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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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Excellent and Informative For A Free Museum!!

This museum was very informative, intriguing and interesting. Not only was it free but the exhibits and artefacts have been well maintained and kept. Quite a lot of history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This museum was very informative, intriguing and interesting. Not only was it free but the exhibits and artefacts have been well maintained and kept. Quite a lot of history and information about events that took part during the Cold War. Sad to learn about conditions of people in East Germany under the Communist Regime. Good things the wall came tumbling... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This Museum is hugh. They have changing exhibitions pointing out special topics. I only saw the exhebit concerning foreigners living in Germany. History nicely presented. Easily understandable, well curated.

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have been here more than once. It is everytime a fantastic stay. The mix of historical political Events and cultural/life style history makes it so enjoyable. I love the shorter term history as well. Just to see the modern history already from this perspective it gives you some smiles. I still cannot believe, that the entry is for free!... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very nice public museum. Much information and very well organised and nice exhibitions. Only downside is the lack of English for non-German speakers

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Haus der Geschichte (German history museum) is located in the center of international quarter. The entrance is free for all, and very well-planned, so from children to grandma can explore without problems. Don't forget the very informative free audio guide (English and German).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This history museum was very well curated. From the design and theory of the exhibits it is clear the Germans took care and time to construct this story of their modern country. For people old enough to remember the Cold War experience, this exhibit will give an additional and important facet to the events of the second half of the... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This museum gives you an interesting and very well made overview of German history after WWII. It is for free and has always interesting changing exhibitions and a nice muesum shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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Tasmania
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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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