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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Nicosia, Cyprus
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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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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This museum has some very impressive dinosaur skeletons. Coming into the main hall and seeing the Brontosaurusskeleton is truly an awe inspiring experience. It really is huge, and there are monitors where one can see the skeletons being filled with muscles and skin and then how the dinosaurs would have acted when they where alive. Very educational and very interesting.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The museum exposition is very well designed even if the internal path is not adequately underlined.There are very interesting exhibits inside which provide different and amazing points of view on natural history. But not all the pieces shown have the double info in English and Deutsche and often are only Deutsche written

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very nice museum although could be better with different organization of the exhibitions. At the entrance you have the highlight of the museum the biggest skeleton of a dinosaur in the world. Than you have an exhibitions about animals all over the world that sometimes is very busy with many artifacts in one display case that does not allow you... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Unsurprisingly, this museum was packed on a cold, wet weekend afternoon with families enjoying the good child-friendly displays. The lay-out of the rooms could be confusing, even with the supplied map but our grandchildren aged 13, 10 and 3 found plenty to interest them. Don't rely on the cafe for sustenance though. There is very little food and a depressing... More 

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