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Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)

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Address: Invalidenstrasse 43 | Leibniz-Institut Fur Evolutions- Und Biodiversitatsforschung, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 20938591
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Description: Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million...
Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million collection items, an exhibition area of over 7,000 square metres and a Research Department, the Museum für Naturkunde is the largest German natural history museum. On a global scale, it is among the top five natural history museums. It was founded in 1810.Some of the exhibition highlights include the "Fossil Mona Lisa" one of the only 11 finds of the primeval bid Archaeopteryx, the 13,27-metre tall skeleton of Brachiosaurus which is the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton worldwide, our Biodiversity wall and many more storytelling objects like original items collected by Alexander von or a piece of pitchblende in which the element uranium was discovered.
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It was a really nice experience to visit the museum and it has the biggest vrontosaurous exhibit in the world. Go and visit for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It was a really nice experience to visit the museum and it has the biggest vrontosaurous exhibit in the world. Go and visit for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wow... How big and huge is the first word that comes out from anyone who would have a glimpse of the worlds largest assembled skeleton of a same dinosaur (Guiness World Record Certificate placed next to it) for its immense size of it and for assembling the skeletons from the same mammal. There are a few other skeletons of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The museum is really interesting. It is really nice that every species are explained. It is great place for children. Institution does a great thing to preserve all species for the necxt generations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Human size but still packed with excellent exhibits. Very interesting and original displays. And somehow not crowded? Special familiy entry price makes it all sweet...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went there because I wanted to see the dinosaurs and the panda exhibit. The dinosaurs were very good, but there weren't many there. The panda exhibit was a bit sad, the only thing to actually look at was stuffed pandas and skins. There were quite a lot of videos to watch, but that was kind of it. The rest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Disappointingly most illustration is in German with little effort to clarify exhibits for English only speakers. The entire space is relatively small compared to London's NHM, you can get around it in about an hour or two but get completely lost in London. Lack of wifi is annoying too. I learnt about stuffed animals and models which was genuinely interesting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The museum in general is very nice and very interactive,but their dinosaur collection is very small. Then the have fishes(preserved in alcohol),meteors,the Panda(you have to see it) and some more species. The best thing about it is the guy that is responsible for the guard robe, very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

The museum has great exhibitions on various topics, and the text boards are written both in English and German. Also a great thing is the audioguide, which is included with the entry ticket without additional charge - you just have to ask for it when you enter. Just be prepared to spend 4+ hours if you want to see everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was a nice place to visit with a child who loves dinos but doesn't care for anything else. It is not as big as the senckenberg museum Frankfurt when it comes to dinosaurs and other exhibit, but a good place for rainy days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The place is well divided to sections. The dinosaurs skeletons are amazing and there are "telescopes" you can use to see the skeleton comes to life. Another good thing is the activities for kids. They can look into a microscope and see variety of creatures, create a dinosaur mask or look for bones. Great for the whole family.

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Address: Address: Invalidenstrasse 43 | Leibniz-Institut Fur Evolutions- Und Biodiversitatsforschung, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 20938591
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 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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