extremely dense and it would take days to look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A great museum,it increases your browing history, your increases knowledge about Europe , many artifacts are displayed, even if its architecture seen you felt like it, but its value is shown inside, just afew lines of evaluation is not to exaggerate , you should aim to visit while in Berlin If you need to watch carefully ,u must pay lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

When I visit most countries i always check out their national museum as you get a glimpse of the history of that country. This museum has great history and setup very well, very much enjoyed my day there would highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Large museum, you can spend a day here. It covered a lot of european history since Germany is in the middle. It was very good presented with overview of each period, artifacts, paintings and almost every text in English. I would very much like to come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I wish I could have spent hours in this museum it was truly amazing. I went and saw the 1945 exhibition and that was so great. Such interesting information abut the countries affected during WWII and how they started to recover. It also provided new and interesting statistics that you don't hear very often. Truly brought history to life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum answered so many questions hat I had about German history. In particular, I liked the display that showed quite graphically, the changing German borders over time. There is a large section devoted to each period of German history, with engaging artifacts, housing, furniture, clothing. I could have spent days in this museum, imbibing each section.

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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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