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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 #50 of 444 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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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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Venice, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is one of the best natural history museums I have ever been to. In the main hall there is a huge dinosaur skeleton which is really cool. And the room full of glass jars with preserved specimens is really something. The admission price is really cheap and there is something to see for the whole family.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I only had one day in Berlin and this was one of the places I definately wanted to visit and I'm happy that I did.There's so much to see - different animals, minerals, dinaosaur skeletons etc etc. Tickets were really cheap so there's no reason not to go there.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our main reason for going to Berlin was so that our dinosaur mad 4 year old could see the Brachiosaurus. This is the first thing you see and is just the first of many great exhibits. Although the museum is probably only big enough for a half day visit. The room full of fish in jars did creep our little... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I was quite pleased with the museum. The dinosaur exhibit is very impressive and interactive, which us a nice surprise. The rest of the museum is really nice too, especially the 'wet collection'. However, I was dissapointed with their Solar System exhibit. Some of the information is outdated, as are the pictures. Also, if you are not fond of small... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Hamburger Bahnhof wasn't open yet so we walked down the street to this museum which was already open. Glad we did! It was terrific - if you love dinosaurs this is the place to go. Their geode collection makes me wonder why we think geology is boring - they really rock! The animal displays are very straight forward more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Looks like just another museum until you go inside-treasure upon treasure. The mineralogy displays will soak up all your time. Cafe out of action just now,

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Truly awesome experience at the Natural History Museum! Actually preferred this to the one in London and that says a lot. Highly recommend visiting, and it will literally take up over half your day. Only cost 5 euro, too.

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

Hi, thank you very much for this particularly friendly review. Of course, we'd say the London Natural History Museum is amazing, but reading that you preferred the Berlin museum - although it is a little bit smaller - makes us proud :-) Thanks a lot and hope to welcome you again, soon! More

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