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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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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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Best museum in Hamburg!

Tell history from early times to actual days in a interactive experience, machetes, jewish exposition (HIghly recommendable!) and Hamburg in second world war as Germany

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Tell history from early times to actual days in a interactive experience, machetes, jewish exposition (HIghly recommendable!) and Hamburg in second world war as Germany

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Through the doors of history we wondered. What a surprise of all the room and the way they were presented. We had a map that showed up what was where. Yep! all was in Germany. Yep! I should have taken German. The map was very helpful, the art was great. A great day spent

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Here you will find a number of great exhibits about all aspects of living. You will need a number of hours to view everything on display. There was a very good naval display with detailed information on the many aspects of the industry. Relief models showed the harbour outline and the many developments over the years. Loading techniques are explained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited with my wife. Lots of sail boats history and boat modules. Post history shown as well. Good musuem to visit , need about 2 to 3 hours. Also had a big Hamburg rail roads, bridges, miniature display all trains running around the ship yard.

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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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New York
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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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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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Address: Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 040 42841 2380
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg>  > St. Pauli
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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