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Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)

Invalidenstrasse 43 | Leibniz-Institut Fur Evolutions- Und Biodiversitatsforschung, 10115 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 20938591
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Ranked #63 of 452 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It was a nice museum with lots to look at and activities to engage in. The only down side is that there are no English translations next to the exhibitions, so if you want to know anything about what you are looking at, buy an audio tour.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you like natural history museums, this one is sure to please! It has the largest/tallest dinosaur skeleton in the world, and some amazing taxidermy. The audio guide was really good, and all information in the museum was provided in german and english. Be warned that the museum does not have a/c. Not a problem the majority of the time,... More

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Dublin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This museum is worth visiting due to the fact that it houses the largest dinosaur in the world, which is impressive and undoubtedly the highlight of the museum. However the other sections of this museum such as he taxidermy section are also interesting. The entrance fee is also very reasonable. Located on the same street as the hauptbahnhof so it... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We came here mainly for our 10-year-old daughter so she could see the huge dinosaur skeletons. After exiting the U-Bahn station (U6-Naturkundemuseum), we had just a little trouble finding the right way. There was some construction, and we couldn't see any street signs. We then headed into the right direction, and the museum is in a very old building that... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My husband and I had an excellent morning visiting the Natural History Museum, which was around the corner from our hotel. It was fantastic, like walking onto the set of the Night at the Museum, a traditional building full of character. It has an amazing collection of dinosaur bones, a fantastic Space section, and a host of other interesting/interactive areas.... More

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Almassora, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There were a lot of children really excited, but it was not a bad thing while they were not shouting. I would say that the little information given of the things and almost none of them translated was the worst point. At least it was cheap!

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The gigantic dinosaur skeleton is impressive, but the rest of the museum is not. When we visited, many of the exhibitions were closed. Just as well, as we quite frankly quickly were bored by what we saw. Colourful and not so colourful rocks, some stuffed animals, some replica animals, and the famous polar bear "Knut". There is also a rather... More

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MfNBerlin, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on tripadvisor. We are sad to hear that you found your visit disappointing. Due to reconstruction works we have some of our exhibition halls closed at the moment. At the time of your visit two further halls were not accessible due to set up of our new special exhibition which we opened in... More

Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This museum had lots of educational sciencey stuff, and plenty of interactive exhibits. It was pretty obvious by the amount of children running around that it's really a museum for kids, and although adults might find some of it interesting, I probably wouldn't bother going back unless I was with children. It wasn't a bad museum, but you can't really... More

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MfNBerlin, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation. It is true that on the day of your visit the museum must have been stuffed. We have some smaller exhibition halls that were closed due to reconstruction or building of our new special exhibition and it was a day of summer school holiday. We'd be happy if you came by again on... More

Venice, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As you enter the museum the huge Brachiosaurus skeleton and dinosaur room is very impressive and I enjoyed it very much. That's it....really. The rest of the museum has exhibits rather poor and well below my expectations. The information cards are all in german so be prepared to pay a tenner for an english guide. Also a lot of the... More

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MfNBerlin, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation. At the moment we are undergoing reconstruction works, which we try to keep to minimum inconvenience for our visitors. We will open further exhibition halls in the near future and often also have special exhibitions. However, we must correct that 90% of our exhibition signs are bilingual German and English and our audioguide... More

Belgrade, Serbia
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm a great fan of Natural history museums and this one was a bit disappointing. The best thing (and quite impressive) in it is a 13,27-metre tall skeleton of Brachiosaurus which is the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton worldwide, and it's right at the beginning so the rest doesn't nearly compare. Many levels are closed to the public so there is... More

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MfNBerlin, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation. At the moment we are undergoing reconstruction works, which we try to keep to minimum inconvenience for our visitors. We will open further exhibition halls in the near future and often also have special exhibitions. Our new special exhibition was still under construction when you visited, so we hope that you'lll come by... More

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