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German National Museum of Contemporary History

Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0228/9-16-50
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Bonn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Royston, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

You must but bags and coats in the free cloakroom to the left of the main reception on arrival before visiting the main museum exhibit on the ground floor. The time after WW2 is covered in detail with both English & German descriptions, although more in German. There are many floors with lots of interesting exhibits which is laid out... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

An very interesting museum following the Germeny's history starting with WW II until nowadays.Free entry.There is a cafe when you can have a break.I think it's better to visit it in the afternoon.I visited it in the morning and it was very crowded,scores of school children with their teachers where there.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The best part of the exhibition is on the ground floor, where the time after the big war is covered. If you have some time left on a rainy day, go there, it's free. If not, there a better places to spend your time in Bonn: Beethoven House, a tour on the river Rhine, the Museum of Art, the alt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This museum is located to the west of Friedrich-Ebert-Allee just south of the junction with Reuterstraße to the south of Bonn. There are several museums along this street: this one is the furthest north (closest to Bonn). There is a large multi-storey car park behind the other museums further south off Joseph-Beuys-Allee a few minute's walk away. The museum covers... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Always worth a visit, good displays and a nice cafe for a rest either after or before your visit. It is also free of charge.

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went there a couple of days ago and found the WWII exhibition really interesting. The entrance is free of charge which is really great. I learned much about the important events in German history during and after the war, the political system and culture of Germany.

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It's my favourite museum in Germany! It is set up chronologically, starting from the post-WWII period. They offer an interactive experience. They even display the evolution of the backyard throughout the decades after the war! Start at the subway station, go to the temporary exposition, follow to the main exposition, if possible with a (audio) guided tour.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This museum was the highlight of our trip to Cologne! Great presentations, very interactive and lots to learn-English overviews are provided for each area. The museum is brilliant for all ages and is really accessible-you move from floor to floor by gentle ramps. The café is excellent too. The only moan is that the staff seemed to like frowning and... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The museum has been rightly rated first on this site . the visitor will gain excellent knowledge about the situation in Germany after the war . it provides detailed information about people , events and situations that has brought Germany reach its current EU leader position. the exhibits are authentic and takes one back into the relevant periods. highly informative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

For me it was very learnfull and clearfull too. A lot of images and pieces from that time. From the end of the second war till nowadays. Not everything has English subtitles. There are guide tours. It's free. And it's better than everything you can see in Berlin about the war stuff.

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