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German National Museum of Contemporary History

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Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0228/9-16-50
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Fascinating glimpse into post-WW2 Germany

The museum follows the history of Germany immediately following the second war up until the present day. It is one of the best laid out museums I have visited and contains... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The museum follows the history of Germany immediately following the second war up until the present day. It is one of the best laid out museums I have visited and contains exhibitions on post war reconstruction, economic recovery, the division and subsequent reunification of Germany (as well as much more). While some of the displays contain English summaries, if you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum during my stay around the rhein. It was free but I didn't find it very interesting. There a free bag check in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I visited this as a reasonably good German speaker with my non-German speaking partner. We both really enoyed it - there is plenty of English signage (just look to the left hand side in smaller type on the main placards). The modern history of Germany from 1945 - 1989 (and a little beyond) is covered. The perspective of West (BRD)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a great museum and fills in a lot of gaps in my own knowledge of recent German History. For those of you who want to know what happened between the end of WWII and the fall of the Berlin Wall, this is a must. Lots of information is provided in English but there is also a free audioguide... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

As someone who has lived through all but a few of this 70 year slice of history, I found that this museum helped put major events of that time in perspective and filled in some of the gaps in my knowledge (and memory). The number of original items on display is impressive, and the progression through the museum (and history)... More 

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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You will see Germany's development from the ruins of the war until now. You may experience the time of the "Wirtschaftswunder" in an authentic ice cream parlor and meet chanceller Adenauer in parliament while you sit in the original chairs. You can recall every decade with sound and vision and contemporary utensils

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I love spending times in museum's in every city I visit and I have to say this is a great visit ,I found the staff a bit scarey and I really didn't feel they gave me much help . I really just enjoyed it myself

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The best thing about this museum in the name - it is a museum of *contemporary* history. No having to go through halls of pre-history and middle ages before you get to things you (or people you know) might be able to remember. There is a good mix of exhibits in display cases, large exhibits and things to keep hands... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

huge exhibit of german history since 1945, very educational for our whole family, we'll surely be back to see more as we simply ran out of time this time round. Well worth the visit!

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very nice museum, everything is set up very well chronological, the staff was ok not very wow, I would recommend to ask for a tour guide as most of the details are in German. The coffe shop and suvenir shop were disappointing but that's OK, I like the fact that the tram brings u right inside the museum and it's... More 

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