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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

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Address: Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 040 42841 2380
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische...
The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of Hamburg in northern Germany. The museum was established at its current location in 1922, although its parent organization was started in 1839. The museum was named hamburgmuseum in 2006. It is located near the Planten un Blomen park in the center of Hamburg. The museum has many artifacts from preserved by the Society of Hamburg History founded in 1839. The Petri portal from Hamburg's St. Petri Church, built in 1604, was built into the museum courtyard.
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Must see Musee if you like history of the "Hanse" historic Town of Hamburg

Living since more than 40 years in this lovely town there is only one Musee i am still regulary visiting, the "Musee for history of hamburg"... Located at the Park "Planten... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Living since more than 40 years in this lovely town there is only one Musee i am still regulary visiting, the "Musee for history of hamburg"... Located at the Park "Planten & Bloomen" (also very much worth a visit) and not far from the Reeperbahn and the Port you can see a lot of port related models, a lot about... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There's a lot to see here - many, many interesting artifacts on display covering centuries of Hambur's hsitory (architectural, religious, maritime, etc. But after a couple hours, we began to feel a little overwhelmed. Definitely worth a visit, but be sure to block out enough time to really appreciate what's here. Be warned admission is cash only (and the guy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Make sure to get a map to follow the chronological order. The elevator to the tower is worth the ticket.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Finally got around to a visit! I didn't even reach the 18th century, it was so fascinating, especially the Hanseatic League, and how Hamburg's status changed as the stress shifted from the Baltic to the Atlantic. At least two more visits needed - but be warned: it's easy to get lost. Good English-language explanations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Allow between 3 and 4 hours here depending on how long you plan to spend on the top floor with the model railway! This is a very interesting museum, much of the information is in English and there are audio guides. As well as the huge railway layout it encompasses the history of Hamburg, a section on the Jewish population... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visited using our Turbopass may not have paid to visit otherwise. Some features were in English and the Jewish History in Hamburg section was very good. Lady behind the desk was less than friendly and was just repeatedly shouting in German that I couldn't take my bottle of water in so she confiscated it. Apart from that, the museum was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

On a wet day why not visit a museum? This one is very good although it may be a bit specialised for some. We just looked at one very good section, the history of Hamburg in the 20th century. Very well presented.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

museum is a few minutes walk from st pauli underground and is a must see if you are interested in the history of this fine city. Its a bit disjointed in places but gives a good overview of the history of the city. There is also a large model railway on the top floor that is worth seeing. Give yourself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The history museum has something for everyone- it covers economic history, trade history, some war history, emigration and immigration history. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a must-see museum to understand everything Hamburg! Even though I have been there many times in my youth, this museum and Hanburg's rich history never ceases to amaze me. The staff is friendly and you can even get guided tours. It is conveniently located and has decent opening hours. This time around I took the time re-read historical... More 

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