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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany (St. Pauli)
49 040 42841 2380
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As featured in 3 days in Hamburg
Ranked #19 of 153 Attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hartford, CT
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Nice museum and great for getting a little history lesson about Hamburg, if you're a person who nerds-out on history. Convenient lockers and coat check. Inside the museum, each century has a miniature model of how the city has grown, alongside the other artifacts and dioramas. I visited on the Turbo Pass because it was included. Can't comment on the... More

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Everything I liked! Very well set cronologically, helpful audio tools, the cafe inside is super cozy and very well attended, very well thought the walkthrough of the exhibition. The models (miniatures) are extremely specific and very well explained.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I easily spent 5 hours here. Fantastic range of exhibits. Many are labeled in both German and English. Sobering reminders of dark Jewish history in Hamburg, and indeed in Germany overall.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well laid out, lots of English explanation and also a free audio guide in English which was very detailed. The exhibitions were really good and covered the entire life span of Hamburg from early days to today. Special exhibition was also on on model railways, which for me was a bonus, Spent a most enjoyable 4 hours and finished off... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We found it very interesting to see how Hamburg was first settled and grew over the years. The museum is fairly English friendly. Most of the exhibits had English explanations and the English head phones helped quite a bit. We also liked the exhibits on 20th Century Germany, seeing this part of history from a German point of view was... More

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's definitely worth visiting! A big museum with interesting and interactive exhibitions. So much information about Hamburg culture and history.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was a quiet month, it was oly 6 people in the museum so it was all for us only! Extremely big, stunning items, especially the piano and the huge fire place. There was a short film in one of the rooms which we could see and you should take 3-4 hours to discover it properly. Very amazing museum, must... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After taking a stroll through the botanical gardens, we spent a good couple of hours here on a Sunday morning. Although it took us a moment to find the sign for where to start our tour, you're then guided on a 2000 year history of Hamburg which was enlightening and suprising in parts. It concentrates a lot on its rich... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very interesting museum, located in a beautiful park, but some of the information is only available in German.

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Farum, Denmark
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

That was a exciting experience. The histroy was made living. Espcially the part about development of the habour was very exciting. Even for my very historic interested friend.

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