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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

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Neighborhood: St. Pauli
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Address: Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 040 42841 2380
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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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Start your Hamburg tour from here! It’s not the biggest of city museums or the most modern but interesting if you’re a history, maritime or railway freak, or if you’re just a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Krakow, Poland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Start your Hamburg tour from here! It’s not the biggest of city museums or the most modern but interesting if you’re a history, maritime or railway freak, or if you’re just a tourist who likes to know where he is and why the place he is visiting looks like it does. The exhibition is versatile and the staff is helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I found the large three floors of the Hamburg museum a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. There's some amazing animations of the port construction, plenty of models of the port and ships that use the massive port facilities. The older middle age history of Hamburg is comprehensive from the 9th century through to the Reformation. The amount of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A good local museum with a good location, that provides info on the history of Hamburg; the port, the culture, Jewish community etc. Lots of the information is provided in German and English so plenty for non-German speakers to read and understand. Recommend doing, isn't expensive to go and visit and can talk a walk around Park Planten de Blomen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is excellent, I saw this first in 1956 as a young lad, since then new trains have been added. Entry in the price for the museum .Set working about every hour for 30 min with commentary in german.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Beautiful story telling through out ! With light and sound effect. First thing I visited in Hamburg, and happy I did - armed me with good amount of information.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great insight into the history of the town. Exhibition is an appealing format with town and ship models, replicas of interiors, etc. Lot to see and lot to learn. There is a model railway on the top floor, operational on a fixed schedule (during our visit on Sunday it was every hour starting at 12) with German language commentary.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This museum is great if you have a couple of hours of time. It is on multiple levels and tells the history of Hamburg from its very beginning to the present day. The free audioguide in English was really helpful for understanding the well-designed displays. The Museum of Hamburg's History offers fantastic insights into how this city grew to be... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

+ Lots of cool visual and interactive possibilities. Lots of space and very detailed. Telephone guide for each room. - Guide only in german. We missed a schematic overview of the museum and a chronology.

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Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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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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