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German Historical Museum

Zeughaus und Ausstellungshalle | Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #13 of 467 Attractions in Berlin
Type: History Museums, Museums
Description: Formerly an arsenal, this building will house the German History Museum.
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It shown the most in depth look into Germany history that I was ever aware of. However I felt that it didn't cover much if nothing at all past the fall of the Berlin wall as if nothing happened after that.

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West Vancouver BC
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Allow a full morning or afternoon to visit the comprehensive exhibits of this excellent museum. Organized by era, this museum is packed with fascinating information on Germany's past. All exhibits have descriptions in both German and English.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I was very happy to visit this museum. Everything was exhibited in a easy to follow way, explanations were great, staff was friendly and helpful. Facilities were easy to find. I was lucky to go when not too many people were inside, so compared to the madness in the Louvre in Paris, this was just a nice stroll through time!... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Too big a museum to see it all in one go. The ground floor covers the 20th century and was excellent. Museum prices are reasonable.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A quality traditional exhibition in impressive surroundings. There is little interaction. Virtually all exhibits are in glass cases in dimly lit exhibition halls and follow a continuous timeline. This is not a museum for children. The exhibits are highly selective and not as numerous as other history museums. I cannot recommend it for tourists, it does not attempt to entertain,... More

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you want to spend several hours without noticing the time fly by while soaking up German history then this is the place to do it. Hosted in a massive but beautiful building on under den linden the collection starts with early Germanic exhibits featuring old manuscripts, metal objects and art. Beautifully presented and English and German descriptions are provided.... More

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Vast collection and very well organized. World War 1 machine guns exhibition. Lockers are available. There is also a cafeteria. Centrally located and easy to find.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Museum traces the history of Germany from pre-Holy Roman Empire until present by time segments. Exhibitions for each period integrate the social, political and religious events and movements to present a very complete picture of the period. Each also includes paintings and objects from and characteristics of the period. Spent more time than I had expected since it was so... More

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New York City
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) is conveniently located on the Unter den Linden Blvd., a twenty-minute walk from the Brandenburg Gate. This museum is defined in the brochures as: “a place of enlightenment and understanding of the shared history of Germans and Europeans”. Very mildly put: some historical events in the in German history are indeed enlightening but... More

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a must see building. The architecture is worth a look along with the art. The museum itself is quite rich. It is in the museum island where you can spend many days soaking in the sites and information.

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