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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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It helped that some information notices were in English although not as many as other museums. There was a huge part on the political history which didn't interest us that much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It helped that some information notices were in English although not as many as other museums. There was a huge part on the political history which didn't interest us that much but the exhibitions of the Berlin Wall and technological advances since the war were very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you're interested in german history and ww2, this is an amazing place to go. It's situated in Bonn, which isn't far from düßeldorf and köln

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Average . I hope we will see more interesting things in the museum. The price is very low , and maybe for this reason the museum is not so good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited to see German history since 1945, which this museum covers in detail, but were equally impressed with the social memorabilia (clothes, sweets, films, football) which was beautifully presented. The museum is brilliantly laid out, and there were good English translations. Facilities were great, including cheap cafe. Free but donations welcomed.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a must if you like to find out more about history of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1945 until the present day. I have learn so much about the suffering after the war and the transition during each decade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Well planned and laid out exhibits. Learned a lot about the build up to WW2 and post war development. Would have liked more on recent history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Been to various Germany historical museums in Berlin but this was worth a visit as Bonn was W. Germany's capital and holds so much cultural and historical significance. The entry is free and one can spend around 2-3 hours glancing through the world war, Cold-war era to the contemporary German culture. This site also offers other Arts exhibitions and music... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Really worth going to get a grasp of Germany in recent decades. Admission free, with full of history & stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

These exhibits were very detailed and presented well in chronological order. English audio headsets available. Wear good shoes for a lot of walking/standing. Not many places to sit down rest throughout exhibits. It took us 2+ hrs to go through, it depends on how detailed you are in viewing. Cafe on site. Subway stop under building takes you to Bonn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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Address: Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0228/9-16-50
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Bonn

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